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Offshore Jurisdictions

Whilst our Head Office is based in Gibraltar we can provide company formation offshore and onshore services in many jurisdictions and have information sheets readily available not only on the more popular offshore jurisdictions but also on some of the more complex and less known jurisdictions.

We have made every effort to ensure that the details contained herein are up to date and correct but it does not constitute legal or professional advice and we do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise for any errors or omissions.

 

GIBRALTAR Company - Establishing Gibraltar Companies

Gibraltar has an excellent reputation, is a cost effective bilingual (English and Spanish) jurisdiction within the EU but with special status.

 

 

 

BAHAMAS - Offshore Jurisdictions

Well established financial centre with highly flexible legislation. The Bahamas IBC can be used as a holding company or an investment company. The Bahamas has a well developed banking sector.

BELIZE - Offshore Company Information 

Highly flexible legislation with quick and efficient service. English speaking with competitive costs.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - Offshore Companies Set-Up

A BVI company provides a cost effective, flexible alternative. This type of company can be used as a holding company or an investment company holding a bank account.

CAYMAN ISLANDS - Offshore Jurisdictions

Well-established Caribbean jurisdiction with sophisticated legal and banking infrastructure. Can be expensive for non-trading companies. Very strict bank secrecy laws.

CYPRUS - Company Formation Offshore

Due to the numerous double taxation treaties and as an EU member state Cyprus may be a suitable choice for trading companies. Particularly beneficial for trade with certain Eastern European countries and Russia.

DELAWARE - LLC Company Services

Not usually recognised as a tax free status jurisdiction but a reputable US jurisdiction.

GUERNSEY- Offshore Jurisdictions

Guernsey is somewhat overshadowed by its neighbour Jersey. Guernsey provides a base for many of the world's respected financial institutions. A Guernsey company can be used for all types of purposes including investment and holding. Disclosure of the beneficial owners is required to the Guernsey authorities.

ISLE OF MAN (IOM) - Offshore Company 

For trading companies, a popular choice with good infrastructure and respectability. There is no corporation tax in the IOM. An Isle of Man company can register for VAT. There is no requirement to disclose the name of the beneficial owner to the Isle of Man authorities.

JERSEY - Offshore Jurisdiction

A highly respected offshore jurisdiction suitable for all types of companies such as high profile trading companies or investment companies. Can be expensive. Disclosure of the beneficial owner to the Jersey authorities is required.

MALTA - Malta Company Information

Malta became a member of the EU on 1st May 2004 and is therefore an attractive jurisdiction with low taxation. Malta can also give access to a number of double taxation treaties including those with Spain and Portugal.

NEW YORK LLC - Offshore Jurisdictions

New York is the centre of commerce and New York city together with London is the most important financial centre in the world. It is therefore a prestigious location with good image.

OKLAHOMA - Offshore Company Registration

US jurisdiction with an efficient and quick companies registry.

PANAMA - Offshore

Well established finance centre with US$ denominated currency. Provides many flexible offshore vehicles together with the Panama foundation. Efficient and cost effective.

UK LLP

A popular jurisdiction due to its Common Law base and relative cheapness compared to other European trading nations. A UK company where trading outside the UK can be sheltered from UK taxation when acting in an agency or broker capacity.

The UK also provides the Limited Liability Partnership, the UK LLP, and whilst having corporate characteristics and legal capacity in its own right, trading income is taxed like a partnership. Therefore if owned by non-UK tax payers and has no UK source income it is not chargeable to tax in the UK. The UK LLP is therefore suitable for trading operations outside the UK.

WYOMING OFFSHORE INFORMATION

Not usually recognised as a no tax jurisdiction. It is ideal for holding companies or trading companies. The most common type of company is the LLC (Limited Liability Company) since this can be structured to avoid charge to US taxation.

 

Other Jurisdictions:

ANGUILLA - Offshore Information

Caribbean offshore jurisdiction providing the International Business Company (IBC). Legislation is similar to the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

LABUAN - Offshore Jurisdictions

Labuan is a region in Malaysia which has special tax status. It is a suitable credible location in Asia with less Bureaucracy than Hong Kong. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

LIECHTENSTEIN - Company Set-Up

A highly respected jurisdiction, normally used for holding purposes, a company limited by shares is the most popular. Can be inflexible and expensive. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

LUXEMBOURG - Holding Company Set Up

A highly respected offshore jurisdiction with full European Union Membership. Usually used for holding companies wishing to make use of absence of withholding taxes. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

MARSHALL ISLANDS - Company Formation

A Marshall Island company provides a very cost-effective, flexible alternative. This type of company can be used as a holding company or an investment company but is not particularly recommended for high profile trading companies. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

MAURITIUS - Offshore Company Management Services

Ideal jurisdiction for trading in the Far East, Africa and India. Has preferential double taxation treaty agreement with India. There are two types of companies available, those paying a low level of tax but which can take advantage of the double taxation treaties and the offshore company which cannot. A company may register a name using Chinese symbols.For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

NEVIS - Information on Company Set Up

This type of offshore company can be used as a holding company or an investment company but is not particularly recommended for trading companies. Closely follows Delaware law and useful to those familiar with this legislation. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

NEW ZEALAND - Investment Holding Set Up

English speaking common law jurisdiction with well developed professional infrastructure. A New Zealand company when acting as nominee and bare trustee with no New Zealand source income it is not chargeable to tax in New Zealand. Therefore effective as a property or investment holding company. Not suitable for trading activities. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

SEYCHELLES - Information on Offshore Formations

One of the more recent jurisdictions to enact offshore legislation. The legislation is modelled on that used in the Bahamas. Annual government franchise tax is fixed for the life of the company at the amount payable at the date of incorporation. Therefore no increase for existing companies should the government increase fees for new incorporations. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

SINGAPORE - Offshore

As long as no revenue arises from within Singapore or is remitted to the republic, a company can avoid taxation in Singapore. This is a well regulated jurisdiction and therefore running costs are higher than a traditional offshore jurisdiction. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS - Holding Company Set Up

One of the first Caribbean jurisdictions to offer offshore companies. No longer as popular due to the lack of marketing, but suitable for a holding company or an investment company. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

VANUATU - Offshore 

Small offshore territory near Australia. For a copy of our datasheet please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone number +350 200 76651 or simply click here to email us.

 

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