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Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Offshore company  - Overview A Hong Kong offshore company is the perfect vehicle for conducting offshore banking activities, international trade, investment activities and for asset protection.Though Hong King does not have any specific laws that govern offshore company formation, it is one of the most popular offshore jurisdictions for setting up an offshore company. Hong Kong occupies the South cost of China; it outsides South China Sea to the West, East and South. Hong Kong is a word-class financial, trading and business center. Hong Kong is the ideal location for an Asian headquarters. Hong Kong's excellent reputation and supervision make it the best alternative for corporate structuring because Hong Kong does not have an ‘offshore' or ‘tax-paradise image'; it is universally deemed a ... Read More »

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Offshore company - Overview The United Kingdom of Great Britain lies on British Isles off the Western Coast of Europe and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Northern Sea and English Channel. It's one of the several economic "superpowers" of the world and known as a country leader. The country is considered an offshore financial center in terms of offshore business operations. Having the mildest tax climate in the European Union is often used as the base multinational corporations operate from in other EU countries. Principal and Corporate Legislation for LLP are Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000 and The Income and Corporate Taxes Act 1988 (as amended). This country has the biggest number of concluded Double Taxation Treaties and it provides excellent opportunities ... Read More »

Isle of Man

Isle of Man - Offshore company - Overview Isle of Man is situated in the waters of the Irish Sea; at the geographic center of the British Isles it is quickly accessible by air from all major UK centers within approximately an hour making it a convenient offshore jurisdiction.Isle of Man jurisdiction is a Crown Dependency with a high level of autonomy and it has never been a part of the UK. UK is responsible for only the island's foreign relations, defense and good-governance. Isle of Man is not a member of the EU, but has a special status in terms of free movement of the goods and services (associate member). Being economically and politically stable, it represents a favorable tax environment and its economy is based on ... Read More »

Malta

Malta - Overview - Offshore company The Republic of Malta is an archipelago of seven islands, member of the EU. It is situated in the central Mediterranean Sea, near Italy, Libya and Tunisia. Malta's proximity to various markets and easy accessibility makes Malta very attractive to international business opportunities. Malta jurisdiction is a sovereign independent state enjoying traditional political, economic and social stability and it is a member of the United Nations, of the Council of Europe and of the Commonwealth. Malta maintains friendly relations with all countries through its policy of neutrality and non-alignment. Malta is a Civil Law jurisdiction, however, all modern legislation including company, tax and maritime laws are modeled on their UK counterparts. Malta has enacted a fiscal and legislative framework with ... Read More »

Madeira

Madeira - Overview - Offshore companies The Madeira archipelago is located in Atlantic Ocean and is composed by Islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens. It is a Portuguese archipelago which has an important strategic role due to its geographic location, being situated between Europe and the Caribbean Islands.Companies licensed to operate within the Madeira Free Trade Zone are for all purposes Portuguese resident, and therefore can in most cases benefit from the double tax treaties signed by Portugal.Portugal has signed double tax agreements with the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mozambique, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela. Negotiations are nearing completion with other countries. Principal Corporate Legislation applies for Limitada Company ... Read More »