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British Virgin Islands

BVI - Offshore company - Overview The economy of British Virgin Islands is one of the most prosperous and rapidly developing among other Caribbean economies. Offshore company legislation offering the possibility to incorporate in the country was adopted by the Government in 1985.The first International Business Companies Act was adopted in 1982 which enables for the establishment of tax exempted offshore companies having minimal compliance requirements and complete confidentiality of details. The British Virgin Islands have one of the most successful legislative systems supporting offshore activities. In 2005 a new BVI Business Companies Act came into force, which represents a further development in the already outstanding BVI offshore corporate legislation. The new Act removes any former distinction between a local company and an offshore company, promoting only ... Read More »

Delaware

Delaware - Offshore company - Overview Delaware is located on the Atlantic coast, halfway between New York and Washington D.C. being one of the smallest states in the US. Delaware is the leading jurisdiction for the incorporation of companies in US (more than half of the Fortune 500 companies and more 30% from the companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange). Delaware jurisdiction has a very stable democracy and is well known as the most popular offshore jurisdiction for offshore companies. The offshore company registration process is one of the most fastest and easiest in the world. One of the most important advantages of Delaware jurisdiction is the state's internationally renowned Court of Chancery which deals exclusively with corporate matters. Judges of this ... Read More »

Singapore

Singapore - Offshore company - Overview The Republic of Singapore is an island state, located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in Southeastern Asia. One of the original tiger economies, Singapore jurisdiction is now a major international financial and trading center for establishing an offshore bank or offshore companies that rivals Hong Kong as the world's biggest container port. Singapore jurisdiction has a reputation for being highly regulated, while in reality, it is a carefully administered jurisdiction. Singapore's economy has been ranked as one of the least corrupted of the world, one of the top financial centers with the most business-friendly environment. Singapore jurisdiction is a cosigner to a number of double tax ... 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 »

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 »