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Seychelles

Seychelles - Offshore company - Overview Seychelles is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, between the east coast of Africa and India. Most of you know Seychelles jurisdiction because of its natural beauty and the fantastic tourist destination it is. Seychelles is an independent Republic and one of the most progressive offshore centers in the world with competitive legislation, which makes incorporation relatively simple, whilst ensuring investor confidence and privacy. Seychelles has double tax treaties with Indonesia, Barbados, China, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Botswana, Thailand, Mauritius and Cyprus making all jurisdictions of choice traders. The governing legislation for the formation of the versatile and most widely sought type of offshore company is Seychelles International Business Companies Act 1994. More recent legislation ... Read More »

Cyprus

Cyprus - Offshore Company - Overview The Republic of Cyprus enjoys a strategically beneficial location at the intersection of the traditional shipping routes between Europe and the continents of Asia and Africa. It's a hub of the busy trade routes linking Western Europe with Middle East and North Africa. While Greek and Turkish are the two official languages, English is wide spread, especially in the business community. The offshore regime in Cyprus for offshore companies has changed as part of the island's accession to EU, and as result of agreements with OECD. It also enjoys a wide network of Double Tax Treaties, becoming a dominant player for tax planning structures. Furthermore, Cyprus is renowned for its efficient, stable, and reliable banking system and effective professional sector, both ... Read More »

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 »

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 »