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Offshore Company Formation

 

Elia International Consulting Services provides services and procedures for Company Formation at offshore countries.

Check the list below for individual country informations:

Anguila

 

Company formation services:

  • Offshore company formation in Anguilla within 24 hours
  • High confidentiality
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • Guaranteed bank account, including e-Banking and credit card
  • Share capital must not be paid up
  • Anonymous company formation with nominee director and shareholder (optional)

Company information:

  • Anguilla Offshore Company Features
  • Anguilla Companies Act
  • Fee Schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

Anguilla is an island of the Lesser Antilles and its population is about 13.500. The state is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

The Anguilla Offshores Companies have become popular in recent decades due to the high level of confidentiality and a quick registration process, sincethey can be registered within 1 hour. The country has no capital gains, estate, profit or other forms of direct taxation, on individuals or corporations. Anguilla has not signed any double tax treaties. Government annual fees are included in the basic establishment fee.

The minimum number of directors is one, of any nationality and need not be resident in Anguilla. The beneficial owner remains confidential. The minimum number of shareholders is one. The name of the companyshall end in one of the following suffixes, which points out the limited liability: Ltd, Corp, AG, Inc, SA, NV or GmbH.

The Anguilla Offshore Company is ideal for:

  • Internet commerce
  • Intellectual property management
  • The custody of movable and immovable property
  • Consulting
  • Inheritance provisions
  • Stockbroker / forex
  • International business

 

Costs of an Anguilla Offshore Company:

Considering the legal and fiscal structural options as well as the high reputation, we recommend also the offshore company formation in the United Arab Emirates.


Bahamas

In order to incorporate private company in the Bahamas, a Memorandum of Association should be filed with the Registrar General. Articles of Association may be filed with the Memorandum of Association within six months, and should be signed and witnessed by one other person. 

Other provisions include: The memorandum to be signed by at least two subscribers in the presence of at least one witness. Each subscriber should subscribe for at least one share. A non-resident subscriber is needed to obtain exchange control permission. The capacity of persons incorporating is to be submitted with the Memorandum in the form of a declaration signed by highly skilled and experienced attorney.In order to incorporate a company in the Bahamas, a Memorandum of Association should be filed with the Registrar General. Articles of Association may be filed with the Memorandum of Association within six months thereafter, and must be signed and witnessed by one other person. Other provisions include:

  • The memorandum is to be signed by at least two subscribers, one of them is witness.
  • Each subscriber should subscribe for at least one share.
  • A non-resident subscriber is needed in order to obtain exchange control permission.
  • The capacity of persons incorporating is to submit with the Memorandum in the form of a declaration signed by counsel and attorney.
  • The extent to which the liability of the members or shareholders or limited.

 


Belize

 

The International Business Company (IBC) is the most common form of incorporation in Belize and it is similar to the Limited Liability Company. An IBC may conduct business anywhere in the world. All IBCs incorporated under the Belize International Companies Act are exempt from taxation and high levels of confidentiality, since the name and details of company directors and shareholders are not held on public record.

Company Registration

We firstly prepare the Memorandum and Articles of Association of your IBC, as soon as we have received all necessary information. All incorporation documents are filed with the Belize International Business Companies Registry for approval along with all necessary fees. The Registrar shall approve the documentation and issue a Certificate of Incorporation which certifies the IBC is fully registered and incorporated in Belize.

Steps for company formation we assist you:

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Standard Government Duty
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Articles
  • Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier
  • Provision of the Registered Office & Registered Agent in Belize
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements

Features of a Belize International Business Company

  • Exemption from taxation in Belize
  • Confidential structure, no filing requirements with the authorities
  • The Memorandum and Articles of Association are the only documents to be held on the public record
  • The names of the shareholders and directors for offshore Belize are not a part of the public record
  • Belize IBCs are permitted to open offshore bank accounts
  • No annual public disclosure of directors or shareholders is required
  • No requirement for an Annual General Meeting to be held in Belize
  • Exempt from the payment of local taxes
  • Low cost incorporation
  • A registered agent and a registered office are required
  • Shares may be issued with or without par value and in any currency
  • No statutory accounting or audit records need be kept or filed in Belize
  • Annual Government fee is relatively low
  • The Belize IBC cannot derive any income from activities in Belize

A Belize IBC is not subject to exchange control regulations, however, all profit earning activities must be conducted outside Belize.

  • No minimum capital requirement
  • No requirement for audited accounts
  • No need for annual returns
  • No requirements for a local director or secretary
  • No requirement for an Annual General Meeting

Incorporating a Belize IBC

It takes only 3-5 days for a company to be incorporated in Belize. After the submission of the proposed company name,the approval is gained from the authorities in Belize within a few hours. We then present the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company to the Registrar. Subsequently, a Certificate of Incorporation is issued and your new company is incorporated.

Documents and Information

To start the incorporation of your offshore company in Belize we require the following:

  • The company name
  • Name and address of the directors
  • Name and address of the shareholders
  • Proposed company activities

Authorised and Issued Share Capital

  • There is no minimum share capital required
  • Share capital may be expressed in any currency
  • Your IBC may issue as few or as many shares as it deems desirable

Company Directors

  • Directors may be of any nationality
  • Only one director is required
  • The names of directors do not appear on public record

Company Shareholders

  • Shareholders may be of any nationality
  • Only one shareholder is required, this can be the same person as the director
  • The shareholder can be a person or a corporation

Company Name

  • Your company name may be in any language
  • A company name check can be carried out free of charge to see if a required name has already been registered
  • We can reserve your IBC name for up to ten days
  • Having submitted the name of your IBC to us, we obtain approval from the Belize Company Registrar

The word Limited, Corporation, Incorporated, Society Anonyme, Sociedad Anónima, Aktiengesellschaft or an abbreviation thereof, must be part of the Company name.

Registered Office

You must have a registered agent and registered office in Belize - this is included in our standard company formation price.

Company Accounts

Your company does not have to keep records in Belize and there are no requirements to file accounts or a financial statement.

From the start, we will guide you on what accounting records need to be held.

Secrecy Confidentiality

Secrecy Confidentiality is one of the main advantages of the Belize International Business Company. No information is filed on public record on the company beneficial owners, directors and shareholders upon registration. This information remains only known to the licensed Registered Agent, who is bound by the law to keep it completely confidential. The internal corporate records of the IBC as the Registry of Members, Registry of Directors and the Corporate Minutes and Resolutions, are all kept by the Registered Agent and are also confidential. The only documents held on public record are the Memorandum and the Articles of Association. These documents do not contain any indication as to the actual beneficial owners, directors or controllers of the company.

One of the main reasons why Belize is so advantageous choice is confidentiality, since the only document presented for public filing at the registry is the Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation. There is no requirement for public disclosure or annual filing of accounts according to the legislation. This includes complete confidentiality for company shareholders and directors.

There are no minimum capital requirements, no need for audited accounts, no annual returns, no requirement for a local director or secretary and no requirement for an annual general meeting.

Annual Renewal Service

We ensure the provision of the following regarding your company in Belize

  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
  • Payment of Government Fees
  • Maintaining Statutory Records
  • Maintenance of Shareholder Register
  • Maintenance of Director Register
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents
  • Your company is required to pay an annual government licence fee, every year to maintain your company's good standing


British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an established international financial center and is leading the world market for International Business Companies, with more than 853 000 companies registered to date under their jurisdiction.
Legislation on International Business Companies was passed in 1984 and created the International Business Company (IBC), which is the preferred company use offshore (offshore) activities.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British colony in the Caribbean.
Maintain a stable political structure and their internal legislation based on the principles of English law and the legal system, thus enjoying a high stability. The national currency is the US dollar and the official language is English.
• Time Schedule - Only 2 - 3 days needed for the foundation of your company
• Directors - only one director of any nationality is required for the company
• Shareholders - Only 1 shareholder required of any nationality
• Share Capital - There are no minimum share capital requirements
• Accounts - no obligation to submit accounts or financial statements
• Tax - An International Business Company (WEU / IBC) is exempt from income tax comes off the British Virgin Islands
• Name - the name of the company must reach Ltd., Inc, Corp, SA
• Confidential structure - no requirements for submitting names of directors and shareholders with government authorities

In BVI, an International Business Company is very quick and simple registration with the minimum requirements by providing privacy and asset protection. Provided that your company has no business in the British Virgin Islands and wholly exempt from tax.

Other Benefits Company in the British Virgin Islands:

• Competitive cost of setting up and maintenance
• Quick set up and simple ongoing administration
• Details of the directors, executives and shareholders remain confidential
• There are no restrictions as to the nationality or place of residence of the company's directors or shareholders
• Full exemption from taxation on any business activity or transaction outside the BVI
• All dividends, interest, royalties, rents and payments are exempt from income tax
• Exemption from capital gains tax and inheritance tax
• Shares may be denominated in any currency
• There is no exchange control
• The only documents required to be filed at the Registry of Corporate Affairs is the recommendation documents indicating the seat and registered office
• No requirement for submission of the company's accounts or to make annual declarations

Register a company IBC

Once you submit the name of your IBC to us, approval of the name of the company can be reached within a few hours. Then we present the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company to the Registrar, who will issue a certificate of incorporation and your new company is incorporated. The overall timetable for the full recommendation is two days, although the Registrar's office is automated, which allows recording to be within twenty four hours.
We offer a complete package setting up your company in the BVI which includes:

• Reservation of the name of your company
• Structuring the company as per your requirements
• prepares the requests of your Company Registration
• Drafting of Articles of Association
• Archive documents in the Corporate Affairs Registry
• Appointment of directors
• Initial license fee paid to the government for the formation
• Certificate of Incorporation
• Issue of shares and production licenses
• Delivery of documents by courier

Documents and Information

To start recording your offshore company in the BVI we require the following:
• The name of your company
• Director / s - name, date of birth, address and nationality
• Shareholder /ers - full name and address


Documents obliged to provide

1. Proof of identity. Either passport, identity card, driver's license with photo.
2. Proof of address. Electricity bill or credit / debit card bank statement, dated within the last 3 months.

Your company documents that will be sent will contain:

• Proceedings of the first opening session
• Copies of the Memorandum and the Articles of Association
• Registration certificate
• Share certificates for each individual shareholder, plus two blank licenses.


Company Name

Your company name may be in any language, as long as the translation has been approved first. The name should end with Ltd, Corp, Inc., SA or similar. Some words are forbidden such as names that indicate a government or country auspices. The name approval process takes less than thirty minutes, and a name can be held for 10 days.


Managers
• Managers can be of any nationality and can stay anywhere. Only one manager is required.
• The names of the directors are not displayed in public records.
• There is no requirement to appoint a local resident as a manager.
• The manager may be a person or a company.

Shareholders
• Shareholders may be of any nationality and can reside anywhere.
• Only one shareholder needed. He may be the same person as the manager.
• There is no ceiling on the number of shareholders.
• Shareholders are allowed on behalf of us (service we can offer you).
• The shareholder may be a person or a company.

Registered office

All IBCs in the British Virgin Islands should have a registered office. The head office is where documents can be legally served on the company.
The seat must be a physical address in BVI.
We can offer you this service.

Registered Shares
The Company's Share Register is maintained by a Registered Representative of the Company, as the information must be kept confidential. The representative may only disclose this information in the case of a court order or an inspection of the company with the FSC or other authorities in the BVI. As a result, the ownership of registered shares will not lead to any shareholder information that becomes available to the public.

Public Records
The names of directors and shareholders do not appear in a public record. The only documents to be filed in the SocieteAnonyme Registry are the incorporation documents, which include details of the headquarters. New businesses in BVIs should disclose the business activities of the company.

A company is not required to deposit with the Secretary of Corporate Affairs. Documents filed and available for public inspection are the founding act and the statutes and the certificate of registration. A company may, at its option, choose to file the shareholders' register and a register of members of the administrative board with the Secretary of Corporate Affairs.

Secretary of the Company
A company secretary is not a statutory requirement but a secretary may be appointed to facilitate the signing of obligations.

BVI - Ready Company
Ready Company - Limited Liability Company
We have ready companies in the British Virgin Islands. A ready-made company will be beneficial if a company urgently needs a business registration number, which is immediately needed to complete an important contract and a little time for the registration process.
All of our ready-made companies are private equity companies with paid-up capital. The companies did not have any business activity and neither have duties nor obligations.

They are available immediately and fully with all the documents.
All our ready-made companies:
• They are Companies of International Activities
• Shareholders have limited liability
• They may have only one manager and only one shareholder
• The company registration number is readily available
• They have high expectations and can be used for most business activities.

A Ready Company includes:
• Articles of Association
• Registered agent and office at BPO
• Registration certificate
Procedure for acquiring a ready-made company
• By signing the official documents from the new directors and shareholders to whom they agree to decide, the ready-made company is transported over you and is ready immediately.

What advantages the property owner has with the offshore company
• With the foundation of this company, the owner of the property has the following advantages:
• Anonymity
• Avoiding the Occupation
• Avoid payment of inheritance taxes and transfer of property
• Avoiding seizures for debts


Cyprus

Private limited liability company is the most common form of legal entity for business in Cyprus. The whole process of establishing and registering a Cypriot Limited Liability Company as well as the opening of bank accounts that are followed is, to be overwhelmingly transparent, legitimate and with global recognition, since all procedures are provided by the Anglo-Saxon law followed in Cyprus, but also by the laws Of the European Union, since Cyprus is a full member.
Η διαδικασία εγγραφής Κυπριακής Εταιρείας είναι σχετικά απλή και γρήγορη αφού τα δικαιολογητικά που απαιτούνται είναι πολύ λίγα και απλά, ο δε χρόνος εγγραφής της Εταιρείας είναι το πολύ 15-30 εργάσιμες ημέρες (μαζί με το άνοιγμα των τραπεζικών λογαριασμών) και το σημαντικότερο δεν χρειάζεται η επίσκεψη σας στην Κύπρο. Η ομάδα μας αναλαμβάνει και προσφέρει ολοκληρωμένες υπηρεσίες ως προς την επιμέλεια της σύστασης και εγγραφής κυπριακών εταιρειών για πελάτες εκτός Κύπρου. Αναλυτικότερα η διαδικασία σύστασης Κυπριακής Εταιρείας Περιορισμένης Ευθύνης έχει ως ακολούθως:

Company Name
The name of the Company is very important to start the registration process. In order to facilitate the process of approving the name and / or company name by the Registrar of Companies in Cyprus, we recommend that our clients provide us with 3 preferred names in Greek or Latin characters in order of preference For approval by the Registrar of Companies.

Equity
There is no minimum share capital for a Cyprus Limited Liability Company but usually the minimum share capital of such a company is 1000 Euros. The share capital of the Company is expressed in Euro. The shares that the company may issue are either ordinary or preferential. However, it is noted that preferential shares are rarely used.

Shareholders of the Cyprus Company
The minimum number of "registered / registered shareholders" and / or "beneficial / beneficial shareholders" in Cypriot Companies is one. In the Cyprus Company the shareholders may be either companies or natural persons. For the benefit of shareholders, our affiliates can keep the shares in their name as trustees for the benefit of the beneficiary in order to maintain anonymity. Beneficiaries' rights are fully safeguarded by signing a Trusteed Trust Document. Shareholders who appoint a trusteeship of their share capital manager can maintain their absolute anonymity.
For each shareholder it is necessary to provide the following information and / or documents: full name, any previous name, nationality, full postal address and home address as shown in a recent public utility bill, at least one month previously, profession, brief description of the business activities , A copy of the passport of the shareholder.

Directors of the Cyprus Society
The minimum number of directors required in the Cyprus Company is one. Directors may be either of Cypriot origin or foreigners. However, it is worth noting that the residence status of the manager of a Cypriot company is a key factor in determining whether the company is a resident of Cyprus or not for tax purposes. It is proposed that local directors be appointed so that the company is subject to the Cyprus tax regime and therefore enjoys all the benefits deriving from it, as described below. A corporate entity may also be appointed as a director. For each manager it is necessary to provide the following information and / or documents: full name, any previous name, nationality, full postal address and home address as shown in a recent public utility bill, at least one month previously, profession, brief description of the business activities, A copy of the passport of the shareholder.


Secretary of the Cyprus Society
The position of the secretary in a Cypriot company is necessary under the Companies Law, Cap. 113. The secretary acts under the direction and direction of the directors. The duties of the secretary include, inter alia, ensuring that the company complies with the law and observes its own rules.

Registered Office / Headquarters of the Cyprus Company
The Registered Office and / or the registered office of the Cyprus Company must be in Cyprus, in accordance with the provisions of the law. The address of the registered office is the official address of the company's records, books and stamp. Subpoenas, court orders etc. are made at the registered office of the company. Our office address is often used as the address of the registered office of our clients' companies.

Founding and Articles of Association of the company

The Founding and Articles of Association of a Cyprus Company constitute the constitutional map of the company and are divided into 2 parts:
A. The Statute, which includes mainly the objects and powers of the company, in particular as regards its relations with the outside world, the limited liability regime and its share capital. The Company's Articles of Association will provide for almost all the purposes and / or occupations of the company.
B. The Company's Founding Document which contains the regulations according to which the company operates as a legal entity and regulates the rights of the shareholders.
The Company's Founding Document and Articles of Association together with other documents provided and settled by our office are submitted to the Registrar of Companies for the establishment of the company.

Supporting Documents and / or Personal Documents of Director - Shareholders of the Cyprus Company.
A. Copy of a passport or Greek identity card of a director and shareholders certified by a competent authority.
B. A copy of a utility bill (Telephony or Bank or other) stating Name and Postal Address at least one month before.
C. t is an explicit condition for our office to produce a bank letter of recommendation for the beneficiary and / or director and / or shareholder of the Cypriot company. Ideally, banking letters must be obtained from banks in the country where the beneficiary resides or carries on business.
For the purpose of facilitating the necessary supporting documents and / or personal data required by the company's directors and shareholders, a questionnaire is usually sent to all our clients.
Opening a Bank Account.
Our company provides a complete package of services, including the opening of bank accounts for our businesses and customers. Experienced members of our lawyer team undertake and handle the entire account opening process, simplifying and accelerating it for your convenience, provided that all necessary conditions.
It is worth noting that once the company's bank account is opened, we can manage it on your behalf by providing signatory services, debit and credit cards and online banking services.
Through online banking, you will have full access to and management of the company's bank account by making payments and, in general, various transactions.
As regards the opening of a bank account in Cyprus, the following supporting documents are required:
• A certified copy of the Passport of the Company Owner - Real Shareholder,
• A certified copy of a utility bill (not exceeding 2 months) stating the permanent address of the Company Owner - Real Shareholder,
• Curriculum vitae of the Company Owner - Real Shareholder,
• Compulsory Letter from the Bank in the name of the Owner of the Company - Real Shareholder,
• Aims of the Company,
• Annual Planned Turnover of the Company,
• Relevant forms required by the Bank will be completed by our office and will be sent for signature by the Owner - Real Shareholder.
Tax incentives.
Cyprus is an attractive destination for the establishment and registration of companies due to the reduced corporate tax imposed on Cypriot companies.
The most important points for the tax and legal framework of Cyprus Limited Liability Companies are:
A. Tax on net corporate profits is 12.50%.
B. There is no dividend tax.
C. Many countries have signed the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Cyprus. Greece, of course, could not be an exception, but on the contrary it has signed with Cyprus the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation since 1967.


Dominica

 

Offered services:

  • Offshore company in 1-3 days
  • High confidentiality
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • Guaranteed bank account, including e-banking and credit card
  • Share capital must not be paid up
  • Anonymous company formation with nominee director and shareholder (optional)

Company information:

  • Dominica Corporate Key Facts
  • Dominica International Company Act 
  • Fee Schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

The Commonwealth of Dominica, in the Caribbean Sea, is an island of the Lesser Antilles, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique.

It is a parliamentary democracy and its population is about 72,000. It has become an offshore paradise during recent years, offering high confidentiality and privacy standards. The national legislation allows offshore company formation within the IBC model. Dominica participates to no double taxation treaty.

This island nation is an attractive offshore jurisdiction, as it offers no corporate taxation – just a governmental annual fee. It provides tax exemption for offshore companies for minimum twenty (20) years,from the day of incorporation. Companies are not required to file accounts. The following suffixes are possible and indicate a limited liability: Ltd, Corp, Inc, SA, NV or GmbH.

The government encourages the development of an offshore financial-services sector, including company and bank registration and internet gambling. The beneficial ownership remains confidential to authorities.

The Dominica Offshore Company is perfect for:

  • Internet trade, online gambling
  • International business
  • Bank registration
  • The custody of movable and immovable property
  • Stockbroker / forex
  • Inheritance provisions

 


Dubai RAK

Offered services:

  • Offshore company in 2-4 days
  • High confidentiality and privacy
  • No Accounting or Reporting Requirements
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • Bank account, including e-Banking and credit card (optional)
  • Share capital must not be paid up
  • Anonymous company formation with nominee director and shareholder (optional)

Company information:

  • Dubai (RAK) Offshore Company Features
  • Fee Schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

Ras al Khaimah is an Emirate and sheikdom in the Persian Gulf, ruled by Emir Saud Bis Saqr Al Qasimi. It is part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah (RAK) and Umm al-Quwain.

Ras al Khaimah allows foreign ownership of an offshore company. Therefore, the owner, shareholder or sponsor of the company may not be UAE national. Offshore companies in Ras al Khaimah are exempt from all corporate and income taxes and it is allowedfull repatriation of the offshore company profits and capital.

The advantages of an offshore company in the United Arab Emirates are that the state is white-listed, sovereign and an international platform for trading, consulting and commerce.

The RAK Offshore Company is based on UAE law and it is perfect for:

  • Intellectual property management
  • The custody of movable and immovable property
  • Consulting
  • Inheritance provisions
  • International business and trade
  • Global Sourcing

 

 

Gambia

 

Offered services:

  • Offshore company in Gambia in 12 hours
  • High confidentiality and discretion
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • Guaranteed bank account, including e-banking and credit card
  • Share capital must not be paid up
  • Anonymous company formation with nominee director and shareholder (optional)

Company information:

  • Business Enterprise Regulations 2013
  • Gambia Corporate Key Facts
  • Fee schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

The Gambia, this West-African state, has emerged as a new offshore jurisdiction, providing a complete range of offshore corporate structures, such as International Business Companies (IBC), trusts and tax resident companies, as well as gaming, banking and insurance licenses.

A standard IBC, incorporated in Gambia, is tax free, meaning that there are no taxes on corporate income generated from sources outside of the Gambia.

The registry of Gambia provides one of the most efficient and fastest incorporation services worldwide, while it also offers multiple advantages to offshore businesses of all sizes. IBC’s in Gambia are incorporated as private limited companies, with a minimum of one director and one shareholder. An IBC in Gambia can have registered shares, bearer shares, shares of no par value, redeemable shares, preference shares and shares with or without voting rights.

There is no requirement for annual returns to be filed by IBC and meanwhile the jurisdiction offers high confidentiality. Moreover, the official and spoken language is English.

The Gambia offshore company is perfect for:

  • Internet commerce
  • International business
  • Banking or insurance licenses
  • Holding intellectual property rights
  • The custody of movable and immovable property
  • Stockbroker / forex

 


Gibraltar

 

Elia International Consulting Services has quite long experience in incorporating Gibraltar companies.

You only need about 5 days to incorporate your company in Gibraltar. You initially need the following:

  • A proposed Company Name
  • The Directors full name, date of birth, address and nationality
  • The Shareholders full name and address

Once these details have been received we ensure your proposed name is available at Companies House and begin preparing the necessary documentation.

Private Limited Company (Ltd)

These services are mandatory in order to comply with the minimum local presence rules:

  • We will draw up your Memorandum and Articles of Association and other documents required to register your Gibraltar company.
  • We pay the capital duties and registration fees, and the documents will then be submitted to the Gibraltar Registrar of Companies.
  • We will also provide you with a Registered Office and resident Company Secretary for your Gibraltar company.

Gibraltar Company Documents

Among the corporate documents for a Gibraltar company will always be included: the original Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, First Minutes (showing all appointments of officers and allocations of shares), Share Certificates. Additional documentation may include share transfer forms or declarations, special powers of attorney, additional corporate resolutions.

Company Name

Your company name can be in any language, as long as the relevant translation is approved first and it ends in Ltd. Certain words are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country. The company name approval process takes less than thirty minutes.

Directors

Only one director of any nationality is required for your Gibraltar company.

Shareholders

Only one shareholder of any nationality is required. The shareholder can also be a corporation.

Company Secretary

All Gibraltar companies must appoint a Company Secretary, who may be an individual or corporate body.

Share Capital

The standard share capital is GBP £2000, while there is no minimum share capital. Greater amounts can be agreed, with small increases in the payable share capital tax. The share capital may be expressed in any currency.

Registered Office

Companies incorporated in Gibraltar under the Companies Act must have a registered office address in Gibraltar, where statutory communication and notices are sent. A first notice of the situation of the Registered Office of a Gibraltar company is delivered to the Registrar with the company Incorporation documents.

Non-Resident Company Registration

A non-resident company can be incorporated within five days.Τhe requirements for that are:

  • It must be owned by persons who are not resident in Gibraltar.
  • It may not trade or carry on business in Gibraltar with residents of Gibraltar.
  • It must maintain its Company Register, Registered Office in Gibraltar.
  • It may have a bank account in Gibraltar and still not be classed as tax resident.
  • Its name must not be similar to any existing company registered in Gibraltar.
  • The Registered Office and Shareholder Register must be in Gibraltar.
  • Documents to be filed at the Companies Registry are the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the registered office address and the names and addresses of directors and shareholders.

To qualify as non-resident, it must:

  • Have foreign beneficial owners only
  • Not trade locally in Gibraltar
  • Not remit its income into Gibraltar


Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the world's reliable financial centers, which make the incorporation in Hong Kong attractive for national and international traders by efficient transportation and communication networks. One of the most important advantages of Hong Kong company incorporation is that it will not be perceived as a tax avoidance vehicle, as Hong Kong is a major trading entity in its own right. There is no capital gains tax and exchange control. 

By statute Hong Kong companies should have a minimum of one director and one shareholder. One person can be both a shareholder and a director. There is no statutory requirement and expectation that the shareholders or directors be residents of Hong Kong. They can be individual corporations or persons. Hong Kong company incorporation needs a registered office in Hong Kong and a Hong Kong resident individual or Hong Kong corporation to act as the secretary.


Ireland

Ireland Private Limited Company Formation

  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Constitution
  • File the documents with the Companies Registration Office
  • Appoint the first Directors and Secretary
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Standard government fee to Irish government
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares
  • Delivery of documents

Directors

One adult director, permanent resident of a country member of the European Economic Area is required for an Irish company.

If a European resident director is not possible, we can arrange for a non-resident director bond to be deposited with the Irish government on your behalf. Our experts can provide all the necessary administrative services and company secretarial services.

Every company is required to have a minimum of 2 officers. Where there is only one director, this person cannot also be the company secretary.

Company Secretary

A company secretary, having to keep all documents and accounts, is also required in accordance the Companies Act 2014.

The company secretary is responsible to file an annual return and carry out other functions that may be within the Constitution. A Company Secretary has a duty of care to the shareholders/subscribers.

If you do not have a director resident in Ireland we strongly recommend that our Ireland agent be appointed company secretary.

Share Capital

The number of shares issued by the company out of its nominal share capital is called issued share capital. Initially, one hundred shares of nominal value of €1 each are issued.

The Constitution

The Constitution of a company sets out what the company may do which is very extensive. A NACE Code describes the principal activity of the company, which is used for statistical purposes. The constitution outlines the administration of a company. The Directors have to act in accordance with the Constitution as the rights and duties of shareholders are set out.

Registered Office

The address where a company is officially located and where all legal documents are kept, while it is not necessarily where business is carried out but it is usually the address of the company’s solicitor/ accountant. The address of the Registered Office is the address where all documents related to legal action should be firstly submitted.

Procedure to Incorporate

Submission of Constitution, together with a Form A1 detailing the first directors, secretary, share capital, principal activity, NACE code and details of the registered office.

Principle Activities

The Constitution of the company shall include the company’s activities and given a corresponding NACE code. We can do this for you, as long as we know the purpose of your company.

Timescale to Incorporate in Ireland

Usually an Irish limited company can be incorporated within just 2 - 3 days from receipt of the official signed documents.

Shareholders

The minimum number of shareholders required is one. Corporate bodies are permitted as shareholders.

Acting as your Company Secretary

All limited company must have a Company Secretary. We will happily assist you with any company secretarial advice, and certain company secretarial duties can be carried out on your behalf.

The Company Formation Package includes:

  • Irish Company Name Check
  • Administration of pre-incorporation enquiries and representation at the Companies Registration Office
  • Drafting the Constitution
  • Allocation of the NACE code classification
  • Fast track electronic filing of documents with the Companies Registration Office - incorporation usually takes 3 days
  • Payment of Companies Registration fees
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • 4 sets of the Constitution, one copy is held by the Companies Registration Office
  • Information Guide - principal duties and powers of Company Directors
  • Information Guide - principal duties and powers of Company Secretary
  • Draft minutes for your first meeting of directors
  • Combined Company Register including: Minute Book, 24 Share Certificates, Register of Charges, Register of Members
  • Completion and filing of Form 11(f) (The Companies Act 2014)

Documents you will receive:

Original Certificate of Incorporation

It is issued by The Companies Registration Office after incorporation andit shall state your Company Name, your registered Company Number and Date of Incorporation.

Four Copies of the Constitution

These mention the company name and the objectives of the company, as well as its share structure.

The Constitution shall include the regulations for the company, such as the rules on the allotment and transfer of shares, the appointment and removal of directors, conduct of board and general meetings, etc.

Company Directors and Company Secretaries Guidance Booklets

A detailed explanation of your responsibilities and obligations.

Registered Office Address

The Registered Office is the company's address in Ireland to which formal communications are sent. We can provide a Registered Office for your company if necessary.

Combined Company Register

This register contains the record of the issue of shares, any information regarding the appointment and resignation of officers, the minutes of the meeting, - and also:

24 Share Certificates

Register of Members & Share Ledger

Register of Directors & Secretaries

Register of Mortgages & Charges


Lebanon

We hereby provide you information to help you establish or expand into Lebanon and register your company in the country. Our services include:

  • incorporating a limitedliabilitycompany
  • registeringoffshore
  • registering a branch of a foreign company 
  • registering a representativeoffice 
  • registering for a copyright
  • incorporating a holdingcompany
  • incorporating a jointstockcompany

Liechtenstein

 

Offered services:

  • Company formation in Liechtenstein in 7 days
  • High confidentiality and privacy
  • 12.5% Flat Tax (1.200 CHF annual minimum tax)
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • A bank account, including eBanking and credit card

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a sovereign and politically stable country in Central Europe, bordering on Austria and Switzerland, the population of which is less than 37,000. Although the parliamentary constitutional monarchy has a monarch as Head of State, it is a direct democracy.

Liechtenstein is one of the few countries in the world with more registered companies and jobs than citizens. In recent decades, a prosperous, highly industrialized, free enterprise economy has developed. The gross domestic product (GDP) of 141,100 US Dollar per capita is the second highest in the world.

The country has been internationally recognized as a financial center over decades, especially with regard to the formation of foundations. In the recent years, the Liechtenstein foundation has developed as an ideal instrument for inheritance provisions. Additionally, Liechtenstein has diversified as a financial center by offering alternative investment funds.

A Liechtenstein offshore company is based on civil law and it is ideal for:

  • Intellectual property management
  • Consulting
  • Inheritance provisions
  • Tax optimization, according to directive 90/435/ECC concerning parent companies and subsidiaries

 Further information:

  • Liechtenstein Offshore Company Key Features


Malaysia

The law relating to incorporation of a company in Malaysia is governed by the rules and regulations of Malaysian Companies Act, 2013. As per the act any company doing business in Malaysia should register with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) under the Companies Act, 2013.

To incorporate a company, a person must apply to the Company Commission of Malaysia (CCM) using Form 13A together with a payment of RM30 in order to determine if the proposed name of the intended company is available. If it is, company formation application will be approved and the proposed name reserved for the applicant for three months. 

However, a reservation period of three months will be granted if the name is available, during that time the company should submit copies of documents like Articles and Memorandum of Association, Statutory Declaration of Compliance and Statutory Declaration. A person must then lodge the following documents with the CCM within the three months to secure the use of the proposed name:

  1. Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  2. Declaration of Compliance (Form 6).
  3. Statutory declaration by a person before appointment as a director, or by a promoter before incorporation of a company (Form 48A).


The Memorandum of Association shall describe:

  1. Company's name, the objects.
  2. The amount of its authorized capital proposed for registration and
  3. Its division into shares of a fixed amount.


The Articles of Association describes the rules and regulations governing the internal management of the affairs of the company and the conduct of its business. A certificate of company incorporation will be bestowed by the Registrar of Companies once registration procedures are completed and approved.Once the Certificate of company Incorporation in Malaysia is issued, the subscribers to the Memorandum together with such other persons as may from time to time become members of the company shall be a body corporate, capable of exercising the functions of an incorporated company and of suing and being sued. It has an eternal succession under common seal with power to hold land, but with such liability on the part of the members to contribute to its assets in the event of it being wound up, as provided for in the Companies Act.


Malta

Country Profile

Malta is an island country of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies south of Italy and under Sicily. The country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. It enjoys political, economic and social stability. It is a member-state of the European Union (since 2004), United Nations, the Commonwealth and forms an integral part of Western Europe both politically and culturally. It has succeeded in attracting foreign investors as a result of its strong infrastructure, labour force and its continuously increasing number of banks.

Corporate Tax Rate

Malta’s current corporate tax amounts to 35% and with a Tax Refund Scheme it can result in 5% tax only. The company formation expenses are relatively low, so it is cost-effective establishing a company there for large company and small and medium sized businesses.

Company Formation

Our office offers expert Malta Company formation services to legal entities or individuals planning to register a company in Malta.

We can assist you in all aspects in a company formation process, as our services do not stop at registering the company in Malta on your behalf. We also provide the following services:

  1. Nominee Shareholders
    2. Maltese Company Directors
    3. Maltese Company Secretary
    4. Bookkeeping & Payroll
    5. Secretarial support
    6. Audit
    7. Registered Office
    8. VAT Registration
    9. Bank account opening

 


Marshall Islands

Country Profile

The Republic of Marshall Islands is a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The establishment of a company in Marshall Islands gives you many benefits, as it is consideredan ideal country for international business.

Jurisdiction Advantages

A Marshall Islands (MI) Limited Liability Company has two important characteristics:

  1. The directors of MI companies are not liable except, for breaches of duty and/or care, stockholder’s liabilities are limited to the amount of the share capitalization of the company; and
  2. The companies are viewed as a separate legal entity, distinct from its owners. It is the separate legal identity aspect that makes the Marshall Islands Company an ideal tax planning vehicle.

A Company established in Marshall Islands shall be entitled to conduct business in any country, just like a local corporation. It is subject to the legislation of the jurisdiction where it conducts business.

The characteristics and capabilities of a MI company are:

  • To buy, sell, hold securities, certificates of deposit, open savings and other bank accounts, transact in currencies, stocks and bonds, mutual funds, various other banking instruments, real estate, and other properties or valuables, such as, precious metals;
  • To facilitate the purchase and sale of merchandise across country boundaries. To conclude agency, brokerage and representative agreements and to arrange warehousing, shipping, transportation and bulk purchasing facilities;
  • To act in complete anonymity. There is no requirement to disclose ownership nor is there a restriction on nationality. Owners or shareholders do not have to be residents;
  • The shareholders are exempt from the payment of business license fees, income taxes, corporation taxes, capital gains taxes, estate or inheritance taxes, succession or profit taxes or stamp duties or land transfer taxes related to the transfer of property;
  • Meetings of directors and shareholders may be held by telephone or fax or other electronic means of communication;
  • To trade in its own shares and hold treasury shares. There are no restrictions on mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures;
  • No requirement to file financial statements or annual returns. This avoids listing shareholders or directors normally required in “onshore” jurisdictions;

 

Luxemburg

Country Profile 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small independent country of about 493,000 inhabitants located in the centre of Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and is the host country of several EU institutions, as for instance of the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, Euratom, the European Communities Publication office and the European Court of Auditors et al.

Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy, while themembers of the parliament are elected every five years. The government is in most of the cases the result of a coalition between the two most representative political parties. Over the years, successive Luxembourg governments have shown a constant commitment to the development of financial activities in Luxembourg by creating a flexible and innovative legal framework that takes into consideration the needs and expectations of both the local and more importantly, the international financial markets.

Company Type

SPF:“Société de Gestion de Patrimoine Familial”. The law of May 11th, 2007 created a special tax regime for companies managing private wealth of individuals. The company may be considered the extension of private wealth of individuals. The responsibility of an SPF’s investor/ shareholder is limited to the assets he/she has contributed to the company, since it is about a legal personality different from those of its shareholders.

SPF is not subject to corporate income tax, municipal business tax and net worth tax. However, income derived by the SPF will be subject to taxation at the level of the shareholder in his country of residence. The aim of the SPF tax regime is the avoidance of double taxation. The justification behind this is that the SPF acts as a common vehicle for its investors, without carrying on its own economic activity. As a result, investing through an SPF or investing directly, should be largely tax neutral.

Jurisdiction Advantages

SPF is solely designed for investors managing their private wealth. SPF should be considered as an extension of the private wealth of one or more individuals. The shares of an SPF cannot be used for public placement and cannot be quoted on a stock exchange.

The benefit of the SPF regime is not open to corporate investors nor to be used within a corporate group. Eligible investors within the meaning of the law are:

  1. a) individuals managing their private wealth, or
  2. b) private wealth management entities acting for one or several individuals (trust etc.), or
  3. c) intermediaries acting on behalf of a. or b.

SPF is an extension of the private wealth of its investors, so its activities are limited to those generally expected from individuals managing their financial assets. Based on the law, the SPF may perform the following activities:

  • Holding of financial assets: the sole activity of the SPF should be the acquisition, holding, management and disposal of financial assets excluding any type of commercial activity.
  • Holding of participations: SPF can also hold participations in the share capital or the voting rights of other companies, but only to the extent the SPF does not involve itself in the management of these companies. There are no restrictions regarding the activity of the company in which the SPF may hold a participation.

Corporate Tax Rate

SPF is not subject to corporate income tax, municipal business tax and net worth tax. SPF shall not be entitled to benefit neither from the double tax treaties concluded by Luxembourg nor the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive 90/435/EEC4: Therefore, any dividend and interest payments on financial assets received by an SPF might be subject to withholding tax, if any, in the State of source in accordance with the domestic tax rules of that State.

The SPF is excluded from the beneficial tax regime, for the current financial year, during which it has derived at least 5% of its total dividend income from non-resident and unlisted companies which are not subject to a tax equivalent to the Luxembourg corporate income tax. Thus, at least 95% of the foreign source dividends received by the company from non-listed companies must originate from subsidiaries which are liable to a tax that is similar to domestic corporate income tax.

A company is considered as liable to a tax corresponding to Luxembourg corporate income tax if:

  • the foreign subsidiary is subject to a mandatory tax at an effective rate that is not lower than half of the Luxembourg corporate income tax and whose tax base is computed in a way similar to that applicable in Luxembourg. As the current domestic corporate income tax rate is 21%, the foreign tax rate should be at least 10.5%; or
  • it is a company limited by shares, which is resident in another EU member state and falls within the scope of Article 2 of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive.

The 5% test only regards dividends from foreign sources received by an SPF, meaning that there is no limitation to income other than dividends (domestic or foreigh). Finally, there is no limitation as to the number of investments held in low taxed jurisdictions as long as it ensures that, for each accounting year, dividends from these companies do not represent more than 5% of the total dividend income of the SPF.

 


Panama

We facilitate the opening of Panama and other offshore bank and brokerage accounts. Our highly skilled and experienced lawyers are available to provide assistance in many areas of Panamanian and international law such as immigration and Panama passports, Panama real estate, project development consulting, offshore bank formations, alternative (non-bank) financial institutions, debit card issuance, and general administrative and funds management services.

If properly structured, Panama company formation allows global entrepreneurs to legitimately conduct international business from tax. The following information will help you in determining whether Panama company formation is the optimum corporate structure to fulfill your international business objectives:

Advantages of Panama company formation 

  1. Panama company formation is cost-effective and fast. Panama company formation has no minimum capital requirements and expectations.

  2. Following Panama company formation, it is not necessary to file financial reports or tax returns, provided the company's activities occur outside Panama.

  3. If properly-structured, a non-resident Panamanian company is legally tax-exempt on income derived outside of Panama. However, an annual franchise tax of corporation tax.

  4. It is easy to open global corporate bank accounts to support Panama company formation.

  5. Panama is a member of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) which makes it a most favorable country to enter the American market through.

  6. A preferential property tax rate of 1% is offered to property owners who willingly update the value of their property (versus the usual 2%).

  7. Government plans include implementing a free wireless internet system across the island, which will extensively reduce the cost of international communications and facilitate expatriates and tourists communicating with their home countries.

  8. Panama was rated 4th by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine as a place that has the best foreign investment opportunities in the world.


Seychelles

 

Offered services:

  • Offshore company formation in the Seychelles in 1-3 days
  • High confidentiality and privacy
  • A dedicated consultant
  • Guaranteed bank account, including e-Banking and credit card
  • Share capital must not be paid up
  • Anonymous company formation with nominee director and shareholder (optional)

Company information:

  • Seychelles Offshore Company Features
  • International Business Companies Act
  • Fee Schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

The Seychelles is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean and its population is 80,000. The state comprises over one hundred islands the largest of which is Mahé.

The financial sector has rapidly advanced due to the establishment of the Seychelles International Business Authority and thanks to the progressive laws, which facilitates offshore structures and investments. The Seychelles have successfully developed in recent years as an alternative to offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands.

Since 1994, the legislation of the state allows the formation of International Business Companies, International Trusts and the licensing of International (free) Trade Zone Companies, as well as licensing of offshore banks, mutual funds and offshore insurance. The annual governmental fees are relatively low.

A Seychelles offshore company is ideal for:

  • Internet commerce
  • Intellectual property management
  • The custody of movable and immovable property
  • Consulting
  • Inheritance provisions
  • Stockbroker / forex
  • International business

 


Switzerland

Offered services:

  • Company formation in Switzerland
  • A dedicated client relationship manager
  • Guaranteed bank account, including e-banking and credit card

Company information:

  • Switzerland Company Features
  • Companies Act
  • Fee Schedule
  • Jurisdiction Comparison Chart

Switzerland lies in the heart of Europe and it is the country with the highest nominal wealth per adult in the world, according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product.

This wealthy and stable nation is globally famous for its renowned banking sector and low taxation. Swiss companies are taxed on three levels: federal, cantonal, and communal (municipal). The Swiss federal tax rate is only 8.5 percent. Apart from that, low cantonal taxes apply.

As cantons compete on tax rate to attract business, the total tax rate can vary from 14% to 25%. The canton of Zug has one of the lowest cantonal tax rates. It is possible to reach an effective tax rate of far less than 10 percent.

Type of entities:

  • AG – Aktiengesellschaft – public limited company: This is the most trusted and prestigious legal form in Switzerland.
  • GmbH – Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung: This type of company is limited by shares.

Mexico

Mexico

To set up a business in Mexico, you will probably need to hire a highly skilled and experienced attorney and/or an accountant, who will be able to guide you through the process and help you determine the best corporate, accounting and tax structure for your company.

We provide company incorporation services in Mexico at affordable price, which meet the client's requirements and expectations completely. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, who have expertise and experience in solving all types of company formation issues and client's queries completely and easily. We will organize everything that is necessary for incorporating your company in Mexico. We also provide Company formation guidance and advice on starting a business in Mexico.


Russia

Company Incorporation in Russia is a legal way for foreign entrepreneurs to conduct business in Russia. The country's economy is growing rapidly and expanding widely despite the presence of heavy government control. Company Formation in Russia is also time consuming, requiring in-depth knowledge of local regulations, which frequently change. Therefore, clients choosing Russia company formation should prepare for lengthy documentation procedures. 

We provide company formation services in Russia at affordable price to our global clients, which meet the client's requirements and expectations completely. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, who have expertise and experience in solving the all types of company formations issues and client's queries completely and easily. Our mission is to enhance the customer satisfaction through providing quality company formation services in Russia with a high skilled and experienced team.


Singapore

Singapore

We are a professional services firm in Singapore. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professional accountants providing a full range of accounting outsourcing, tax compliance, auditing, bookkeeping, corporate secretarial, company formation, Singapore incorporation, tax filing, internal audit, payroll outsourcing, payable outsourcing and other business advisory services in Singapore. With our team of professionals, we are best placed to add value to our clients' business at a reasonable cost. Our company formation services culture combined with our growing knowledge translates into innovative solutions to help promote the growth of your business. 


The procedure of a Singapore company formation is as following:

  1. Approval of preferred name ( 2 working days)
  2. An application form to be filled in, signed and scanned containing information about a preferred name, details of directors and shareholders of a Singapore company
  3. A valuable owner declaration and to be filled in, signed, scanned and send to us.
  4. We issue an invoice for a Singapore company incorporation.
  5. The copy of the passport, consent to act as director letter, signed by the shareholder M&AA have to be certify by notary and send us the originals
  6. Clear scan copy of residence proof.
  7. Upon receipt of money on our bank account for Singapore company incorporation, we start an incorporation process in Singapore. It takes up to 5 working days to complete a Singapore company registration
  8. The following process of legalization takes up to 7 working days and up to 5 working days for a courier delivery


UK - Offshore

Establishing International Business Company is a modern trend for several enthusiastic businessmen for the purpose of growing their business globally. An Offshore Business Company is a medium chosen by several businessman or professionals for the purpose of ownership of property abroad along with efficient working of tax and investing reasons.

We provide offshore company incorporation UK, company incorporation offshore and BVI offshore formation services at affordable price, which meet the client's requirements and expectations completely. Offshore company formation services for companies wishing to set up an offshore company to reduce tax liabilities. We also provide all the subsequent support required for the smooth operation and maintenance of offshore companies. These offshore formation services include provision of the Registered Agent, Registered Address assistance with special licensing applications, provision of company management and administration services, provision of directors and shareholders, bank account introductions, mail forwarding, custody of documents, preparation of corporate documentation, secretarial services and a range of further ancillary services.