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Offshore and onshore companies

Basic ways to use international structures

  • International trade – as a center for business, trading transactions, logistics
  • Holding company – as an effective vehicle for transfer of dividends and capital gains income
  • Income accumulation from intellectual property – through the sale of rights to intangible assets
  • Financing of companies – management of funds through financial instruments
  • Asset management – trusts, foundations
  • Other – rendering of services, investments in securities, ships registration, banking and insurance activities

Offshore companies – key aspects

  • Taxation – offshore jurisdictions usually allow tax-free offshore corporations provided some conditions are met (e.g. no trade within offshore jurisdiction),
  • Asset protection – e.g. to segregate high-risk investments from other more secure holdings, to provide for the transfer of assets for the next generation in an efficient and discreet fashion,
  • Simple reporting – lesser reporting requirements (varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction) – e.g. no filing requirements of financial statements or keeping, auditing and filing accounts,
  • Privacy – e.g. Nominee directors and officers, easily transferable bearer shares,
  • Confidentiality – details of owners/shareholders/directors are not part of public record,
  • Low capital requirements – usually no requirements to have minimal paid-up capital and the amount of the authorized capital can be freely determined,
  • Examples: British Virgin Islands, Republic of Seychelles, Belize, Panama.

Onshore companies – key aspects

  • Transparency – public companies register, details of shareholders/directors/registered office are usually part of public record – usually accessible online ;
  • Extensive network of double tax treaties – usually recommended as transactional entities that holds international investments;
  • Highly stable and reliable legal environment including investment protection;
  • Reputation and prestige – ownership of onshore corporations is seen as prestigious in business partners’ view;
  • Incorporation prices and running costs for onshore corporation is in compliance with the way they are usually used;
  • Examples: The Netherlands, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Malta

How do we setup onshore/offshore companies for you?

  • 1
    Choose the country and give us all relevant data
  • 2
    Sign all necesary documents in our office
  • 3
    We shall register the company in the country selected by you
  • 4
    Start up the business