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21February

Offshore Tax Havens and International Financial Centres

The Rise of International Finance Centres

dual citizenship second passportThe stereotype associated with the words ‘offshore tax haven’ is depicted with many negative connotations, many of which are often exaggerated depictions and plagued with erroneous associations. Accompanying imagery brings up tropical Caribbean destinations in which greased whiten linen suit wearing mafioso types hand over briefcases full of unmarked currency to a local attorney who launders the money through an intricate series of offshore transfers.

The exaggerations, largely conjured up through Hollywood blockbusters, fills the head with such conceptualizations by exploiting the publics craving for tabloid-like headlines. As if often the case, the reality is a far cry from the romanticized picture captured by the camera.

Posted in offshore company formations, tax avoidance, international finance company, tax haven articles

15February

UK LLP vs Scotland LP

The differences between a Limited Liability Partnership and a Limited Partnership

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There are a multitude of offshore products and jurisdiction all offering a dizzying array of possibilities and locations with a wide range of products and characteristics. While many company formation vehicles often appear similar each have their own unique attributes that can support the proper growth and protection of a business depending upon its specific needs and circumstances.

Within Europe, the United Kingdom (UK), remains the most sought after jurisdiction due to its location, opportunity and reputation. The UK offers several company formation vehicles; the UK Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and the Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP) are two such options that give clients a wide range of possibilities.

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08February

New Zealand Limited Partnership vs Scottish Limited Partnership

Not all Limited Partnerships (LPs) are created equal

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A Limited Partnership (LP) is a hybrid structure that enjoys many benefits due to its flexibility to be used in many forms and for virtually any purpose, that become popular over the last thirty years due to its tax transparency, separate legal personality, and its ability in taking on limited partners.

Out of the many jurisdictions that offer LP’s – the New Zealand Partnership (NZLP) and the Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP) are two such structures that deserve special attention.

Posted in offshore company formations

03October

Offshore Accounts and Asset Diversification

Be prepared with a secure Plan B

Diversify Diversity in financial investing is a well known rule of thumb, what isn’t commonly known is how offshore structures assist this process.

While most people recognize the downside of putting all your eggs in one basket, whether that is in any one commodity, checking account, or stock; what many are not aware of, is how proper asset diversification should includes different banking systems, currencies, and geographical locations.

Diversification not only provides peace-of-mind during periods of political or economic volatility, but protects oneself in the case against fraudulent claims, lessens ones exposure to risk, and provides maximum leverage in todays violative markets. Offshore greatly enables the individual, opening up a world of different markets across various platforms that offers a reliable Plan B.

Posted in offshore company formations, dual citizenship and second passports, offshore asset protection strategies articles

07September

A Step-by-Step Guide to Going Offshore

A Simple 3 Step Guide to the Offshore Company Formation Process

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The offshore industry is a sector filled with contradictory notions fueling the publics perception that is prone to exaggerate and scandalize. In todays world of disinformation it is difficult to discern fact from fiction. Establishing oneself offshore has never been more popular, as many people are seeking alternative resources to protect themselves in uncertain times.

The Offshore Company formation process is simple, straightforward and can be completed in a matter of days with just a few basic personal details. This article is to take you through the Offshore selection, registration, and formation process in order to break the commonly held idea that a company formation process is complicated and burdensome.

Posted in offshore foundations, offshore company formations, tax haven articles

28January

Paradise Papers Prove Offshore is not Only for the Rich and Famous

Why the Offshore Industry Will Continue to Thrive

paradiseThere are many reasons why an individual would chose to go offshore; as an alternative to the traditional banking system, offshore structures give individuals a form of asset protection that is unrivaled within the standard financial industry allowing complete security for all variety of assets.

The release of the Paradise Papers shows how it is used not only among the fringes of society, but is being used by some of the biggest names and companies in the world. If these companies and individuals are going offshore for wealth protection and tax planning, there is a good chance that they are doing so for a reason. There is a widely held misconception that offshore protection is used only by the wealthy elite and is not for the average citizen; however like all stereotypes the offshore industry suffers from many perceived illusions.

Posted in offshore foundations, offshore company formations, tax haven articles, offshore asset protection strategies articles

03January

Why Going Offshore Matters More in the Wake of the Paradise Papers

Why Offshore Companies are for Everyone

paradiseIn the wake of the Paradise Paper leaks, there has been a public outcry in response to the revelation of documents connecting high profile figures and companies with offshore accounts in low-tax jurisdictions.

Though the Paradise Papers revealed no illegality, governments and the media have criticized those named in the documents accused of safeguarding wealth overseas to avoid paying higher tax rates.

Those named included the Queen of England, members of the US and Canadian Governments and Apple amongst others. Exploiting the public’s desire for sensationalism the media has continued to portray offshore banking and finance as a shadow world of illicit underground dealings failing to recognize that it provides a necessary service that enables and supports the globalized economic structure providing many services for industries across the spectrum.

Posted in offshore company formations, tax avoidance, tax haven articles

07June

Dubai Offshore vs. RAK Offshore

Untangling Offshore Financial Centres in the UAE

Dubai-downtown-night-scene-with-city-lights-shutterstock 84292729The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become an attractive option in which to conduct business, due to the Free Economic Zones that offer a number of advantages to individuals and companies seeking confidential and tax-free opportunities.

In the UAE, there are two offshore jurisdictions:

Ras Al Khaimah, commonly referred to as RAK Offshore, under the jurisdiction of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA)

Dubai Offshore, under the supervision of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

Thirty-eight Free Zones are offered by the seven Emirates in the UAE, with twenty-two in Dubai alone. Each zone is managed by a Free Trade Zone Authority that caters to a diverse range of business sectors and activities.

Posted in offshore company formations, tax haven articles, offshore asset protection strategies articles