Located in Mahe, the republic’s main island, Jordans Trust Company (Seychelles) Limited was established in 2007, and has become an important part of our international network of offices. The Seychelles is an attractive Jurisdiction for offshore incorporations, with a stable, yet independent, political and economic climate. Success in the global corporate services market has enabled Seychelles to steadily develop more value-added areas of offshore business.
While many of our clients use the Seychelles as an incorporation centre, it also offers a very attractive platform for the management and control of Seychelles companies. Its time zone makes it more convenient for European clients, in comparison to Asian or Caribbean jurisdictions, and its extensive double taxation agreements network, and cost effective professional services all complete the offering.
Jordans provide full director and management services in the Seychelles for IBCs, CSLs and other
foreign-registered companies (eg BVI companies). Our director services ensure that your offshore company maintains its tax exempt status in the Seychelles.
Jordans provide corporate shareholders to hold shares under the terms of a declaration of trust in favour of the beneficial owner of the structure. This service provides full confidentiality for clients.
Trusts are created in the Seychelles under the Seychelles International Trusts Act 1994 or under another appropriate law (e.g Jersey law) Trusts are exempt from tax in Seychelles, and offer considerable tax and succession benefits for high net worth families.
Seychelles has a modern Foundations Law based on the Liechtenstein model.
A Foundation is a body corporate without members and is similar in effect to a trust (a Foundation can be likened to a “corporate trust”). The Foundation appeals particularly to practitioners and their clients in civil law countries.
Where robust tax and succession planning is required, Jordans will provide trustees to own the shares of the company and arrange the drafting of the appropriate trust instrument. The
International Trusts Act includes anti forced heirship provisions, which are particularly attractive to Middle Eastern and Asian clients.
Jordans provide comprehensive international tax advice through our UK Head Office). This advice is always available to our clients in Seychelles.
We can provide full accounting, tax compliance and bookkeeping services for Seychelles companies and trusts from the Seychelles.
There are no restrictions on the residence of shareholders or directors of Seychelles
Companies (IBCs) and therefore local individuals or companies may own and manage IBCs entirely free of local taxation (corporation tax on local companies is 40%). The only restriction placed on IBC’s is that they may not trade within the Seychelles.
Special Licence Companies (known as CSLs after the governing legislation - The Special License Act) are locally managed companies that are subject to a minimal (1.5%) rate of corporation tax, which in turn grants access to the Seychelles network of double taxation treaties. CSLs are used for inward investment to treaty states such as China.
Professional infrastructure - Local legal resources are now considerable, represented by an increasing number of international law firms in the Seychelles.
Part of an International Trust Company group