Offshore Company Formation

We incorporate offshore companies in most of the principal offshore financial centres. Our staff have extensive knowledge of international structures as well as high levels of experience managing multi-jurisdictional business. With regulated offices in key markets, we bring local insight with a global perspective to your business.

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Offshore companies

We can help you incorporate in a range of jurisdictions.

BVI
company

£POA 

Incorporation of BVI Companies
 

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Jersey
company

£POA 

Incorporation of Jersey Companies
 

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Cyprus
company

£POA 

Incorporation of Cyprus Companies
 

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Seychelles
company

£POA

Incorporation of Seychelles Companies

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Hong Kong
company

£POA 

Incorporation of Hong Kong Companies

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General appellation of typical private investment vehicle 

British Virgin Island Business Company (BVIBC)

Zero tax rated

Private Company

International Business Company (IBC)

Private Company

Governing corporate legislation 

British Virgin Islands Business Companies Act, 2004

Companies Jersey Law 1991 (as amended)

Companies Law, Cap 113

International Business Companies Act 1994

Companies Ordinance (Ord. No. 28 of 2012)

Time-scale for incorporation

2 – 3 days

Fast track 24 hours, otherwise 3-4 working days.

10 days

24 hours

7 - 10 working days

Availability of ready-made companies – subject to due diligence

Minimum and maximum number of shareholders 

Minimum one. No maximum

Minimum one for a private company and two for a Plc.

Minimum one. Maximum 50.

Minimum one. No maximum.

Minimum one. Maximum 50.

Statutory minimum paid-up capital requirements

None

None

Euros 1

None

None

Standard authorised capital

50,000 shares

£10,000

Euros 10,000

US$100,000 (licence fee is US$100 irrespective of authorised share capital)

HK$10,000

Residency requirement on shareholders or shareholders' meetings 

None

None

None

None

None

Information published relating to shares and shareholders

Share register at the registered office address; available for inspection by members. Not publicly available

Registered shareholders published

Registered shareholders published

None

Registered shareholders published.

Minimum and maximum number of directors

Minimum one, no maximum

Minimum one, no maximum

Minimum one

Minimum one, no maximum

Minimum one, no maximum

Are corporate directors permitted?

Yes

Yes. The company must be licensed and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission

Yes

Yes

Must have st least 1 individual director, corporate directors are permitted to act alongside the individual unless it is publically listed or limited by guarantee

Information published relating to directors 

Directors register at the registered office address. Not available to the public

None

Directors' details published.

None

Directors' details published.

Nationality and residency requirements of directors 

None

None

None

None

None

Must accounts be filed publicly?

No

No

Yes,/p>

No

No

Must accounts be audited, and if so by whom?

No

No

Yes, by Cyprus-Registered auditors

No

Yes, Auditors must be qualified under the Professional Accountant

Must the company have a registered presence in the territory of incorporation?  Yes, Registered office and agent Yes, Registered Office Yes, Registered Office. Yes, Registered Office and Registered Agent Yes, Registered Office.
Information published relating to shares and shareholders

No

Not mandatory

Company seal

Required

Optional

Required

Optional

Required

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