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Seychelles Foundations – their nature and advantages

15 Sep 2016
Foundations are most easily visualised as a combination of a company and a trust. They are increasingly being used by UK citizens, particularly entrepreneurs, for wealth management purposes. Foundations have a separate legal personality and can therefore hold their own assets, contract with third parties and sue in their own name and in their own capacity. A foundation does... Read More AboutSeychelles Foundations – their nature and advantages »

By Philip Jacques

Cyprus International Trusts and the Modern Concept of Beneficial Ownership

04 Feb 2015
The terms ‘Beneficial Owner’ and ‘Resident’ are key concepts in international treaty planning and are increasingly becoming analogous, with national laws and international conventions looking to deny benefits to a resident person (individual or company) of a contracting state who is not the true beneficial owner of a dividend, interest or royalty. The term ‘Beneficial Owner’ can be... Read More AboutCyprus International Trusts and the Modern Concept of Beneficial Ownership »

By Richard Melton

Seychelles as a trust domicile

30 Sep 2014
Practioners in offshore tax planning and structuring arrangements should take note of the facilities Jordans Trust Company can offer in Seychelles.   With Russian CFC rules imminent and an increasing focus by high net worth clients in the African and Asian markets on succession planning, the ability of Jordans to provide trusts and foundations managed in Seychelles has... Read More AboutSeychelles as a trust domicile »

By Martin Palmer

Trust or Foundation: What's right for you?

30 Jun 2014
If you are considering ways to protect your assets or succession planning for the future, trusts and foundations are both valuable solutions.  But there are a number of similarities and important differences between both options so you need to find what’s right for you. Trusts have a long history in UK common law and have become much more sophisticated over time, while... Read More AboutTrust or Foundation: What's right for you? »

By Beth Lansdown

The Jersey Private Trust Company

21 May 2014
The offshore discretionary trust notion has developed over the years, and many of the offshore jurisdictions have modernised their legislation to keep in tune with the continuing development of it. These offshore jurisdictions have had to adapt to the needs of the hard-headed entrepreneurs and family business empires, who are sometimes uninclined to relinquish control over their... Read More AboutThe Jersey Private Trust Company »

By Beth Lansdown

BVI: VISTA trusts

21 May 2014
The Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act, which was introduced in 2004 and refined in 2013, allows a shareholder to transfer ownership of a BVI company into a trust without the need for the trustee to involve himself in the management of that company. A traditional trust arrangement imposes a duty on the trustee to ensure that a company, which the trust owns, oversees the management of the... Read More AboutBVI: VISTA trusts »

By Philip Jacques
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