UK Company: What is a Person of Significant Control (PSC)?

By Euro Company Formations, 27.07.18 A Person of Significant Control is someone who exerts a certain amount of control over a UK based company. This regulation applies to a UK Limited Company (LTD), Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLP), Societates Europaeae (SE) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP). Who is considered a Person of Significant Control? There are Read more…

Malta: the lowest Corporate Tax Rate in Europe 5%

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 17.07.18 Malta is attracting a growing number of investors from Europe and around the world. Due to a number of advantages, some investors would even consider Malta to be superior to offshore jurisdictions. Malta is not an offshore jurisdiction, it joined the EU in 2004 and was able to maintain its extremely Read more…

Entering the European Market – How to Choose the Right Country for my Start-up Company

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 26.06.18 There are many factors to consider when choosing the right jurisdiction to incorporate your business. This can be an exciting yet challenging time for international entrepreneurs. There are a multitude of start-up locations to consider and multiple factors such as culture, language and ease of doing business. Euro Company Formations have Read more…

New UAE Investment Law to Allow 100% Foreign Ownership

By Ana Maricic, 22.05.18 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in the process of passing new regulations which will allow foreign investors to hold 100% ownership in some specific onshore business sectors. The Minister of Economy announced that the final draft of the law is awaiting the UAE Federal National Council approval and is expected Read more…

Hong Kong’s Unique Business Hub and Funding Schemes

By Kooshila Takoordyal, 23.03.18 Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in South-eastern China with its own legal system, police force, customs and immigration policies. Its official name is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. A multicultural and officially bilingual jurisdiction speaking both Chinese and English; in the business sector, English Read more…

Migrate a Company to Cyprus: Re-domiciliation

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 22.02.18 In existing practice, it’s permittable for a company to move its domicile (or place of incorporation) to another jurisdiction, in this case, Cyprus. Similar to a company changing its registered office or registered agent within a jurisdiction, a company can also move to a new country. This migration is commonly known Read more…

Czech Republic: One of Europe’s most Prosperous Nations

By Kooshila Takoordyal, 25.01.18 Through the peaceful “Velvet Revolution” in November 1989, Czechoslovakia transitioned from communism back to a liberal democracy. The “Velvet Divorce” in 1993 peacefully divided Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004 which saw impressive growth rates and an increase in foreign investment. The Read more…

Malta’s Unique Structure for Private Trust Companies and Family Trusts

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 19.12.17 A trust is a form of contractual relationship in which legal ownership of assets is transferred from a settlor to a trustee. When a settlor partakes in this relationship they give up any ownership or rights to the trust assets, meaning they are not able to give any instructions to the Read more…

Corporate Bank Accounts for International Companies

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 20.11.17 One of the biggest challenges companies face today is opening corporate bank accounts, this is difficult in any jurisdiction and even off-shore companies have issues. A corporate bank account is a universal need across all businesses. The specific needs of businesses vary but in general bank accounts are required to track Read more…

What funding is Available to German Businesses?

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 27.10.17 There are tens of thousands of German-based businesses, with more companies being formed every day, from sole proprietorships to large corporations. Germany has the fourth largest economy by national GDP and fifth largest with respect to PPP. Germany’s prominent economy is largely due to the small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) operating Read more…

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