JURISDICTIONS AT A GLANCE

Our head office is based in Gibraltar, a self-governing British overseas territory, located at the south-western tip of Europe overlooking the entrance to the Mediterranean.

The decision where to establish a trust or register a company, foundation or marine vessel, depends on the client’s specific requirements and taking into account a number of factors including local tax regime, confidentiality regulations, banking facilities, movement of currency and many more.

We offer an international service, worldwide from Gibraltar.

Antigua

  • Incorporation Time: 1-2 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; register of Directors
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director to be represented by an individual required

Australia

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: registered office; particulars of Directors
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 At least one Director must live in Australia
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • Only individual Directors required – no corporate Directors

Bahamas

  • Incorporation Time: 5-7 working days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; registered agent; register of Directors
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1. Director needs to be resident.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • At least one Director to be represented by an individual: not required

Belize

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required

BVI

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered agent; (registered office, shareholders optional) Register of Directors.
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required

Canada

  • Incorporation Time: 1-2 Days
  • Documentation to be filed at registry: Documents can be in English or French. M&A, First Board of Directors form, registered office address.
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders:
  • You will likely have to register your corporation in any province or territory where you carry on business.

Cayman Islands

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day. If all company documents are provided incorporation can be on the same day.
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A;
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1, however 2 if company is regulated by Cayman Island Monetary
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required

Cyprus

  • Incorporation Time: 1-3 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; Secretaries & Directors
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • Advisable to appoint and individual as Director and to be resident for tax purposes

England

  • Incorporation time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1

Gibraltar

  • Incorporation Time: for an urgent fee in 1-2 days; normally: 4-5 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; Secretaries , Directors & Shareholders; share capital
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required
  • Redomiciliaction in and out possible.

Hong Kong

  • Incorporation Time: 4 working days.
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required for private companies not members of a group of companies of which a Hong Kong company is a member.

Labuan

  • Incorporation Time: 1 -2 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: registered office; Secretaries; Directors; & Shareholders M&A; share capital
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 either 1 individual or corporate entity. Director meetings required annually.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1. Can be either individual or corporate entity.
  • No Director represented by an individual required

Liberia

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 . Any nationality. One person can hold all offices.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required

Lichtenstein

  • Incorporation Time: 2-5 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; incorporation documents
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 -3 depending on vehicle
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 2
  • At least one Director to be represented by an individual

Luxembourg

  • Incorporation Time: 2 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; incorporation documents
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 for a limited company
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1

Malta

  • Incorporation Time: 2-3 working days.
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; Secretaries, Directors & Shareholders; if individuals acting as Secretary, Director or Shareholder a passport copy is required: For non EU citizens / companies also a bank reference is required
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 if a Private Company. 2 if a Public Company.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 2.
  • A Single Member Company may also be registered under certain conditions.

Marshall Islands

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 (no maximum)
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 2; (no maximum)
  • Corporate Directors allowed.

Mauritius

  • Incorporation Time: 7-15 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: M&A; authorization from the FSC required
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1. 2 if a GBL1 company.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • One Director to be represented by an individual with local residency.
  • Shelf companies not allowed.

Nevis

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day.
  • Minimum number of Directors: 3. May be fewer than three, but not fewer than the number of shareholders in the company.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director represented by an individual required
  • No shelf companies.

New Zealand

  • Incorporation time: 1 day (if the officers are local)
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Application form and consents of shareholders and directors.
  • Minimum number of directors: 1
  • Minimum number of shareholders: 1

Panama

  • Incorporation Time: 3-4 working days
  • Documents to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered office; resident agent; Directors
  • Minimum number of Directors: 3 for individuals. 3 for Corporate.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1 (no maximum)

Seychelles

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day.
  • Documents to be filed at the registry: M&A; registered/resident agent; registered office;
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • No Director to be an individual required

Singapore

  • Incorporation Time: 1 day
  • Documents to be filed at the registry: details of Directors & Shareholders;
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1 director. Director must be resident.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • Director of the company MUST be an individual (no corporate Director)

South Africa

  • Incorporation time: 3-7 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: The Notice of Incorporation and the Memorandum of Incorporation must be lodged at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) A certificate to commence business is submitted with the formation documentation.
  • Minimum number of directors: 1
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1 (shareholders can also be directors)

Switzerland

  • Incorporation Time: 10 days
  • Documents to be filed at the registry: Directors & Shareholders;
  • Minimum number of Directors: 1. At least one Director must be resident.
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1
  • 1 individual domiciled in Switzerland to represent the company

USA – Colorado

  • Incorporation time: 1 day
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation.
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – Delaware

  • Incorporation time: 4-6 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – Florida

  • Incorporation time: 7 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation.
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – Nevada

  • Incorporation time: 3-5 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation.
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – New York

  • Incorporation time: 4-7 days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation.
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – Washington

  • Incorporation time: 7-10 Days
  • Documentation to be filed at the registry: Articles of Organisation or Certificate of Formation.
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1
  • Minimum number of Members: 1

USA – Wyoming

  • Incorporation Time: 3-5 days
  • Documents to be filed at the registry:  Articles of Association
  • Minimum number of Managers: 1 (no maximum)
  • Minimum number of Shareholders: 1 (no maximum; no public information)
  • No Director to be represented by an individual required.
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