Which country offers the ideal structure for my offshore company or foundation?

This is a comprehensible question of entrepreneurs as soon as they become involved in the process of founding an incorporation with the purpose of asset protection or inheritance planning.

Worldwide countries and British overseas territories, as well as low tax countries and tax havens, offer the chance to found an offshore company. Some offer better conditions than others.

Countries like the Cayman Islands, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man) have signed international treaties which are based on the US-Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and which make the automatic exchange of information possible. This exchange normally refers to a private account and not a corporate or trust account. In our view, nevertheless, such countries are not ideal for persons seeking for high level privacy.

A perfect offshore location offers:

  • Political stability
  • Internationally recognized reputation
  • High data security standard
  • Non-bureaucratic business law
  • White listed by OCED
  • Recognized jurisdiction
  • Modern banking and financial services
  • Access to modern IT and communication means
  • Easy Access with regard to authorities and institutions
  • Good infrastructure

GWS Offshore has selected offshore locations, which meet the international standards, but still comprise the principal advantages of an offshore company, which our clients expect.

GWS Offshore offers company foundations in: