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Private Client & Offshore Services

11 July 2019
Craig Cordle The list goes on – why Guernsey bridges gap between funds and stock exchanges

Guernsey - Ogier

It is well known that new investment company listings have been relatively sporadic of late – this is not entirely due to Brexit, but it is clear that Brexit has stalled a number of fundraisings which have gone out to market. Fortunately, once there is some clarity on the way forward, there may be a race to market. Data from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to the end of January 2019 shows that Guernsey is home to more non-UK incorporated companies listed on the LSE than any other jurisdiction globally.

Author: Craig Cordle
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Johanna Niegel Compliance issues

Liechtenstein - Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU)

There are various compliance issues in Liechtenstein with regard to private client wealth management. In this context, the government recently introduced specific anti-avoidance provisions to the Tax Act regarding the tax exemption on dividends and capital gains and implemented the Fourth EU Anti-money Laundering Directive and EU Regulation 2015/847 on the transfer of funds.

Author: Johanna Niegel
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Pedro Cortés Fiscal consequences of offshore regime revocation

Macau - Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

Macau's offshore regime will be revoked on 1 January 2021. While the main reason for establishing an offshore company is to take advantage of an offshore regime, primarily for tax benefits, in light of this impending revocation, such advantages will soon be inapplicable to offshore companies established in Macau.

Authors: Pedro Cortés, Kong Seng Hin
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