Guidelines

Which type of legal entity is right for my business?

In the following article, we will summarise and weigh up the differences between a limited company and a limited liability partnership to provide increased clarity between the two structures.


5 Reasons why MiFID II provides Enhanced Investor Protection

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive I (MiFID I) was introduced in all European Union (EU) Member States in 2007. Its objective was to create a single financial services market in the EU by promoting the market’s integration, competitiveness and efficiency.


ACRA releases phase 2 amendments on the Singapore Companies Act 2014

ACRA is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore and it has published some updates that will take effect from January 2016.


The Financial Action Task Force’s actions to combat de-risking

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has issued an online statement concerning their efforts to combat de-risking. It is divided into four areas of concern, which aim to simultaneously raise awareness & prevent any anti-money laundering and terrorism counter financing risks.


Why invest in Belize?

Belize is a Central American paradise, known to attract an abundance tourists each year, due to the countries beautiful beaches, lovely eco-lodges, rich marine life and also due to the Mayan ruins that can be found in jungles. Beyond the features mentioned above, Belize also attracts investors for many reasons. In this article we will explore and summarise the most important ones.


How to submit treaty benefit applications in China using new process

China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) has released the SAT Announcement No. 60 that prescribes a new process for treaty benefit applications by treaty country residents.


Everything you need to know about the Automatic Exchange of Information

From the 1st of January 2016, the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) is coming into effect. Companies from some jurisdictions have approximately 5 months to arrange their financial affairs which means business owners and compliance officers will be ensuring their businesses are adhering to the new regulations.


Business migration: the current trend of international entrepreneurs

The new trend For the last few years’ now there has been a move away from the traditional use of virtual offices towards the much more favorable idea of Business Migration. Migration can be defined as “something or someone moving from one place to another generally in order to receive some kind of…


5 important corporate issues to consider when starting a new business

According to commercial regulations in many common law jurisdictions, Directors have a duty of care requiring them to act in good faith for the company’s best interest, and using reasonable consideration of all available options before acting.


Opening a corporate bank account in Hong Kong: 5 do's & don'ts

Following the Hong Kong Bank Ordinance & the KYC (Know your client) obligation, every bank in Hong Kong must obtain details about any potential client. If you (as a non-resident national) are looking to open a bank account for corporate purposes or otherwise, our guide below will give you any hints and tips to success.