WHO WE ARE
OFFSHORE COMPANY MANAGEMENT
LEVELS OF SERVICE
Worldwide there is a definite and rapidly growing trend to safeguard assets against high rates of taxation, unstable political and economic factors, business risks and personal circumstances, through the use of offshore structures.
If you also are seeking to plan your affairs to maximize fiscal efficiency and to protect your wealth for now and for future generations, or if you want to grow across international borders and wish to achieve financial efficiency, then you should be talking to us.
Eurofinanzza specialises in tailor-made solutions for wealth preservation and enhancement and provides tax efficient structures to facilitate cross-border transactions.
Our team of specialists with their constant presence and guidance will enable you to make wise decisions and choices. We will assist in the planning and implementation of strategies that will enable you to conduct your financial affairs with absolute confidentiality in an environment free from adverse tax laws.
We have excellent, committed, reliable and competent trust and corporate officers with extensive experience in structuring client’s affairs, registering trusts and corporate entities and in administering them.
Our philosophy is based on partnership. By building close working relationships with our clients we believe we are better able to understand and meet their individual needs in a professional and responsive manner.
Our outlook is global, our solutions may therefore extend beyond the jurisdiction we are based to offer you the right blend of tax, laws and treaties that are best suited to your needs.
It gives comfort to all our clients that they are dealing with a well run, efficient firm of the highest integrity and ethical standard. We give the highest priority to confidentiality and to the security of clients’ assets.
In addition we are committed to good corporate governance principles and have in place an Audit Committee to ensure that our accounting and reporting framework are within international standards and also to review our internal controls and compliance procedures.
We trust you will find in us a vital link for your financial success.
Eurofinanzza Incorporation Services LLC is a registered company in the USA, State of Delaware, as a Limited Liability Company, with representative offices in Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, and New Zealand, providing an array of services to international private clients as well as companies undertaking major cross-border business operations.
Our main focus is in the formation and administration of companies and trusts for clients worldwide, inclusive of proper business solutions for eachone’s needs, including tax planning and asset protection advisory.
By structuring ourselves as a Management Company, we are now able to provide a broader range of services which covers all aspects of fiduciary and trusteeship services and private wealth management to international clients.
Our open-minded approach, service excellence and commitment supported by the use of advanced information systems, have helped to establish Eurofinanzza as one of the leading providers of offshore financial services.
Our clients include major banking organizations, trust companies, law firms, accountants, tax advisors and other professional advisors located in Europe, USA and Asia.
WHY CHOOSE EUROFINANZZA
We are well anchored with a strong, competent and reliable team, open in our dealings but uncompromising in our integrity.
We understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality for our clients’ business affairs and the security of their assets.
When you contact us, you speak to a professional not clerical staff and we respond promptly and efficiently to your e-mail, fax.
We fully understand the offshore financial needs of individual clients and the diversified requirements of active business enterprises and can offer solutions best adapted to their present and future needs.
We work in close co-operation with a number of respected institutions and experts worldwide to ensure that the highest possible level of service is provided to our valued clients.
OUR CORE TEAM
Our core team comprises of professionals with diverse academic backgrounds and expertise. These include trust lawyers who specialise in international personal and corporate tax structuring, trust, estate and asset planning; and chartered accountants with expertise in accounting, tax, trust and company administration and offshore investment advice. The team is supported by dynamic an administrative staff who is graduates in accounting, finance and law.
COMPANY FORMATION SERVICES
We specialise in the formation of special purpose companies on behalf of our clients worldwide.
These Companies provide efficient tax planning structures for investment holding, investment funds, trading, e-commerce and captive insurance.
COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
Our corporate management services include the provision of Directors, Nominee Shareholders, Registered Office / Agent and local Secretary.
Company secretarial services including holding of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings, minute resolutions passed, maintaining directors’ and shareholders’ minute books.
Company support services including registered office facilities, mail forwarding, telephone and facsimile answering services.
Accounting services including the preparation of management, consolidated and statutory accounts, calculation of NAV’s, share and portfolio reports and analysis, bank reconciliation, filing of statutory returns, establishing bank accounts and treasury and banking functions, including arranging transfers of funds, standing orders and periodic payments.
LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Eurofinanzza, with its team of specialist lawyers, is uniquely qualified to meet the legal needs of individuals as well as industry groups in various legal areas including intellectual property, corporate internet and e-commerce, and international trade law.
Our team approach to legal solutions has been extremely well received by clients particularly those clients with diversified businesses. We pride ourselves on being not just legal advisers but integral and value added members of each client’s business team.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
Advising and Assisting foreign individuals and Corporations investing or forming and operating businesses;
TRUST SERVICES AND INTERNATIONAL WEALTH AND ESTATE PLANNING
Regardless of where your assets are located, we offer tailor made financial planning and wealth management solutions that will preserve and enhance the value of your wealth.
This involves a thorough analysis of your personal situation that is, your nationality, residence, objectives for your inheritance etc. The solution proposed may take the form of a will, a gift or a change of residence or the setting up a trust.
Trust allows flexibility in the acquisition, enhancement, preservation and transmission of one’s property with greater confidentiality and optimal tax planning within a strict legal framework. It also protects against claims based on foreign expropriation and exchange control laws.
Eurofinanzza offers comprehensive advice and assistance with the establishment and administration of various forms of trust and asset management.
OUR TRUSTEE SERVICES ENCOMPASSES
Creation of trust for individuals and corporations Drafting of the trust deed Acting as corporate trustees and administering the assets in accordance with the trust deed and the letter of wishes, if any. Prepare and maintain trust accounts on the basis of principal and income accounting, Make distributions to the beneficiaries, Provide a Protector, where required, Protect and ensure the safe custody of documents. Establishing and administering Asset Protection Trust allowing clients access to their assets free of interference, seizure or freezing.
LEGAL & TAX ADVISE
Structuring of investment funds, offshore entities and trusts Intellectual property: patent, trade mark, copyright and technology transfer Trust and estate planning Tax and legal due diligence assignments Captive insurance and captive insurance management business
Managing clients’ companies Accounting services and statutory duties – tax computation and filing of returns Trade support and related services – documentary credits and trade financing Treasury management services Legalisation of documents for use abroad
OFFSHORE COMPANY MANAGEMENT
LEVELS OF SERVICE
An offshore company can be configured with a number of regular and optional services. This resembles ordering a new car – by installing certain optional equipment the vehicle gets safer, more comfortable and more useful.
It is important to choose the right configuration that suits you best. There is no universal recipe – each person and his business situation are different. What suits one client perfectly can be dangerous for another.
A properly configured and managed offshore company can provide substantial tax benefits, protect assets, improve business efficiency, reduce costs and maintain confidentiality. An improperly configured offshore company is a recipe for disaster for the owner and his business.
The necessity for some or all of the optional services will always depend on the actual circumstances of each individual client, and his business. These options should best be considered before placing an order for incorporation, although their integration at a later stage is also possible.
In the following descriptions there will be frequent references to "Client". For the purposes of this review, the "Client" means the real, beneficial owner of the company or the person who has requested us (the Agent) to form the company, or any other persons whom the beneficial owner has designated or involved in the company structure in any capacity, all such persons being independently introduced by the client himself and NOT controlled or employed by us (the Agent).
GROUND LEVEL – BASIC COMPANY
This is the simplest configuration available. A Basic Company would only have the minimum of services provided. Apart from registering the company in the first place and preparing its documents, the only ongoing services are the Registered Address and Resident Secretary.
Registered Address and Resident Secretary are the mandatory minimum domiciliation services. Any company registered in Gibraltar, as na example, and just like several other jurisdictions, is required by the law to have a local address (Registered Address) and a legal agent in its country of incorporation. The Resident Secretary essentially serves as an intermediary between the owner of the company and the Gibraltar Government. In this capacity the Secretary arranges for the formal annual renewal of the Company with the Government Registrar. This service is provided by us as standard. Without it, the company can not legally exist.
Shareholder. In a Basic Company, the actual Client would be directly registered as the Shareholder and the Director. Thus, the client would clearly and publicly appear as the owner and controller of the company. The information of who are the registered shareholders and directors of the company is not confidential! In Gibraltar, this information is directly filed at the Registrar of Companies, showing the names, addresses, nationalities and occupations of the registered shareholders and directors. The files at the Registrar of Companies are available for inspection by anyone. So, it is public information, freely available.
Such total lack of owner confidentiality may cause several legal problems. Being directly registered as a shareholder to an offshore company makes the person clearly linked to that company. This may cause punitive taxation if such offshore company enters into business with the domestic company of the same client (the concept of "related enterprises"). It may also involve the client being requested to report and pay tax on his personal income from such foreign shareholding.
Director. With a Basic Company the client would also serve as a Company Director. In this official capacity the actual client would fully and personally operate the company – sign in bank accounts, issue invoices, sign all contracts and correspondence. Similarly as with being a shareholder, serving as a Director to an offshore company raises serious legal problems. Again, the offshore company may be considered as legally "related" to the domestic firm of the client. Serving as a Director of an offshore company raises the important legal question of the place of management and control of the company. Many high-tax countries will consider that any company becomes taxable where it is managed and controlled – and this is usually where the company Directors resides. So, if the client serves as a Director of an offshore company, he may be requested that his offshore company reports and pays full domestic tax on its worldwide income. This would usually defeat the whole purpose of having an international business (offshore) company.
Communications. With a Basic Company the client would be unable to use the address of the Company for receiving or sending out any routine business correspondence, because the Registered Address is not intended for that purpose. The Registered Address does not include any local telephone or fax number for use by the Company. Therefore, the owner of such Company would have to use his own personal or business facilities to conduct correspondence for his offshore business.
This could facilitate confusion and would also clearly identify the Company as really "offshore".
While having all of these drawbacks, the Basic Company may still be useful for some self-employed globally-mobile individuals who would use the offshore company merely as a separate corporate body to conduct their international activities. In some circumstances such owners may afford not be concerned about being openly registered as shareholders and directors of an offshore company. In these special cases, they would enjoy minimum maintenance cost and a very straightforward company structure.
For anyone else a proper management system of the offshore company should be established. This can include the services of a third-party shareholder, a third-party director, an account signatory and various communications services.
OPTIONAL SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS
How it works?
The shares in the company are formally registered in the name of an unrelated third party – a nominee, provided by us. It would usually be another corporate body (a company), wholly controlled by ourselves, created and licensed solely for this purpose. Client security is maintained by special additional documents which clearly establish the real ownership rights. Such documents may include a comprehensive management services agreement, a trust declaration or a pre-issued set of share certificates and share transfer forms. These documents remain strictly confidential
A nominee shareholder shields and protects the client during any possible public inquiry from showing up as the owner of the company. Thus, the client is formally distanced from his offshore company at the ownership level. At the same time, the client can prove himself as the owner of the company whenever he chooses, by way of producing the supporting confidential documentation
How it works?
A third party, provided by us and licensed to undertake this activity, is registered and serves as Company Director. It can either be a private individual, or a corporate body (management company). Depending on clients' business circumstances, the Director would carry out various regular tasks for the Company – like preparation and issue of documents, correspondence, invoicing. At the same time functions of the company management can, if necessary, be flexibly assigned to the client personally, by means of Powers of Attorney or Resolutions. Client security and control is maintained by special additional documents. Such documents may include a comprehensive company management agreement and a pre-issued letter of resignation. These documents remain strictly confidential Results
A person, unrelated to client, appears as Company Director during any possible public inquiry. Therefore the client does not fall into the "management and control" trap by his home-country taxation. Further regular involvement of the third-party Director in the actual business of the Company will sustain the independent operational image of the Company. At the same time, the client can prove himself as the actual controller of the company whenever he chooses, by way of producing the supporting confidential documentation.
How it works?
A third-party Director also acts as a signatory in a Company bank account, operating under instructions received from the client. This function is carried out under the general framework of the third-party Director service. The underlying client security documentation is the same. Instructions are provided by the client to the Director in a pre-agreed and secured form of transmission.
By engaging the services of the third-party Director to act as account signatory, the client becomes completely protected from revealing himself as the actual beneficial owner of the Company. To any outside parties, the Client appears completely unrelated to the Company and his confidentiality is fully protected. At the same time, the client can prove himself as the actual controller of the company whenever he chooses, by way of producing the supporting confidential documentation.
VIRTUAL OFFICE FACILITY
How it works?
The Company has an operational business address in the country of incorporation, including fax and telephone. Mail and phone messages are received and handled for the Company. Documents can be prepared and re-mailed according to the instructions of the Client. The services of mail & fax forwarding, document re-mailing and telephone confirmation can be ordered separately, at any time during or after the incorporation.
A company without a proper street address, telephone and fax number looks shady and incompetent. Operating from a different address – like, from the Clients' home – looks suspicious, too, and may involve adverse tax and legal consequences. Virtual Office facility solves this problem – the offshore company acquires an image of reality and competence. Mailed and faxed correspondence can be received and dealt with safely and confidentially. Telephone calls will confirm the existence of the Company at the given address. For all third parties, the Company will appear to be completely real and ground-based in the country of registration.
NOTES ON DUE DILIGENCE (KNOW YOUR CLIENT) RULES
For many years some clients of offshore jurisdictions would expect to form an offshore company, appoint nominee directors and then be given complete control of the company's activities so that the offshore service provider would know nothing of the company's activities.
The advent of the modern legislation to prevent money laundering has caused significant change in this business over the last few years. Today, the offshore corporate manager will need to be completely informed of the identities of his clients and the nature and details of their business. The logic and reason behind this is quite simple -offshore companies have been used in the past by terrorists, drug traffickers and corrupt politicians to facilitate their illegal doings. To help prevent this from happening, the offshore service provider needs to get acquainted with the activities of his clients.
At the outset the offshore service provider will ask for comprehensive proof of the clients' identities and contact details. Thereafter – especially if more advanced offshore services are ordered – the offshore manager will ascertain the client's goals and will also need to assure itself that a particular structure is not being set up to engage in or hide the proceeds of fraud, corruption and all other types of criminal activity. The manager will also check that proposed activities are not "sensitive", even if legal, for example arms trading. Having established the client's intentions the manager will then agree how a company will operate.
If the offshore service provider is to provide such advanced services as third-party Director or account signatory, it is important for the client to understand that the offshore Directors' liabilities are exactly the same as those of any other director. On an ongoing basis the directors are responsible for the good governance of the Company. Therefore, full co-operation with the Client is essential.
Eurofinanzza is licensed to provide all of the company management services as described.
OFFSHORE INCORPORATION SERVICES
COMPANY FORMATION & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
TAX PLANNING AND ASSET PROTECTION SOLUTIONS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANIES
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS
PRIVATE & FAMILY FOUNDATIONS
PANAMANIAN LICENSED FINANCIAL CORPORATIONS
NEW ZEALAND OFFSHORE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
SECURE & CONFIDENTIAL NOMINEE STRUCTURES
INCORPORATION IN EUROPE AND
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE CENTRES
WORLDWIDE FULL SERVICED VIRTUAL OFFICES