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Chinese Intermediaries Don’t Care About Offshore Companies!

          By Matthew Sumner We’ve been promoting the use of low-tax jurisdiction corporate structures for over 10 years now, and have seen the full evolution of the industry from the “race to the bottom” price war, to the fallout of FACTA & CRS, now the implementation of economic substance and the most alarming yet, “Global Minimum Taxation Rate”. What was the impact of all these on the clients who were using offshore structures? Let's start with the obvious. - Disclosures to their country of tax residence, and likely some hefty tax bills & fines. - Clients...
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Foreign direct investment for Taiwanese businesses and investors

Expanded reviews and more resources: The view from 2021   Foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews have become an increasingly critical issue in cross-border M&A transactions. Although many countries continue to encourage inbound investment, Taiwanese businesses and investors should carefully consider and prepare for FDI regulatory scrutiny early in their deal processes.   We are seeing views converging across the United States, Europe, and other countries in agreement that so-called "sensitive" sectors need protection from what is described in the US as "adversarial capital." This trend is displayed through both lower thresholds that trigger FDI reviews and an expanded understanding of...
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What Evergrande signals about China's economic future

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.         By Alicia Herrero   Under Xi Jinping's new economic agenda 'common prosperity, China is cracking down on indebted real estate developers like Evergrande   China’s Evergrande has long been an icon. It is not only a real estate developer but a conglomerate that has embarked on many different ventures, including the production of electric vehicles.   Unfortunately, reaching such a huge size has come at the prize of huge leverage. Leverage is the use of debt in order to undertake an investment...

Is This the Biggest Opportunity for Corporate & Fiduciary Services Providers in the Past 10 Years?

Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.       By Matthew Sumner   I didn’t see this coming. When one of our staff uncovered this opportunity, I was in absolute disbelief. In hindsight, I feel a bit dumb for not realizing the potential or seeing it first. What we found was a gold mine, and it was hiding in plain sight the whole time. To understand how this opportunity came to be, I have to give you a bit of background which will illustrate exactly why this opportunity exists. I believe...
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Malta - Investment Migration Opportunities

By Kenneth Camilleri, Vertex Alliance, AKM-VERT-21   The demand for global mobility and investment migration has gained a fast momentum, and the tiny island state of Malta has proven to be a highly attractive solution for various high net worth individuals. Affluent individuals from all across the globe have identified Malta as the second home for their family, as their gateway to European education and investment, or even as a safe place to enjoy a peaceful retirement. Located at the heart of Europe and with a politically stable and prosperous economy, Malta is an obvious choice for investors seeking a...
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All you need to know about Malta's Permanent Residence Program

By Kenneth Camilleri, Vertex Alliance, AKM-VERT-21   The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP) aims at granting permanent residency in Malta to third-country nationals who can also enjoy visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone for 90 days out of 180. If you are considering investing through this program and having Malta as your second home, below is all you need to know before starting the process:   Facts about Malta Malta is located at the heart of the Mediterranean, 81 kilometers south of Sicily, Italy. Although a small state with an area of 316 square kilometers, Malta is rich in history...
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Embracing Evolution: How Antigua and Barbuda’s usage of digital currency and strong political leadership are addressing the challenges posed by banking’s de-risking.

                By Patrick Peters CEO, ClientReferrals.com Ltd    As an immigration professional or applicant, if you     have ever dealt with the Caribbean  Citizenship by     Investment Programs (CIPs), you have most likely     experienced delays in transferring funds to these       countries.    The root cause of these wire transfer delays in   smaller     economies is “de-risking”, which   is defined by the US Department of State as “the   phenomenon of financial institutions terminating or   restricting business relationships with clients or   categories of clients to avoid, rather than manage,   risk.”     Simply put, the risk...
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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Where do things stand, and what’s ahead

              By Patrick McCarthy     Since October 31, 2019, investors have not been able to apply for the Canadian Province of Quebec’s popular Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP).  When that intake period closed, the Province indicated that they wanted a chance to review the program and ensure that it was continuing to meet the Province’s immigration objectives.   Earlier this year, that suspension was extended to a maximum of April 1, 2023.  This date, the Province promised, was a maximum.  In a meeting with industry stakeholders on March 30, senior government officials explained that...