A company is a legal entity that is distinctly separate from its owners (shareholders). The concept of 'limited liability' means that the assets and liabilities of a company cannot be attributed directly to its shareholders; any debts therefore of the company cannot be enforced against its shareholders. The day-to-day management of a company is the responsibility of its directors, who owe a fiduciary duty to the shareholders.

Offshore companies can be used to maintain and create wealth and to conduct international trading, property holding and asset protection activities. They also bring advantages that go beyond taxation, such as facilitating direct investment into certain jurisdictions, managing withholding taxes on foreign income and holding intellectual property, amongst other things.

Amber Business Limited can provide bespoke offshore corporate solutions to suit a client's circumstances. We offer a personal, confidential and professional service that will allow clients to take full advantage of the opportunities that offshore companies can provide.

In many cases a client's personal and business affairs would generally benefit from the increased flexibility and tax efficiency that an offshore company can provide.

Uses of Offshore Companies

Some uses of offshore companies include:

  • International trading and import/export operations
  • International contracting
  • Land and property acquisation, development, holding and rental
  • Receipt of commissions through trading structures or through the exploitation of intellectual property
  • Yacht registration and management of chartering operations
  • Shareholders in respect of the corporate structuring of a group of related companies
  • Holding of financial assets such as bank deposits, stocks, shares or other financial derivatives, bonds or life policies
  • Facilitation of direct investment into countries that have traditionally limited Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), such as China, India and Russia
  • Securitisation of assets via the structuring of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV)

Choice of Jurisdiction

Amber can incorporate and manage companies from a wide variety of jurisdictions, including:

  • Isle of Man
  • England & Wales
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • Gibraltar
  • Cyprus
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Belize
  • Panama
  • Delaware
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Labuan
  • Seychelles
  • Mauritius

The above list is far from exhaustive and Amber can often tailor a bespoke solution to meet a client's jurisdictional needs.