May 2014


Jurisdiction Spotlight: the Republic of Vanuatu

Part seven of the Jurisdiction Spotlight series will focus on Vanuatu, one of the lesser known best known offshore jurisdictions. It is a jurisdiction that offers among the highest secrecy of all offshore jurisdiction, which is good and bad. History helps us understand the present, so let’s start thousands of…


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Numbered and Pseudonym Accounts

You enter the bank, leather briefcase in hand. You are greeted by someone in a suit and all you tell them is a number. The person nods and asks you to follow them. They present you to a teller. You place the briefcase on the counter. The teller opens it…


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Second Residence

All internationalization communities encourage its readers and participants to move to some supposedly laissez-faire capitalist paradise. Recently, this has been Chile and Paraguay. They also encourage the acquisition of a second passport, from places like Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In this post, I will go…


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The Real Deal about Nominees

If you are reading this – congratulations! This post is likely going to save you thousands of dollars, euros, or pounds. And I’m not even selling you anything. I often come into contact with companies, usually run by a sole individual, which either through a sales pitch by the OSP…


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