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Jurisdiction Spotlight: Luxembourg

We’re back in Europe, today taking a look at one of the least tax-haven-like tax havens: Luxembourg. Or, if you ask a local: Luxembourg (French), Luxemburg (in German), or Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish). Somewhere between Belgium, France, and Germany is this tiny nation of many languages, businesses, EU institutions, international organizations, and…

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What’s up in Myanmar?

When I scheduled this post, many months if not a year ago, Myanmar was not at all in the news the way it has been in recent times following the election. I aim to keep this blog apolitical, and I will not be going in-depth. Those expecting a treatise on…


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Jurisdiction Spotlight: The Gambia

The government of Gambia has finally issued a statement. The Icommerce Registry is a scam. This article has been updated and removed of most content, so as to not continue conveying any sort of trust for the Icommerce Registry. ministry of justice press release companies The General Public is hereby…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Cyprus

It’s been a long time since we looked at a jurisdiction in Europe. To make up for this, I will be covering two European jurisdictions in a row. This week, it’s Cyprus and the week after next, it’s Northern Cyprus. Cyprus is often compared to the other EU member tax…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Today we will be looking at Saint Luc- err… Sorry, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Mostly known for the shoe-box banks Loyal Bank and the aptly named Euro Pacific Bank, being neither in Europe nor the Pacific. While the official ISO-3166 alpha-3 shorthand is VCT, the long Saint Vincent and…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Seychelles

At long last, it is finally the Seychelles’ turn to be dissected and examined. Its reputation is among the worst in the industry. Few surpass it: Nauru, Comoros, Liberia, and maybe Vanuatu. What may superficially look like just another IBC jurisdiction with an international banking act actually has some interesting…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Saint Lucia

Today we continue our journey across jurisdictions that are so similar it becomes difficult to tell them apart. This time, the subject matter is the island of Saint Lucia, a tax haven which sees an overrepresentation of Italian clientèle. This tiny little island hinges at the extreme of the Caribbean,…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Estonia

My favourite among the three Baltics republic, this marks the fourth time I write a post related to Estonia. See previous articles: How to Open an Estonian Bank Account Jurist24 (Estonian incorporation agent) SEB (Estonia and Sweden) Culturally closer to Scandinavian than the Baltics or Eastern Europe, Estonia has linguistically…


Offshore, USA

Welcome to Offshore, USA! Population: trillions of dollars. After a pre-FATCA scare, the gates of the offshore financial world are opening up to Americans again, albeit with tighter controls and regulations. For people who are neither resident nor citizens of the US, it is arguably one of the most attractive…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Monaco

With Andorra and Liechtenstein already written about, it’s time for the third and final principality: Monaco. Situated on the beautiful French riviera, Monaco is one of the most harshly criticised tax havens, for long having turned a blind eye to everything but the worst of crimes. While no coverage of…


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