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CSP Due Diligence

CSP Due Diligence

CSP, short for Corporate Service Provider and also known by other terms such as OSP (Offshore Service Provider), RA (Registered Agent), offshore agent, and a plethora of other terms that all mean more or less the same thing: someone (usually a company) that you turn to for services pertaining to…

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Things You May Not Know About Your OSP

… And that you may find interesting. License and Regulation In order to form an offshore company, a local registered agent or trustee is required. You can (almost) always find a list of all licensed registered agents and trustees on the jurisdiction’s financial services commission’s (FSC) or financial intelligence unit’s…


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Offshore service provider – Icaza Law

From now on, posts in this series will not contain the word review in the title. The previous posts were taken as recommendations by some readers, which caused some unfortunate controversy over specially SFM Offshore, whose service quality has degraded since my post on them. I had intended for the…


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Offshore service provider: Jurist24

Thanks to the Tiigrihüpe initiative following the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia has quickly become the most modern of all former Soviet republics. Estonia and Singapore are on almost equal footing when it comes to e-government. The 0% corporate tax on undistributed profits and highly modernized banks make it…




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Offshore service providers in review – Part III – Kaizen

The time has finally come for another offshore service provider (OSP) review. I have previously reviewed SFM Offshore and Marcaria. Today I will be focusing on Kaizen. Website: http://www.bycpa.com/ Products Kaizen is a Hong Kong based company. While their specialty is Hong Kong incorporation, they offer a number of other…


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Offshore service providers in review – Part II – Marcaria

Update May 2014 Marcaria is no longer offering incorporation and bank account opening services. They are now focusing on domain names and trademark. They remain a good company for domain names. I cannot really comment on their trademark services.   This is the second part in my review of offshore…



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