Due Diligence

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…


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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Risks of Offshore Banking

It is important to address the risks of moving your assets offshore. Too often, offshore banking is portrayed as a be all and end all solution. This post is intended to problematize this view and hopefully lead to more informed decisions being made about going offshore. The risks below do…




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How and Where to Start an Offshore Bank

Over the years, I have had dozens upon dozens clients inquire about forming their own bank. Over the years, the number of banks formed from these inquiries can be counted with the fingers on your two hands. The biggest misconception seems to be that forming an offshore bank is some…


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