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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…


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…


Bank Review: Standard Bank (Isle of Man, Mauritius, Jersey)

It’s been a while since I did one of these. One of Africa’s largest banks and head-quartered in South Africa, Standard Bank has established itself as one of the foremost gateways into Africa. This review will focus on Standard Bank International, which is the bank’s offshore wing in Isle of…


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…


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…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Liechtenstein

There are three sovereign, recognized principalities in the world. All three are in Europe. All three are tax havens. One is by the coast. The other two are tucked up in the mountains: Andorra and, today’s subject: Liechtenstein. (Monaco is coming; don’t worry.) Let’s find out what’s going on up…



Jurisdiction Spotlight: Jersey

Jersey marks the last stop across the British-owned tax havens. Some might argue for the Pitcairn Islands but in reality – no, it’s not much of a tax haven. The larger of the two bailiwicks that make up the Channel Islands, Jersey has a lot in common with Guernsey but…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Guernsey (and Alderney and Sark)

Today we continue our journey across the various British territories, today a British Crown Depedency, much like Isle of Man. One of the two jurisdictions often referred to as the Channel Islands, the bailiwick of Guernsey consists of several islands, most notably: Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark. Each have their own…


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