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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…


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: 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: Belize

The time has finally come to cover one of the most requested jurisdictions: Belize. This former British territory, previously known as British Honduras, is one of the cheapest and most popular offshore jurisdictions in the world today. Belize is one of the most heavily marketed jurisdictions on message boards, online…


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: Cook Islands

Among the most remote jurisdictions I will cover, Cook Islands are one of the Pacific tax havens along with such noteworthy neighbours as Samoa and Vanuatu. Cook Islands consist of 15 stunningly beautiful islands spread out in the warm waters of the south Pacific. This tax haven is an associated…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Liberia

Africa has three well-established tax havens: Seychelles, Mauritius, and Liberia. (Time will tell if The Gambia manages to get anywhere with its recent endeavours.) I have covered Mauritius in the past and while the Seychelles is the most popular, I have decided to take on Liberia today as it relates…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: United Kingdom

Remember all those months ago when we looked at Turks and Caicos Islands? What a journey it’s been since then. Incidentally, this is the 100th post my little blog. And this is the end of that journey. We are back on mainland: the United Kingdom. Now, the UK both is…


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