Jurisdiction Spotlight

Jurisdiction Spotlight: Costa Rica

Often compared to Panama, Costa Rica is next in line for a closer inspection. Not exactly a major player in the international financial services sector, what is it that makes this jurisdiction so attractive? And what is the deal with offshore online gambling in Costa Rica? Geography and Demography [table]…


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…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Bahamas

While Montserrat was our last British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, there is a lot left to explore in these warm, shallow waters. Next on the agenda is the (in)famous archipelago of The Bahamas (or commonly just Bahamas), one of the true veterans in the offshore financial services sector. History…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Montserrat

This is it. The final British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. Don’t worry. We will get to Guernsey and finally Jersey in a few weeks. Let’s blow the dust off the Montserrat offshore sector and see what this lava-spewing volcano charming island has to offer. History Montserrat may have been…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Two weeks ago we were looking at the Cayman Islands. Today we travel west to a pair of islands called Saint Kitts and Nevis, a former British territory but today an independent nation. A veritable must-have in the asset protector’s bag of tricks, this little nation is known for its…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Cayman Islands

This week, we are back in the Caribbean on our voyage across the British Overseas Territories. Second perhaps only to BVI in infamy and celebrity, it’s finally time to take a look at the Cayman Islands, from time to time referred to as the Americans’ preferred tax haven. But, as…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Oman

Some months ago, I was in Oman for a period of several weeks. I had been in Oman before but only shorter stays in Muscat. This time I had a chance to see more of the country, and it’s a beautiful one. It’s definitely one of the most open and…


Jurisdiction Spotlight: Bermuda

Today, our quest to explore the British Overseas Territories continues. Next on the agenda are a group of islands often wrongly attributed to being in the Caribbean when in fact they are located quite a ways out into the Atlantic: Bermuda. With an almost squeaky clean reputation, this jurisdiction plays…



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