Jurisdiction Spotlight

Jurisdiction spotlight: Country of Curaçao

In this article — the sixth article in the Jurisdiction Spotlight series — I will be focusing on the Country of Curaçao. History Curaçao’s very early history is poorly recorded. By the time the first European settlers arrived, the island was inhabited by the Arawak people, a collection of indigenous Caribbean…


Jurisdiction spotlight: Hong Kong and Macau

With the recent changes (as of January 1st 2014), it is high time to discuss Hong Kong. I will also be going over its Portuguese-heritage neighbour – Macau (also Macao). History Grab your time travelling gear. It’s history time. Hong Kong To most, it seems that Hong Kong’s history began…


Jurisdiction spotlight: The Independent State of Samoa

This is the fifth post in the Jurisdiction Spotlight series. Today we will be taking a look at one of the most versatile of the IBC jurisdictions in the world: the independent state of Samoa, formerly — and still sometimes called — Western Samoa. While investment into Samoa is rather…


Jurisdiction spotlight: The Republic of Mauritius

Today we will be taking a look at Mauritius, an African islands nation in the Indian Ocean. This will be the fourth article in the Jurisdiction Spotlight series. As always, we begin a long, long time before our present day. History A true tropical paradise, the Republic of Mauritius is…


Jurisdiction spotlight: The Republic of Malta

The third installment in the Jurisdiction Spotlight series will be the Republic of Malta. This idyllic, bilingual little Mediterranean island nation has a lot to offer the international investor, aspiring online gambling operator, bankers, and ecommerce ventures. These paragraphs are being written on the terrace in a hotel room under…


Jurisdiction spotlight: The Principality of Andorra

Today we will be taking a look at a tiny nation up in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France; I am of course talking about Andorra. This beautiful and friendly nation is one of three principalities in Europe and the whole world; the other two being Monaco and Liechtenstein….


Jurisdiction spotlight: The Sultanate of Brunei

History Located on the north side of the island of Borneo, the Sultanate of Brunei traces its roots as far back as the 7th century, although the name Brunei (then Berune) does not appear in literature until the 1300s when Chinese settlers arrived. Prior to this, Brunei may have been…


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