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Offshore Digital Data Storage

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about technology and it’s getting a little tedious to write about compliance topics all the time. So I decided to write a little bit about offshore data storage, which is the concept of storing digital data in a foreign jurisdiction for whatever…



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The Best Offshore Banks 2015

  Click here for Best Offshore Banks 2016.   It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year when I crown the best offshore banks of the year. As usual, best in this context shouldn’t be taken to imply financial stability, regulatory stability, ease of account opening,…



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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…


Jurisdiction spotlight: Singapore

Today, we will take a look at the jurisdiction to which Hong Kong is perhaps most often compared: Singapore. History Singapore, with its strategically important location, has a rich history as an important trading hub connecting Europe and Asia. Recorded history starts around the very end of the 1200s. The…



Living Offshore

Have you ever thought about packing your bags and moving to a sunny island where it’s peaceful all the time, the drinks are cheap, and the taxes are low? Today we will go through ten offshore jurisdictions and explain the pros and cons of living there. What is being presented…


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Banking Secrecy

Oh this coveted topic. So misunderstood. So misrepresented. Yes, banking secrecy still exists. No, it’s never going to go away. What is banking secrecy? Banking secrecy is by no means a Swiss invention, although the Swiss are no doubt the most famous. The banking system is based on trust;trust that…



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