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Trusts in Dubai: the DIFC Alternative

Dubai’s population has been steadily doubling every 10 years approximately. Dubai’s suitable location between East and West, its top infrastructures and its tax-free environment (supported by an appealing network of double tax treaties) augur the continuity of this demographic growth – especially with the business opportunities rising in preparation for the EXPO 2020.

As of 2014, Dubai had a population of 2,250,000 – out of which 85-90% were expatriates.

These numbers are important in terms of asset protection.

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Curacao Introduction

Curaçao has entered into 25 TEIA’s with, amongst others, all key jurisdictions as the USA, the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the BVI, Colombia and Argentine.

A tax agreement to avoid double taxation is in force with Norway and the of course the TAK with the Netherlands, shortly to be replaced by the TANC.

Tax agreements to avoid double taxation where agreed upon with Malta and the Seychelles.

Curaçao has reached an agreement with the USA on April 30, 2014 to sign a model 1 IGA FATCA agreement which has come into force in 2015.

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“A Recipe for Achieving Happy Families using Trusts as the Ingredient”

Tolstoy: Happy Families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

What if, as a wealthy person in today’s China, you were introduced to a legal solution which offered benefits, including the provision of a mechanism for controlling your wealth, and more specifically, how it would be dispensed to beneficiaries, years and generations into the future? This solution could be designed to preserve your wealth from external attack from creditors or from division, if there were divorces within your family. 

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UK company law developments and synergies between China, London and Jersey

By John Swann

John has worked in the corporate services industry for over 30 years, and has been at Jordans since 1986, in which time he has run Jordans operations in Gibraltar and the BVI. Now based in the UK, John has responsibility for overall business development, with a focus on Asia, and specifically China.

International business in Asia and particularly in China has for many years been synonymous with offshore services. The BVI, Cayman Islands and Samoa are household names and along with Hong Kong are major routes for inbound and outbound investment.

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The Evolution: Trends from China for the Offshore Industry

Simon Filmer
Deputy Group Managing Director, OIL

China has experienced extraordinary growth over the last 20 years, becoming the second largest economy in the world – with some metrics granting China number one status ahead of the United States.  While the Chinese economy has undoubtedly slowed in the last two years, it still proceeds at levels that would be the envy of many Western nations.

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