INCORPORATION, GOVERNANCE, AND ADMINISTRATION
Boston’s international corporate services offering is designed to help you create and maintain corporate structures that are both effective and compliant. Our detailed knowledge of complex international fiscal and regulatory environments, coupled with access to an extensive network of corporate partners, provides real value to clients, who are left free to focus on growing their businesses.
Boston’s multi-jurisdictional corporate client portfolio includes trading and investment companies, property structures, ecommerce businesses, and asset holding entities, amongst many others. Our services are clear and robust, and we comply with the latest international regulatory standards in everything we do. We provide:
- International company incorporation for all company types
- Corporate governance services, such as provision of qualified directors and officers and statutory reporting
- Ongoing administration services including accounting and VAT work
- Registered office and registered agent / company secretarial services for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Malta, and the Isle of Man
Multi-jurisdictional Company Incorporation
We incorporate companies in the Isle of Man, Malta, the UAE (and special economic zones such as the Dubai International Financial Centre), Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, and many other jurisdictions. Selecting the right jurisdiction to meet a particular business need is a crucial part of the service we provide to clients, as is selecting the right regulatory framework under which to incorporate. In the Isle of Man, for example, we can incorporate companies under either the 1931 or 2006 Company Acts depending on the desire for private accounts, and in the DIFC a Special Purpose Company might be preferable to a Limited Company for structuring financial transactions.
For existing structures, we offer expert advice on whether to re-domicile or wind up and re-incorporate a structure. We can also provide advice on or the redrafting of company documents by our network of legal advisers, ensuring that they are suitable for the new jurisdiction. Our services also include obtaining permission from all regulatory and government bodies and filing for all appropriate certificates.
Holding and Investment Companies
Companies can be used to hold investment portfolios containing cash, stocks, shares, bonds, and a range of other assets. They can also be used to hold property (or rights to the property) and may in certain circumstances reduce liability to some taxes whilst also providing increased privacy. Our property management team manage a wide variety of these property holding companies across the globe, managing international portfolios designed for different purposes. In many cases, holding companies in a carefully selected home jurisdiction are used by family offices to centralise control of extremely diverse interests.
We have significant experience in building holding company structures for luxury assets such as yachts and aircraft. In these cases, companies are used primarily for limitation of liability, proper VAT compliance, and in some cases monetisation or commercialisation of the asset.
Establishing companies in well-regulated, internationally respected jurisdictions provides our clients with a robust base for trading, as well as holding and licensing intellectual property. In some cases tax efficiencies may be achieved from the structuring but as every situation is different we provide bespoke structuring and advice relevant to the individual needs of our clients.
Selecting the right jurisdiction for your international trading company is essential and will depend on target markets, tax planning goals, the nature of the shareholders and many other factors. Malta company incorporation is popular as a cost-effective and flexible route into the EU market, for example, while Dubai company incorporation is popular for holding companies coordinating assets across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our international network ensures that we can offer expert knowledge in the formation of both offshore company structures and onshore structures, depending on your needs.
Gaming and Licensed eCommerce Companies
Our specialist eCommerce department is well versed in company incorporation and licensing for online gaming, payments services, and other highly-regulated eCommerce activities. The enhanced corporate governance services we provide for these entities includes outsourced anti-money laundering, data protection, and compliance services, as well as the provision of specialist directors and officers.
Corporate Governance and Company Administration Services
From a governance perspective, we can provide qualified directors and officers to support the proper and compliant management of the structures we build for you. This ensures they remain compliant both in their home jurisdiction and internationally, with our expert team handling issues such as statutory reporting requirements.
From incorporation onwards, our service covers all aspects of company administration, from everyday tasks carried out in-house (for example book-keeping, invoicing, or purchasing) to sourcing, managing, and monitoring expert service providers for legal advice and representation, insurance cover and any other requirements. Boston also employs a trusted network of highly qualified accountancy professionals and firms based in multiple jurisdictions worldwide to offer appropriate, expert services, as accountancy requirements will differ with each jurisdiction and business. Our nominee shareholder services protects your privacy whilst still retaining full control over share allocation, dividends and transfer rights via a company in the appropriate jurisdiction.
Our clients’ business interests are structured in an optimum and totally compliant fashion. We are proud to enjoy good relationships with the Treasury Department and Customs & Excise on the Isle of Man, the Inland Revenue and VAT Department in Malta, the UK tax authorities, the DIFC Authority, and other key regulatory bodies.