New EU and South American Mercosur trade deal has been reached

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 19th Aug 2019 A historic free trade agreement which has been struck between the EU and South American, Mercosur group after negotiations opened up 20 years ago. The Mercosur trade deal will enhance cooperation and openness between Europe and South America. The deal could be one of the most lucrative EU [...]

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France Adopts New Crypto Regulations

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 24th May 2019 France’s cryptocurrency regulations were established in May 2019 when the French government accepted the Pacte bill. The bill establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency regulations and governs digital asset service providers and initial coin offerings (ICO). The bill covers optional and mandatory licensing obligations as well as the types [...]

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Fukuoka Startup Café in Japan Attracts Foreign Entrepreneurs

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 5th Dec 2018 The city of Fukuoka, Japan is making a name for itself as major startup company location, attracting foreign direct investment from around the globe in a bid to boost its economy. The city has implemented regulatory reforms making it easier to register a company and have also significantly [...]

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Residency and Citizenship by Investment in Montenegro

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 24th Oct 2018 Montenegro is one of the most investor-friendly countries for international investment in Europe. There are a couple investment options that will allow foreign nationals and non-EU passport holders to gain Residency and Citizenship in Montenegro. Foreign national are taking notice of Montenegro’s already established coastal tourism industry and [...]

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Malta Positions itself as Industry Leader with New Cryptocurrency Regulations

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 23rd Aug 2018 Cryptocurrencies include digital currency, virtual currency or alternative currency. The main feature of these currencies is decentralised control; instead of using a centralised electronic money or central banking system. Decentralized control of each cryptocurrency works through various data ledger technology (DLT) types such as a blockchain, serving as [...]

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Bahrain, Saint Lucia and UAE Join BEPS Inclusive Framework

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 23rd May 2018 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that Bahrain, Saint Lucia and UAE have joined the inclusive framework on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). There are now 116 jurisdictions who have joined the BEPS inclusive framework since it was launched in June 2016. It’s [...]

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Bermuda Aims to Become a World Leader in Blockchain

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 22nd May 2018 Bermuda is drafting crypto regulation in an effort to become one of the first countries to properly regulate Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The draft bill encompasses a huge spectrum of blockchain or crypto-related activities taking a measured approach to regulating the complex industry. ICOs are to be recognised [...]

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Bulgaria: Reforms for Non-Profit Legal Entities 2018

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 28th Mar 2018 Reforms to the Commercial Register and the Register of Non-Profit Legal Entities Act (State Gazette No. 74, 2016) have been passed in Bulgaria. The new regulation affecting the establishment, activities and termination of non-profit legal entities (NPLEs) entered into force on 1 January 2018. Re-registration obligation Currently, Bulgarian [...]

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How to Take my Small Business Global

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 23rd Feb 2018 If you own a business, large or small, growth is likely always top of mind, but growth can be difficult if you are in a heavily saturated market or bound by geographic constraints. In this digital and technological age reaching a worldwide customer base has never been easier [...]

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What is the Dutch participation exemption?

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 18th July 2017 The Participation Exemption applies to Dutch Holding Companies, it means that all dividends and capital gains arising from a qualifying shareholding are tax-exempt.  The purpose is to provide a type of double taxation relief on the profits of an enterprise between parent companies and their subsidiaries. This provision can [...]

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