The Proposed New EU Directive on Shell Entities

Unshell Proposal

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 21st Feb 2022 On 22nd December 2021, the European Commission published the ‘Unshell proposal’ to prevent the misuse of shell entities for evasion and avoidance purposes. The Unshell proposal aims to ensure EU shell companies with no or little economic activity do not receive tax benefits such as double tax treaties […]

France Ranked First in Europe for Small Business Survival

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 24th Nov 2021 France ranked as the best country in Europe for five-year business survival rates of small businesses. We are pleased to share the most recent list of European countries where newly founded businesses fare best according to data from Eurostat. The majority of new companies start as micro-enterprises which […]

UK Government makes a Surprising Move Limiting DAC6 Obligations Post-Brexit

DAC6 Obligations in the UK

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 5th Feb 2021 DAC6 is an EU Directive which brings in measures to prevent tax evasion. It requires EU intermediaries and taxpayers to report information on cross border tax aggressive transactions among EU Member states. The local tax authorities will then share this information with all other EU tax authorities. The […]

Announcement of Seychelles Beneficial Ownership Act 2020

eychelles Beneficial Ownership Act 2020

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 28th Oct 2020 On the 5th of March 2020, Seychelles passed two new regulations; the Beneficial ownership Act 2020 (BOA) and AML/CFT Act 2020 in replacement of AML Act 2006. Both laws will serve as a positive response of Seychelles to improve its anti-money laundering framework, boost clarity regarding beneficial ownership […]

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is making the world a safer, more transparent place to do business

Guest Post By Darragh Hayes, LEI Worldwide, 30th July 2020 What is the Legal Entity Identifier System? The global financial system has been re-examined since the beginning of the global financial crisis in 2008. One of the key issues which not only triggered the fallout but prevented recovery was a lack of visibility and transparency […]

Why Brexit has Entrepreneurs looking to Open a Company in the Netherlands

UK Companies Moving to the Netherlands

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 29th Apr 2020 Brexit has sparked an increase of entrepreneurs looking to open a company in the Netherlands or relocate their existing businesses. Holland is a natural choice, recognized as a world-class business destination and ranked number 4 “Best Countries for Business” in the world by Forbes. Holland is strategically located […]

Setting up a UK Company for International Investors

Setting up a UK Company in light of Brexit transition period

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 7th Feb 2020 Brexit day has finally come to pass on 31st January 2020, the event is likely to bring about a major change to political and economic scenarios in Europe. Setting up a UK Company could prove to be a profitable move for international investors. Under the UK–EU Withdrawal Agreement, […]

EU-Japan Trade Deal brings Opportunities for Small Businesses | Economic Partnership Agreement

Economic Partnership Agreement

By Company Registrations Worldwide, 26th Nov 2019 The new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan is the world’s biggest bilateral trade deal. The EU-Japan trade deal came into force on 1st February 2019 creating what is now the largest open-trade zone in the world, covering 600 million people, it represents 30% of […]

New EU and South American Mercosur trade deal has been reached

EU free trade agreements

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 […]