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A Glimpse Into Cyprus Immigration Law with An Emphasis on Citizenship

Cyprus constitutes the ideal destination for those seeking to embark upon a new and desirable habitat. The island offers high living standards, extraordinary outdoor attractions and sceneries, a Mediterranean climate in conjunction with a stable, sound and contemporary business environment with quality infrastructure. In this way, the island signifies a suitable destination for a wide range of individuals either seeking a permanent oasis or potential business and employment opportunities. In combination with its ideal location, Cyprus offers a considerably advantageous gateway to Europe. The third largest Mediterranean island after Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is located in the North – Eastern...


On May 27, 2015, the Nevis Island Assembly enacted the Nevis International Exempt Trust (Amendments) Ordinance, 2015 (the “Trust Amendments”), effective July 1, 2015. The Trust Amendments modernize the Nevis International Exempt Trust Ordinance, 1994 (the “Ordinance”). Amendments include additions and revisions of various definitions, provisions that increase the asset protection aspects of a trust and ensure that trust administration will not be interrupted by an injunction or litigation, clarification of the application of the fraudulent transfer rule, provisions that facilitate the administration of a trust, provisions permitting a settlor to establish a directed trust, provisions restricting the rights of beneficiaries to...

Summarises the characteristics of the Indonesian foundation, the yayasan, and the Labuan foundation, TEP

The foundation is a very attractive vehicle for dynastic structuring of international wealth. It is known especially to families from civil-law jurisdictions. During the last few years a number of articles have been written about foundations and the use thereof in international estate planning and asset management. Unfortunately there is very little information about foundations in ‘old’ jurisdictions such as Dutch and Indonesian foundations (respectively called ‘Stichting and “Yayasan”’). The same can be said of other Asian foundations. The yayasan The Indonesian foundation (yayasan) finds its origins in the Dutch foundation or Stichting‘’ (dating back to early Roman law in Europe)....

Clearview Group

From 2007 Clearview Group operates in Dubai and Singapore as a boutique service provider, assisting clients from all over the world.  Besides a headquarter in Dubai, a representative offices in Singapore, Mauritius, Kenya and Armenia, Clearview Group has also a very strong and large network of corresponding offices in most of the African Continent, Europe, Americas and Asia.  With the focused and qualified staffs, we are helping the clients to bridge distances and cultural differences, giving a value added service to our clients’ businesses with the facilities regards to Trade Finance and Transfer Pricing structures, Operational and Logistical set ups...


The relationship between the People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is stronger today than it ever was. Many feel that The Bahamas is China’s best friend in the Western Hemisphere. Indeed, Bahamians feel as if we are China’s best friend, and many people wish for it to remain that way. Geopolitics aside, the partnership is a mutually beneficial one as much as it is a lucrative one for both sides, but in very distinct ways. To put this relationship into the context of the present, the amount of money spent here in The Bahamas on several...

Trust or Foundation: The Bahamas is Better at Both

As one of the most progressive jurisdictions in the world for innovative and premier trust legislation, The Bahamas provides a robust and fertile environment for tailored structures that meet the most discerning needs of high net worth individuals and families. In The Bahamas, there is the ability to have perpetual trusts, protective trusts, trusts for purposes both charitable and non-charitable, private trust companies to administer the trusts of related settlers, trust substitutes such asfoundations and pure governance structures, like the Bahamas Executive Entity. The Bahamian trust is at once a model of robustness and flexibility. However, the trust is not a...

The Bahamas Investment Condominium (ICON) and the Innovation of Imitation

There is a saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”[1]. Indeed, private client hubs around the world have beencopying each other’s products for years, though with the best intent, to provide clients with a holistic set of tools to achieve their objectives. One might not call this innovative, but innovation can be found in even the minutest of changes, for example minor amendments to legislation or policy which can give afinancial center a competitive edge. Innovation also can be found in adapting an old idea in an innovative way, repurposing it for the benefit of the financial center’s clientele....

Your Business, Your Life in The Bahamas

It is not by chance that The Bahamas is amongst the most successful international financial centers in the region today.More than80 years of thought, effort and co-operation have produced ideal conditions for High Net Worth individuals, families and businesses, as well as fund-related companies to manage wealth efficiently in comfort and style. The country’s mature financial services industry, established infrastructure, progressive government, tax neutral environment and luxury lifestyle all have been carefully cultivated to satisfy the specific needs of the most exclusive clientele. The advantages of doing business in The Bahamas are as clear as the crystal waters surrounding the 700 islands...