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Offshore Secrecy Law: Corporations, Trusts, Foundations and Banks


The Offshore Secrecy Law written by Edward Siemens is coming to dissolve the “wall of secrecy” which individuals and corporations utilizing offshore services seems to have it, so the book helps to understand the current legal and regulatory environment that governs such offshore entities.

From the content:

  • Conflicting Interests - Secrecy provisions (Corporations, Trusts,Foundations, Banks); Transparency Provisions: International Organizations (OECD, FATF, IMF, WB); Onshore Jurisdictions (US - US Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act; UK; EU Savings Directive); Tax & Revenue Authorities Information ; Requirements ; Money Laundering ; Financing of Terrorism; Corruption; Liabilities.
  • Selecting an Offshore Jurisdiction - Geographical location, Reputation, Taxation & Tax Agreements, Practicalities, Service Providers, Social & Economic, Stability, Confidentiality (Corporations, Trusts, Foundations, Banks), Liabilities.
  • Selected Jurisdictions - Detailed study of 20 major offshore jurisdictions regarding Secrecy, Transparency, Confidentiality, Disclosures, Liabilities relative to Corporations, Trusts, Foundations and Banks (Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Panama, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Cook Islands, Mauritius, Seychelles, Dubai, Labuan Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore).

The book will appear in December 2013 in Switzerland, being published by Academy & Finance.

Book: Offshore Secrecy Law: Corporations, Trusts, Foundations and Banks

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