Offshore Companies or Offshore Corporations designated as very low or Zero Tax and which are organized in tax haven jurisdictions.
These Offshore Companies or Offshore Corporations can be organized in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Belize or the Seychelles.
Offshore Companies and Onshore Companies organized in jurisdictions offering the same. These Companies benefit from special Offshore Company Regimes and favorable Tax Regulations.
OFFSHORE COMPANIES JURISDICTIONS:
Gerli Wren offshore practice is sustained by its offices in the British Virgin Islands, Belize, Miami, Geneva, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Hong Kong, united to a strong network of correspondents throughout Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
A Private Interest Foundation in Panama is to the least a state of the art legal instrument that provides all the facilities a Trust may offer and more.
In a Private Interest Foundation in Panama, assets are held in a separate manner from the Founders and managed by a Foundation Council or Board of Directors. It is also born form a mercantile act providing the certainty of existence, with the status of a juridical entity and a personality which is separate from its founders.
Private Interest Foundations are a unique form of legal entity which acts like a Trust and operates like a company.
- Advantages of Private Interest Foundations in Panama
- Constitution Requirements of Private Interest Foundations in Panama
- Foundation Council of Private Interest Foundations in Panama
- Beneficiaries of Private Interest Foundations in Panama
- Obligations of Private Interest Foundations in Panama
These companies are used for international business, offshore business and tax planning given the advantage of limited liability but having the quality of a partnership for tax purposes. In other words, profits are distributed among members in relation to the holdings they own, and are assessed in their hands.
The offshore world is very complex. The offshore business includes tax havens countries as well as onshore high tax countries which are competing to attract individuals and international companies with rules on tax planning and optimization.
TAX PLANNING AND TAX OPTIMIZATION BUSINESSES:
These advantageous rules are used for different Tax Planning and Tax Optimization Businesses, for example:
• In relation to interest, dividends and royalty payments, for double tax treaty planning
• The creation of holding, finance operations and international headquarters’ treasury
• Specialist business, such as leasing
• Wealth management and wealth protection, personal and family
• Tax planning
Panama has been for over a century an international financial center, together with the fact that it is the country with the highest per capita growth in the entire region.
Panama has a friendly tax environment, ideal for tax incentives as it provides numerous tax treaties, low taxation, plus panama company incorporation with bearer shares, as one of its main attractions.
OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED:
- International Tax Services (Cyprus, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK)
- Tax compliance advice
- Corporate Tax
- VAT Services and registration of foreign entities
- Private Client Tax Services, planning and auditing
- Estate Tax planning and auditing
- Income tax planning and auditing
- Personal financial planning
- Panama Private Interest Foundations
Wealth management - In addition to the above services, Gerli Wren will engineer a comprehensive wealth management strategy for international entrepreneurs. This includes, but is not limited to, property services and international tax planning.
Since its beginnings at a local Panama Law Firm, Ismael Gerli has built a name to make Gerli Wren become one of the leading Panama consultancy firms specialized in ship and yacht registration, providing advice on the most appropriate registration choices (jurisdictions and flags) not only in Panama but given the commission, in other Maritime Registries such as the Ship Registry of Sierra Leone and the Ship Registry of Jamaica.
We represent prestigious Shipowners, Managers, Admiralty and Maritime law Firms and most importantly carry the highest acceptance among AAA banks worldwide that engage in the ship finance and lending maritime activities. Ship Finance is one of Gerli Wren strengths, enabling its ship owning clients and companies attain their goals and dreams.
AMONG THE SERVICES WE ARE MOSTLY KNOWN IN THE SHIPPING WORLD, WE HAVE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:• Naval Mortgage, drafting, review and registration
- Drafting of legal opinions
- Drafting and negotiation of credit and security instruments
- Owning international structures (most jurisdictions)
- Corporate structure and finance arrangements for shipping enterprises
- Acquisition or disposal of vessels
- Preliminary Registration of Naval mortgages and titles of property
- Vessel and ship ownership registration/insurance
- Yacht and super yacht ownership, registration/management
- Crew Endorsements and Licenses
- Marine Surveys
- Maritime contracts in general
Panama has been for over a century the most important strategic geographical location in the world. The Panama Canal makes a necessary passage for vessels. This unique crossroad, plus the expanding Panama Flag Registry and the Panama Merchant Marine (Autoridad Maritima de Panama) furnish the largest Vessel Registration in the world.
The above definitively substantiates the increasing importance of the Panama Vessel Registry and its further relevance as a leading maritime jurisdiction. Today, the Panama Flag Registry has in place two maritime courts to take care of issues related to maritime claims as well as those accidents that could occur while vessels transit the Panama Canal.
SOME CLIENTS THAT PREFER AND SEEK OUR ADVICE AND SERVICES ARE:
- Shipping lines
- Maritime managers and operators
- Bunkering companies
- Crewing enterprises
- Prestigious banking institutions seeking to safeguard their interest
DISCLAIMER: Gerli & Co Panama, does not provide, use, advise the usage, recommend, nor in any other way introduce or encourage the usage of Panama financial institutions to its clients.