Failure to comply with statutory obligations can have potentially severe legal consequences for the company, its shareholders, and its directors. Corporate secretarial services can help guide you through the challenges and changes, easing your administrative burden and allowing you to focus on running your business.
Director and Officer Services
We provide, or help you appoint, experienced directors and officers to support the boards of your business entities and manage the governance and operational needs. We provide a range of directorship and officer role types, including corporate governance director, resident director, and non-executive director.
- Registration and appointment of directors or officers with the relevant authorities, banks, and other institutions
- Coordination, organization, and hosting of board and other meetings
- Preparation of board packs, minutes, and other reports
- Review of financial accounts and business transactions
- Maintenance of statutory records
- Bank account management
- Assist with identification and/or appointment of co-directors with specific industry expertise
- Support in procuring director and officer liability insurance
- Registered address and fully equipped office space
Registered Agent / Process Agent
Our clients can appoint us as a process agent, thus allowing us to receive documents relating to contracts, transaction documents, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements, and structured financial documentation. We can also receive notices on behalf of overseas companies with or without a locally registered branch.
We help you establish a registered office to be the official address of your legal entity. We can also assist in locating appropriate physical premises via our partner network abroad.
We provide registered office addresses for companies that require an overseas address without setting up a physical office themselves. We also offer mail handling services.
Governments all over the world have imposed stringent laws and regulations that require companies to screen new clients according to a range of criteria, and in accordance with regulations and sanction lists. In some countries, non-compliance can even result in imprisonment. We assist clients in ensuring they meet the KYC requirements via:
- Customer identification, verification, and due diligence / KYC requirements and screening
- Registration and maintenance of identification / KYC and due diligence documents
Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) registers are aimed at consolidating information about individuals who exercise control over, or own, legal entities.
UBO requirements vary from country to country and can get complicated. We take care of all UBO reporting requirements, including identifying and reviewing initial information that must be registered with local authorities, registering it with relevant authorities, and change management.
Economic Substance Compliance Health Check
The more local reporting, infrastructure, transactions, and legal presence a company has, the greater its economic substance. If a company’s substance levels do not meet a country’s required standards, the company can face penalties, including loss of tax treaty benefits or the denial of a local tax residency.
We help you assess your local economic substance. Our team of experts have in-depth knowledge of local regulations and can help with compliance requirements wherever you are based.
International Corporate Entity Health Check
Our compliance health check service is a comprehensive audit that reviews all entity information listed in local public records, local statutory records, and internal corporate databases.
We identify areas of non-compliance, including legal registration and incorporation details, full company name, registered office address, current directors, shareholders, share capital, verification of minutes, and statutory filings made (including submission of financial accounts).