PRACTICE AREAS < Corporate Law

The firm offers specialized advice to clients across the entire range of offshore corporate law and practice. Its affiliate Global Corporate & Legal Services Ltd. (GC&L) provides a full range of service corporate services including:

  • Company Incorporations (International Business Companies, Domestic/Resident Companies, Public Companies, Trust Companies & Partnerships.
  • Corporate Administration, (Name Checks, Public Filings, (e.g. Registry, Securities Commissions etc.), maintenance of corporate registers, company searches, preparation of minutes & resolutions, name changes, seals, M& A preparation & changes, organization and holding of Annual General Meetings & Extraordinary General Meetings, Annual Returns)
  • Registered Office & Agent Services
  • Nominee & Shareholder Services
  • Directorships and company management (We offer a special director support service where the director is unable to effectively manage all of his individual responsibilities, inclusive of keeping the director up to date with developments pertaining the affairs of the company)
  • Opening Bank Accounts & Custody Accounts; mailbox service
  • Investment Fund Structures, licencing; and updating constitutive documents (e.g. Offering memorandums)
  • Documentation notarizations, Legalization & Apostille
  • Advice and implementation in respect of structural transactions/commercial transactions with respect to consolidations and mergers.
  • Liquidations

Investment Fund Establishment
We offer a complete and comprehensive service for the establishment of investment funds. The services provided in this area include:

  • Advice on the establishment of the most appropriate fund structure e.g. companies, partnerships or trusts.
  • Coordinating registration and licensing of funds
  • Reviewing or drafting the prospectus and offering documents, preparing the relevant Memorandum & Articles of Association and ensuring fund compliance with domicile requirements (local and international)..
  • Develop and negotiate all associated documents such as Investment Management Agreement, Administration Agreement etc.
  • Arrange opening of various accounts
  • Arrange appointment of Directors & other officers

Compliance & Due Diligence
We offer this in particular to financial institutions:

  • Drafting and Creating Client Acceptance packages for new businesses (ensuring that all necessary due diligence and other required documentation is complete, appropriate approvals obtained and relevant checklists prepared.
  • Assist with the identification and consideration of business risks, and concerns relating to the acceptance of new business
  • Assist with drafting and reviewing policies and procedures
  • Advice on the proper constitution and maintenance of corporate entities, ensuring that the institution complies with all statutory and regulatory best practices.
  • Undertake Periodic File Reviews at the request of the Client before regulatory inspections
  • Review, update and training on anti-money laundering and new legislation and regulation.
  • Due diligence research eg. On directors, officers, beneficial owners, fund managers and other counterparties.
  • Provision of necessary support and coordination to ensure effective corporate governance

We are a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) an international association for compliance officers based in the United Kingdom and also the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO)


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