About Professional Director Services

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When establishing a company, most jurisdictions require the appointment of one or more director(s) and/or secretaries and/or shareholder(s) by statute. We provide these officers to our partners, who in turn provide them to their clients. The prime advantage of this service is to place the "management and control" issue firmly outside a high tax jurisdiction. Additional benefits include anonymity of the ultimate owners, an important consideration when transacting business with competitors. LGA & F can also provide business representatives to act on behalf of clients requirements. In the case of trusts, LGA & F can provide trustees to manage and control settlements on behalf of beneficiaries. LGA & F Legal And Financial Consultants Inc can also provide professional administration for established trusts.

  • Professional Directors
  • Trustees
  • Registered Agents
  • Company Secretaries
  • Representatives

Professional officers provided by LGA & F work with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. Instructions are only acted upon at the request of the customer and subject to the approval of the officer. Any request for information from third parties is immediately passed to our customer for further instructions.

When providing professional officers, LGA & F expects professional partners to work closely with LGA & F in minimizing the misuse of such services by the ultimate clients. Each project is undertaken following the completion of the necessary due diligence procedures.

Why Choose Offshore Services

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Our end-clients have utilized and benefited from offshore services for many reasons, principally these are:

Protect and enhance existing assets - Depositing assets in low tax jurisdictions can benefit inpiduals, by protecting them from the erosion of income, capital gains and inheritance tax.

Reduce tax and therefore costs - Companies benefit by paying less corporation tax, thereby lowering costs and improving profit margins.

Maintain privacy and avoid bureaucracy - Banking privacy provides peace of mind when undertaking price sensitive deals. Bureaucracy is avoided, as low tax jurisdictions have less tax payments and less stringent regulatory requirements on companies. Most offshore banks also have a sophisticated product offering. Some offshore jurisdictions have customs and duty exemptions, minimizing bureaucracy.

Manage risk profile - If an inpidual or company makes frequent transactions abroad, offshore services can be utilized to provide exchange convertibility. It also allows access to foreign insurance / reinsurance and top-rated debt history jurisdictions.

Foreign investments - Emerging markets have presented some excellent investments with superior risk/return profiles, going offshore offers greater proximity to these markets.

Access to new markets - Companies may be attracted to some offshore markets that specialize as a hub for transportation, distribution and specialist manufacturing; others may be attracted by the opportunity to expand their trading boundaries or integrate up or down the supply chain.

Increased legal control over deposits or assets - Allows an inpidual to control exactly who the beneficiaries of cash or physical assets are, which otherwise might be contestable under domestic law. Going offshore can also grant the security of property rights.

Privacy Policy

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We are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients. On this page, we have set out our policy in relation to any personal information which you provide to us through your use of this website. By supplying your personal information through this website you consent to the storage, and use of your personal information by LGA & F Legal And Financial Consultants Inc in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be uploaded on this page. The continuation of use of this website following such changes will infer that you have accepted and consented to them, whether you revisit this page or not.

The information that we collect

You may browse our web site without disclosing personal data. However, if you register, or request quotations of our products, by completing our online forms or contact us by e-mail, we will usually collect the following personal information from you so that we can fulfill your requests and contact you in case there is a query with your order:

  • Your name
  • Postal address
  • Organization name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Facsimile number

How we share your personal information

During the provision of our services to you, we may be required to pass on your personal information to parties located outside of the European Economic Area in countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the UK. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure the privacy of your information. Except in the situation listed above or as required by law or other regulation, we will not pass, disclose, rent or sell your personal information (other than any personal information which is already publicly available and which is incorporated into our search products) to any third party without your prior written consent.


Protecting your information

LGA & F Legal And Financial Consultants Inc has a Data Protection Policy and strict internal procedures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unintended destruction or other loss.


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What do we do?

LGA & F Legal And Financial Consultants Inc is a BVI incorporated company, whose subsidiaries provide global corporate services to corporate and private clients. LGA & F manages onshore and offshore companies, trusts and other business structures to meet the individual demands of its clients. Broadly put, these demands include corporate re-structuring, wealth and asset protection, tax reduction, international expansion and professional directors, shareholders, secretarial, trustee and representative services.

What is an offshore company?

Offshore or non-resident companies are loosely described as companies that don't conduct a substantial volume of business within their jurisdiction of incorporation. More specifically, offshore companies have three characteristics: Firstly, they should be registered as an entity within the jurisdiction of incorporation. Secondly, the 'incorporators' should be domiciled outside of the jurisdiction of incorporation. Finally, the company should transact the major majority of business outside of the jurisdiction of incorporation. However most associate the term 'offshore company' as a means of increasing tax efficiency and facilitating international business. There are several different categories of companies that can achieve this function:
  • IBC (International Business Company) - Have very little or no taxation on income, corporate profits and capital gains. Such companies are present in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands and the Seychelles
  • LLP (Limited Liability Partnerships) / LLC (limited liability Company) - Such businesses have the benefit of limited liability but with the profit division characteristic of partnerships, whereby profits are divided between partners based on their holding in the business. If the members or partners of an LLC/LLP are not domiciled and are non-tax residents within the jurisdiction of incorporation, and business activities are based outside of the country of incorporation, then neither the company nor the members/partners are subject to taxation in the jurisdiction of incorporation. Examples include: UK LLP and Isle of Man LLC.
  • Certain onshore companies - Some company types, which have tax resident status, are used for international tax planning purposes due to factors apart from nil taxation on profits, income or capital gains tax. For example, the Luxembourg 1990 Soparfi is a normally taxed European company, subject to full taxation with access to Luxembourg's double tax treaties. However, Luxembourg has structured the dividends and capital gains on a Soparfi such that it is very efficient as a holding company.

Which jurisdiction should I choose?

Most offshore jurisdictions have no foreign exchange controls and have little or no tax on individuals or companies. However, most jurisdictions have differing legislation designed to serve the needs of cross border business (such as double tax agreements). It is important to select a jurisdiction that is well-suited to your specific corporate and personal needs. For more information please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists or alternatively feel free to browse our information on the requirements set by different jurisdictions.

What are shelf companies?

A shelf corporation, also called an aged corporation, is a business that has no present activity. They are pre-fabricated, unused corporations that have been set-up to meet a client's specific needs. LGA & F can provide such offshore structures through our partner network.

Who will manage my offshore structure?

LGA & F can provide fully qualified professional directors, trustees, company secretaries and representatives. We can also organize corresponding services including: administrative and accountancy services, advisory services, e-commerce solutions, virtual office solutions, special projects and network introductions.

How are the costs structured?

LGA & F has made the fees as transparent as possible, however incorporation fees, maintenance fees, corporate servicing costs vary between jurisdictions.

How long does it take to set up an offshore company and bank account?

nternational Business Companies (IBC's) can usually be set up within two working days, in most offshore jurisdictions on the premise that all required details are supplied by the client. We can usually establish bank accounts in offshore jurisdictions within 2 days of notice. However, bank accounts in Europe may take as long as 21 days.

Is my privacy protected?

We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients, however prior to taking on new custom we are committed to carrying out thorough checks to assess the nature of our clients business. We are obligated to undertake the necessary due diligence to ensure that no international treaties are broken. This arrangement benefits all parties involved.

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