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Doing business in Hong Kong

AGENDA: Introduction to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR), Company incorporation in Hong Kong, Company maintenance, Tax treatment, Key benefits

Cyprus Permanent Residence scheme

AGENDA: Scheme, Benefits & Criteria, The Process, Next Steps

Competency based interview

AGENDA: Different types of interviews & situations for different jobs, What does a competency based interview usually involve, The pros & cons of a competency based interview, How to use this method in practice & preparation tips, How to stand out from other candidates.

Employer branding – Why do companies need it?

AGENDA: Definition of the term brand and HR brand, The purpose of HR Branding for various organizations, Components of the HR Brand, Work Environment, Compensation and benefits, Achieving appropriate work – life balance, Company culture and environment.

Increasing your business efficiency: the secrets behind KPIs life cycle

AGENDA: The Role of KPIs, KPI definititon, Short & Long Term Goals

Strike-Off and Liquidation Procedure: Description and Special Aspects

AGENDA:- Two options to close a company- Strike- Off Procedure- Strike- Off Procedure in Tax Heaven Jurisdictions - Liquidation Procedure- Voluntary Winding Up- Risks for Directors in Abandoned Cyprus Companies

Suspicions Activity report (SAR)

AGENDA: What is SAR, Importance of SAR reports, When do I need to send a SAR?, Sending SAR in non-regulated sectors, Reliability of information specified in the SAR, The concept of Tipping off, SAR Online

Compliance Definition and Main Objectives

AGENDA: What is compliance and what is it for?, Relevant legislation, Principles of implementing of the compliance function, How to organise compliance control in the company, The basic skills that an expert in the sphere of compliance should have, Example of good implementation of compliance function

Anti-Bribery Compliance

AGENDA: What is the purpose of compliance?, The different types & reasons behind briberies, International legislation on anti-bribery compliance, The impact of UKBA & the FCPA, ISO 37001 and its main objectives, How to build anti-bribery compliance, Governing body’s duties in anti-bribery compliance, Top management’s duties in anti-bribery compliance, Anti-bribery compliance functions, Suspicious reporting, who & in what circumstances, Tipping off procedure.

Double Taxation Conventions: Content, Recent Amendments & Application. Part II

AGENDA: The most common methods of Double Tax Treaty (‘DTT’) abuse, The current practical problems associated with the application of DTTs, The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project: proposed amendments to DTTs, The OECD’s 01/07/18 Multilateral BEPS Convention: global changes to be made to DTTs, Potential Implications of the latest amendments to DTTs.

Double Taxation Conventions: Content, Recent Amendments & Application. Part I

AGENDA: Purpose and definition of a Double Tax Treaty ('DTT'), Types of DTTs dealing with tax matters, History of DTTs, DTTs and domestic law, Format and structure of a DTTs, Tax covered and not covered by DTTs, Interpretation of DTTs.

Corporate Internal Investigation: What You Need To Know

AGENDA: Reasons for conducting an internal investigation, Key success factors of an effective internal investigation, Productive cooperation with top-level managers- Penalties under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act, Basic skills an expert in the sphere of corporate investigation should hold

Laura Deane

Corporate residence in the UK

AGENDA: Definition of corporate tax residence, Circumstances under which a company can be considered as a UK resident, Tests to examine the residence of a company, Guidelines

Know Your Client (KYC) of Politically Exposed Person (PEP) and Linked Persons (LIP)

AGENDA: What is Know Your Client and the KYC Procedure, Relevant legislation requirements, Who is Politically Exposed Person (PEP),mTypes of PEPs, Who is Linked Person (LIP), Types of LIPs, Reliable PEP/LIP Data

Directors’ Duties and Liability Insurance

AGENDA: Definition of Company Director, Duties of Company Director, Extent of such liability, D&O Insurance Liability, Conclusion

Classification of foreign companies. Onshore and offshore activities. The taxation and liquidation

AGENDA: Classification of foreign companies, Company documents, Authorised capital, Offshores and offshore jurisdictions, Onshore companies, “Grey” and “Black” lists of countries, Nominee service, Beneficial Owner, Due Diligence & KYC, Company Tax Residency, Company liquidation

Applying for Visas and Work Permits in Cyprus and Singapore & Cyprus EU Passports by Investments

AGENDA: Cyprus Work Permit, Singapore Employment Pass, Cyprus Citizenship; scheme for naturalisation by exception of investors.

The Protection of Company Directors’ Rights

AGENDA: Definition of Company Director, Laws imposed a liability on Company Directors, Extent of such liability, Consequences, Conclusion

Initial Coin Offering

AGENDA: Definition of ICOs, Users - Investors, Cryptocurrencies vs Tokens, ICOs vs IPOs, Legal approach (U.S. – Singapore), Examples of regulation in Singapore

Intellectual Property Law: An introduction to Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks

AGENDA: Introduction To Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks, Nature of Rights, Rental and Lending Rights, Duration of copyright and moral rights, Exclusive rights, the fair use doctrine, Absolute grounds for refusal, Relative Grounds for Refusal, Exploitation and use of trademarks, Limitations, Infringement and possible remedies, Misrepresentation.

Cryptocurrencies: an introduction and regulatory framework

AGENDA: Definition of Cryptocurrencies, where we will cover some of the definitions issued by a few regulators and we will provide a the general technicalities of Cryptocurrencies, Cryptography, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Legal approach, where we will discuss the regulatory approach towards Cryptocurrency around the world and with special focus in key jurisdictions, Regulatory outlook

Automatic Exchange of Information: Theory and Practice

AGENDA: What is the Automatic Exchange of Information?, The purpose for using the Automatic exchange of information, The Automatic Exchange of information: Theory and Practice, Current procedures related to the Automatic Exchange of Information, Implications of the Automatic Exchange of Information

Opening & Maintaining a Corporate Bank Account in Cyprus, Singapore & Hong Kong

AGENDA: Criteria for choosing your bank, Corporate Bank Account Opening, What you need to know for each jurisdiction, Corporate Bank Account Maintenance & Bank Transfer Fees, Costs, Why Banks are closing Corporate Bank Accounts, Voluntary closing of a Corporate Bank Account

Contract Law: How to create a legally binding contract & deal with disputes

AGENDA: What is a contract?, How is a contract made?, What is required for a legally binding contract?, When does a contract become effective?, Illegal and voidable contracts, Remedies

The Panama Papers: Implications for the offshore world

AGENDA: Panama Papers: details about what happened and why, Offshore companies: are they legal?, Mossak Fonseca, Worldwide reaction & response to the leak, Consequences: cause & effect, Further implications, What to do after the leak, implications to the offshore world and service providers. Tax planning in a new context, How can ECS help?

International Trust Law & Foundations

AGENDA: Why did Trusts & Foundations gain popularity?, Modern offshore trust legislation was created following a demand from High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) looking to protect their property, Trusts, What is a trust? Common Law view: fundamental principles, Trusts in Modern Offshore Trust Legislation, Use of Trusts in asset protection as well as succession of wealth and distribution, Foundations, When is a Foundation used instead of a Trust?, Foundations: creation and management.

UK Business Insight: all you need to know about company registration and maintenance

AGENDA: Types of companies in UK and governing law, Part I: Limited Liability Company: General overview, Registration procedure and standard documents, Company management, Annual maintenance requirements (Annual Returns/Tax Return/Accounting and Audit requirements), Strike off, dissolution and liquidation, Limited Liability Partnership, General overview, Registration procedure and standard documents, Company management, Maintenance requirements (Annual Returns/Tax Return/Accounting and Audit requirements), Liquidation and insolvency, Limited Partnership, General Overview (England VS Scotland), Main characteristics and annual maintenance requirements, Part II: Short Tax overview: LTD/LLP/LP, Examples of most common international structures

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) - Regulatory standpoint

AGENDA: Definitions, Regulatory framework in the U.S., Regulatory framework in the E.U., Regulatory framework in Singapore

Know Your Client (KYC) – Practical Aspects of Procedure Application. Due Diligence

AGENDA: Relevant legislation requirements, What is Know Your Client and the KYC Procedure, KYC Procedure – Client Acceptance Policy, Categorization of Customers, What is Due Diligence

Corporate law and the division of powers within a company (UK)

AGENDA: The division of power between the board of directors and the shareholders, Types of directors, their appointment and removal procedures, The purpose and extent of directors’ duties including to whom directors owe their duties, Nominee directors and risks that may arise, The regulation of directors contracting with their companies, The remedies and reliefs for breach of duty

Company Law: Decision making procedures & Annual General Meeting

AGENDA: An in depth look at Corporate Governance, Annual general meeting (AGM): frequency, requirements & agenda, Convening & recording attendance during a general meeting, The voting procedure, Quorum, role of the Chairman, Motions & resolutions decision making process, Director Meetings, Written Resolutions, what are they?

Company Law: The role of Directors, Secretaries & Shareholders within an organisations

AGENDA: Shareholders: appointment & requirements, Officers’ duties, roles & responsibilities within a company, Company Directors their duty within the company, Distribution of profit, capital & duties within a company, Ultra vires: common law, modern legislation, Company Officers: Secretary & Registered Agent, Company Secretary: powers & potential liability.

Company Law Overview: An introduction to Company Law

AGENDA: Characteristics of a Company, Company formation & related issues, Separate Legal Entity: meaning and relevance, The corporate veil, Share Capital, Company constitution, Company objects

What you should know about incorporation, maintenance and liquidation of a company in Hong Kong

AGENDA: General information on Hong Kong, Company registration procedure and types of companies in Hong Kong,MCompany corporate documents, First directors, shareholders and company secretary, Nominee service, Compliance regulations, Options to liquidate a company

Hong Kong tax system

AGENDA: Corporate Tax, Personal Income Tax, Real Estate Tax, Stamp Tax, Other taxes (are not covered in this presentation)

Opening, maintaining a corporate bank account in Singapore

AGENDA: Main criteria for choosing of a bank, Corporate Bank account Opening, What you need to know for Singapore as jurisdiction, Main requirements for a bank account opening in Singapore, Corporate Bank Account Maintenance, Automatic exchange of Information, Closing of Corporate Bank Accounts in Singapore

Cyprus International Trusts

AGENDA: Part I: Definition, types and certainties of a trust, Part II: Analysis of the Cyprus International, Trusts - Conclusion

Doing Business in Singapore

AGENDA: Eltoma Corporate Services in Singapore, Companies in Singapore, Company incorporation, Company maintenance, Tax treatment, Key benefits

Singapore Company Incorporation, Maintenance and Liquidation

AGENDA: Forms of Business Entities, Incorporation Procedure, Company documents, Director and Secretary of the Company, Shareholders and types of shares, Know Your Client (KYC), Filing Requirements for Companies, Liquidation & Strike Off

Singapore Tax System Overview

AGENDA: Cyprus vs. Singapore, Tax systems overview, Main tax principles in Singapore, Tax exemption of foreign income, Tax exemptions for the newly incorporated companies (Start-Up Co), Tax Residency Certificate, Administration of tax system in Singapore, Calculation of Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI), Minimizing of taxes and avoiding of taxation, Goods and Services Tax (“GST”), How to use the company in Singapore

Cyprus Citizenship Programme

AGENDA: The Scheme & the Benefits, The Criteria & the process, Documentation required, How Eltoma can assist

How to Get Your Yellowslip in Cyprus: Requirements & Process

Agenda: Requirements for the Registration Certificate Application, Where to apply: the immigration buildings & office contacts, The full application procedure, What documentation and information do you need to bring?, When do you need to apply for your yellow slip?, Rights for family members and other dependents, When your family are citizens in a EU or EEA member state, Employed and self-employed applicants, Retired and non-working applicants, Validity Period of Registration Certificates, Using an agent.

Cyprus Quality of Life & Cost of Living Compared to the UK

AGENDA: Advantages & Disadvantages of UK life, Advantages & Disadvantages of Cyprus life, The Cyprus Island Divide: Reunification prospects & what it means in 2018, Cost of living comparison: basics, What constitutes quality family life?, Why do so many UK expats relocate to Cyprus?, Buying a holiday or second home in Cyprus? Main considerations, Considering retirement in Cyprus?

Tax Residency in Cyprus under the ''60 Day" Rule

AGENDA: Tax Residency – general application, Cyprus Tax Residency rules, General Rule VS “60 Day” Rule, Procedure to obtain Cyprus Tax Residency under “60 Day” Rule, Main tax guidelines for Cyprus Tax residents

Laura Deane

Cyprus, the doorway to Europe

AGENDA: Eltoma Corporate Services in Cyprus, Companies in Cyprus, Company incorporation, Company maintenance, Tax treatment, Key benefits

What you should know about the incorporation, maintenance and liquidation of a company in Cyprus?

AGENDA: The Cyprus registrar of companies, The types of Cyprus companies, The KYC rule, Nominee service, Company incorporation procedure, Company maintenance and financials, The methods of dissolving a Cyprus company

An Overview of the Cyprus Tax System

AGENDA: Personal income tax, Special contribution, Corporate tax, Back to back loans, Annual levy, Special defense contribution tax, Capital gains tax, Immovable property tax

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