Business activities in Asia Pacific continue to thrive with the help of favorable policies and sustained efforts to attract investments. This results in many Asian countries receiving highly encouraging investment grades from international ratings agencies. To enable you to leverage from these opportunities, our network connects you with professionals who provide comprehensive legal and regulatory advice about the wide-range of investment regimes available in the region. They will guide clients on how to channel investments within the Asia Pacific, especially on most efficient modes of entry in doing business in a specific country.
FARCOVE law can help an offshore business properly understand relevant laws and regulations that investors must comply as well as manage potential legals risks involved in particular investments. We have commercial attorneys on the network who specialise on investment laws, business registrations, tax, international banking concerns and outsourcing. They advise clients on international trade agreements and treaties on the promotion and protection of investments. They also assist in processing investment certificates issued by various incentives registries in Asia Pacific.
On investment funds, we have professionals in our network who advise on collective investment schemes, fund formation and structuring in British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Ireland, Cyprus, Mauritius, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Labuan and Hong Kong. They are able to prepare formation and contractual documents, provide registered office and corporate secretarial services, regulatory and compliance advisory, restructuring and liquidation of funds.
Offshore investment vehicles have existed for nearly 100 years and have been perfectly viable for certain types of investments (e.g. mutual funds, exchange traded funds and investment trusts) and entities (e.g. insurance and re-insurance companies). The offshore industry will continue to offer practical investment vehicle options even in this era of corporate transparency and disclosure of beneficial ownership.
Currently offshore financial centres have been updating their respective legal and regulatory frameworks to conform with the internationally agreed standards on corporate governance and transparency - including the implementation of new global regimes on automatic exchange of information (AEOI) such as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR). Our network can refer you to professionals who can assist in understanding the investment implications associated with these regulatory developments, provide impact analysis, compliance gap review as well as undertake go-forward assessments that will address or mitigate legal risks. In the remote event of a regulatory investigation or compliance audit, legal advice can be immediately obtained from attorneys in our network.