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International Corporate Procedures

A country-by-country encyclopaedia of business regulations in over 55 jurisdictions, including all the major industrial, financial and offshore centres worldwide.

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Why should you subscribe to International Corporate Procedures

~ This time and money saving resource lets you focus on doing business rather than tracking down information ~

International Corporate Procedures ,available print or as part of LexisLibrary , is a country-by-country encyclopaedia of business regulations in over 55 jurisdictions, including all the major industrial, financial and offshore centres worldwide. It draws together the factual and procedural information necessary to make informed decisions about foreign forms of business enterprise.

Before any decision can be made to open an overseas office, set up a cross border joint venture or acquire businesses overseas, companies and their advisers must have a firm grasp of the structure of business regulation in the target territory. Yet finding up-to-date and reliable information of this kind can involve a great deal of time, effort and money, especially if you do not have an office or agent in the territory. All of this effort may be wasted if the legal and taxation regime is found to be wholly unsuitable, International Corporate Procedures performs this task for you.

International Corporate Procedures also summarises the latest legal developments in the c.55 jurisdictions covered. Read a summary of the legal developments covered in the latest UK bulletin.

International Corporate Procedures is the perfect resource for:

  • Corporate lawyers
  • Finance lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Compliance departments
  • Company secretarial departments
  • Business Advisers - offshore jurisdictions

International Corporate Procedures provides directly comparable information in a standardised format set out country by country covering over 55 jurisdictions, including:

  • Detailed information on how to form a company, a partnership, a branch or a joint venture, including the timescales, costs and documentation required.

  • Key company law points on liabilities of directors, D&O insurance, local shareholding requirements, classes of shares permitted, rules for shareholder meetings, registration of charges, liabilities for subsidiary debts, fees for permits and licences, rules on borrowing and charging of assets and M&A controls.

  • Details on different types of common business entities, including partnerships.

  • Accounting obligations in relation to record keeping and frequency of reporting. It examines model forms of accounts relevant to that jurisdiction highlighting in particular contents of the balance sheet and profit and loss account, additional disclosures, directors’ reports and the auditor’s report.

  • The tax position in each country, including corporate tax rates, offsetting losses, tax rate on dividends, taxation of groups, double taxation arrangements and incentive schemes.

Benefits of the service include:

  • Updated six times a year by practitioners with commercial experience from their own country, it is like having a direct line to a corporate procedures expert in each jurisdiction.
  • Each jurisdiction is structured according to a strict template, allowing you to compare them side by side.
  • Saves you simply hours of research time or potential fees for a specialist consultant.

"No other single work sets about presenting in such a clear and concise manner such information on so many countries"
International Business Lawyer


Editors and Contributors

General Editor: Nigel Banerjee, LLB, Visiting Lecturer, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

Editors: Steen Rosenfalck, LLM, Senior Partner, ebl miller rosenfalck, London, UK; Christopher Murphy, MA, Managing Director, Ravensbourne Research Ltd; Dorothy Smith, MA

General Editor Emeritus: Professor Leonard S Sealy, SJ Berwin Professor Emeritus of Corporate Law, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 

Contributors: Abacus Financial Services Limited, Gibraltar; Merve Akkuş, Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Istanbul, Turkey; Amanda Alonefti, Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Limassol, Cyprus; Stefano Amato, Cannizzo, Ortiz y Asociados SC, Mexico; Paul Amirault, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Appleby Global, Canon's Court, Hamilton, Bermuda; Azim & Associates, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; John Balouziyeh, Wael Abdulrahman Alissa in association with Dentons; Andrew Begg, Andrew Begg & Co, St Helier, Jersey; David A Bennett, Gillespie Macandrew WS LLP, Edinburgh, Scotland; Haluk Bilgiç, Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Istanbul, Turkey; Marie-Francoise Brechignac, Baker & McKenzie SCP, Paris, France; Joshua J Bugay, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Delaware, USA; Robert Burger, ADVISES, Düsseldorf, Germany; Jonathan Burns, Wael Abdulrahman Alissa in association with Dentons; Steven Callens, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels, Belgium; Colin Calvert, Carey Olsen, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Carlo Cannizzo, Cannizzo, Ortiz y Asociados SC, Mexico; Peter Čavojský, Managing Partner, CLS Čavojský & Partners, sro, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Leo Chan, Sino-Bridge Consulting, Hong Kong; Stella Charalambous, Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Limassol, Cyprus; James Chen,T N Soong & Co, Taipei, Taiwan; Judy Collis, Practice Group Head, Corporate and Commercial, Canon’s Court, Hamilton, Bermuda; Robert G Copeland, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, USA; Ceriel Coppus, Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal BV (KC Legal), Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bernardo M Cremades, B Cremades y Asociados, Madrid, Spain; David Crosland, Carey Olsen, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Steven J Daniels, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Delaware, USA; Stefaan Deckmyn, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels, Belgium; Chrysses Demetriades, Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office, Limassol, Cyprus; Dentons & Co, Oman Branch; Maura Dineen, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Alexandros Economou, Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Limassol, Cyprus; Paul Egan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Luisa S Fernandez-Guina, Quisumbing Torres, Manila, Philippines; Gabriella Gálik, KCG Partners Law Firm, Budapest, Hungary; Chris Georghiades, Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office, Limassol, Cyprus; Rosemary S Goodier, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Delaware, USA; Kim Goss, Bowman Gilfillan Inc, Sandton, South Africa; Max Gross, SKC Steuerkompetenzcenter AG, Triesen, Liechtenstein; Jan Grozdanovič LLB, JGA Legal–Jan Grozdanovič, advokát, Prague, Czech Republic; Dr Max Gutbrod, Partner, Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited, Moscow, Russia; Michaela Hadjihambi, Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC, Limassol, Cyprus; Abhishek Hans, India Law Offices, New Delhi, India; Fadi Hassoun, Bin Shaib & Associates, Abu Dhabi; Clinton Hempel, Carey Olsen, British Virgin Islands; Amgad Husein, Wael Abdulrahman Alissa in association with Dentons; Luis Miguel Hincapie, Morgan & Morgan, Panama City, Panama; Ueli Huber, Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland; IB Grant Thornton Consulting sro, Prague, Czech Republic; Ekin İnal, Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Istanbul, Turkey; Azman Jaafar, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, Singapore; Joe Kafrouni, Kafrouni Lawyers, Brisbane, Australia; Fumiyo Kawaguchi, Certified Tax Accountant, Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office, Japan; Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices, New Delhi, India; Seth (Byoung Soo) Kim, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Seoul, South Korea; Jakub Kováčik, CLS Čavojský & Partners, sro, Slovak Republic; Valerie Kramer, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Siegbert Lampert, Lampert & Partner, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Andreas Lelekis, Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office, Limassol, Cyprus; Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law, Taipei, Taiwan; Tiago Ferreira de Lemos, PLEN – Sociedade de Advogados RL,Lisbon, Portugal; Bo Lindqvist, Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB, Stockholm, Sweden; Pearl T Liu, Quisumbing Torres, Manila, Philippines; Claire Lord, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Andrew Lucas, Norton Rose (Thailand) Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand; Christoph Mager, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud, Chadbourne & Parke Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Istanbul, Turkey; Céline Martin, Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland; Constantinos Mavrellis, Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office, Limassol, Cyprus; Cameron McCullough, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos Co, Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand; José Eliseu Mendes, PLEN – Sociedade de Advogados RL, Lisbon, Portugal; James A Mercer III, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, USA; Mills Oakley Lawyers, Melbourne, Australia; Christoph Morck, Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma DA, Oslo, Norway; Belén Nadal, B Cremades y Asociados, Madrid, Spain; Danny Nguyen, VB Law, Vietnam; Ryuichi Nozaki, Atsumi & Sakai Europe Ltd, London, UK; Junko Ogushi, Atsumi & Sakai, Tokyo, Japan; Richard Omwela, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, Nairobi, Kenya; Dean Oppenhuis, Bell Gully, Wellington, New Zealand; Helen Papaconstantinou, Law Offices Papaconstantinou, Athens, Greece; Graham Parrott, Fitzroy Tax Services Ltd, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Josephine Pen, T N Soong & Co, Taipei, Taiwan; Nuno de Deus Pinheiro, PLEN – Sociedade de Advogados RL, Lisbon, Portugal; PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Gibraltar; Aravind Ramanna, Quantum Law BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Raveh Haber and Co Advocates, Ramat Gan, Israel; Matthew Richardson, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, USA; Nicholas Richardson, Richardson & Wspόlnicy, Poland; Nimrod Rosenblum, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM), Tel Aviv, Israel; Steen Rosenfalck, ebl miller rosenfalck, London, UK; Jesper Rothe, Partner, Philip & Partners, Copenhagen, Denmark; RSM Bird Cameron, Melbourne, Australia; Noam Sabo, Baker Tilly Israel; Ricardo Quibrera Saldaña, ECOVIS Quibrera Saldaña, Mexico City, Mexico; Christoph Schimmer, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria; André Scholz, RSP International LLC, Moscow, Russia; CM Skye, Ramsey, Isle of Man; Christopher Smith, Gillespie Macandrew WS LLP, Edinburgh, Scotland; Darika Soponawat, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos Co, Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand; David A Springsteen, WithumSmith+Browne, Princeton, New Jersey, USA;  Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Anita Stylianides, Chrysses Demetriades & Co Law Office, Limassol, Cyprus; Carl Svernlöv, Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB, Stockholm, Sweden; Mazen Talih, Bin Shabib & Associates, Abu Dhabi; Michele Tamburini, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Milan, Italy and Università degli Studi di Milano; John Tentes, HLB Hellas SA, Halandri, Greece; April N Turner, McKinney Bancroft & Hughes, Nassau, Bahamas; Anand Verma, India Law Offices, New Delhi, India; Ng Yi Wayn, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, Singapore; Noel C Webb, Legal Chambers Cayman Ltd, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Gavin A White, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, USA; Graham J Wilson, Wilson Associates, Luxembourg; Hans-Jörg Wittman, ADVISES, Düsseldorf, Germany; Simon Xuereb, Manager, Tax Services, KPMG, Malta; Ralph S Ybema, China Law & Tax Direct Limited, Hong Kong

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Table of contents

Release 96


Release 96 of International Corporate Procedures reviews nine jurisdictions.

The contents of this release include:
– Greece by Helen Papaconstantinou, Law Offices Papaconstantinou, Athens: Parts I, II and IV.
– Hungary by Gabriella Gálik, KCG Partners Law Firm, Budapest: Parts I–IV.
– Luxembourg by Graham J Wilson, Wilson Associates, Luxembourg: Parts I–IV.
– Mexico by Stefano Amato and Carlo Cannizzo, Cannizzo, Ortiz y Asociados, SC and Ricardo Quibrera Saldaña, ECOVIS Quibrera Saldaña, Mexico City: Parts I, III and IV.
– Russia by André Scholz, RSP International LLC, Mosco: Part III.
– Slovak Republic by Peter Cˇ avojský and Jakub Kovácˇik, CLS Cˇ
avojský & Partners, s.r.o., Bratislava: Parts I–IV.
– Sweden by Carl Svernlöv and Linnea Back, Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB, Stockholm: Parts I–IV.
– Taiwan by James Chen, Jason Chou and Josephine Peng, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law,Taipei: Parts I, II and IV.
– Turkey by Ays¸e Yüksel Mahfoud, Norton Rose Fulbright Danıs¸manlık Hizmetleri Avukatlık Ortaklıgˇı and Haluk Bilgic¸, Ekin Inal and Merve Akkus¸, Bilgic¸ Avukatlık Ortaklıgˇı, Istanbul: Parts I, II and IV.

Release 96 states the law as at 1 August 2017, except where otherwise indicated.

Each country's entry has a uniform logical structure, allowing easy comparison of business regime across jurisdictions:

  • PART I General
    Outlines the structure of the professions, the types of business vehicle available and the principal legislation underlying corporate regulation.


  • PART II Formation
    Sets out incorporation procedures for all available business vehicles, together with explanations of their duties and liabilities.


  • PART III Taxation and Accounting
    Explains the corporate taxation regime applicable to each form of business venture and the relevant accounting conventions and filing requirements.


  • PART IV Information
    Detailed information available to the public on private enterprises and public companies, including relevant company and IP registries.