Transcript of "Introduction to Offshore Corporate Structuring"
Presented byLeighton Peter Prabhu, BCom MPhil CA CPAManaging Partner, Interstice Consulting LLPBoard Member, Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA)Introduction to offshorecorporate structuringMoscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)23 April 2013
Offshore structures“Creating legal structures injurisdictions external to a company’sprincipal base of operations, withthe goal of creating an economicbeneﬁt”
Offshore ﬁnancial centre (OFC)“A jurisdiction where the bulk ofdeposit and lending activity istransacted with non residents, typicallyoffering a high degree of secrecy, littleregulation and zero/low taxes to suchcustomers.”
Cross-border sales& purchasesInvestments &ﬁnancingAreas of application
Signiﬁcant beneﬁtsText$2 trillion held offshoreby US companies alone