X
Free
Don’t go empty-handed!
Learn more about offshore business!

Let us provide You with a valuable opportunity to discover what You may need an offshore company for, who is eligible to incorporate it and steps of incorporation process. All the info may be found in our free brochure.

  • The truths and myths about offshore companies
  • Who is eligible to set up an offshore company
  • Choosing the right type of an offshore company
  • Choosing the correct offshore jurisdiction
Free
Receive it to Your e-mail address for FREE
Seychelles general information

Seychelles: general information

Presentation of general information about the Seychelles, peculiarities of the historical, political and economic development, investment environment, business industry and set of financial instruments as well as international reputation of the jurisdiction

Seychelles general information
Why to choose Seychelles?

Why to choose Seychelles?

Detailed research of features and advantages of all business companies types which could be incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Seychelles

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: IBC & CSL

Seychelles: IBC & CSL

The brochure is devoted to research registration process, capabilities, tax rates and application practice in business environment of Seychelles IBC and CSL.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: Foundations, Trusts, Limited Partnerships

Seychelles:
Foundations, Trusts, Limited Partnerships

The brochure deepen in the essence of the next types of Seychelles entities such as foundations, trusts and limited partnerships which are considered suitable vehicles for international tax planning, assets protection and other financial activities.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: Cooperation between companies

Seychelles:
Cooperation between companies and banks

The brochure provides considering relationships between banks and entities that is a natural extension of opening an entity in the Seychelles.

Why to choose Seychelles
Seychelles: frequently asked questions

Seychelles:
frequently asked questions

The brochure summarizes the survey about Seychelles offshore and answers some frequently asked questions, which arise when acquainting with the Seychelles jurisdiction.

Why to choose Seychelles
UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW

UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW

In this brochure, examples of practical use of an LTD are examined eg provided detailed information on a business purposes as using an LTD as company receiving dividends, holding company and nominee or agent. Another one issue is to study complex guidance how to rule an LTD and LLP.

UNITED KINGDOM: OVERALL REVIEW
UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)

This brochure presents an information about tax rates and tax residence status in the UK. In addition, it is studying the details of the most demanded business structures, particularly Private Company Limited by shares (LTD) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 1)
UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)

In this brochure, examples of practical use of an LTD are examined eg provided detailed information on a business purposes as using an LTD as company receiving dividends, holding company and nominee or agent. Another one issue is to study complex guidance how to rule an LTD and LLP.

UNITED KINGDOM: LTD & LLP (part 2)
Public Limited Company

Public Limited Company

In this brochure, the leading experts of our company provide answers on the most popular questions related to this business structure. There is an excellent possibility to fill up your knowledge by information about doing business with the help of Public Limited Companies, receive an explanation on the rules how to sell the company's shares on the stock market and other advantages.

Public Limited Company
Scotland: WHY NOT?

Scotland: WHY NOT?

This brochure fulfilled the UK jurisdiction series with Scottish business structures. All the requirements, practice of application, advantages, main differences between the UK LLP and Scottish LP and other issues are examined in this survey.

Scotland: WHY NOT?
Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review

This brochure dedicated to inform about business atmosphere and business facilities in the studied jurisdiction, explain the reasons of popularity of Hong Kong entities for tax-optimisation purposes. Familiarity with this brochure is the first step on a way to the possibility of carrying on successful business in stable economic conditions of Asian region with maximum benefits.

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review
Hong Kong: Choosing Business Vehicles

Hong Kong: Choosing Business Vehicles

The present research concerns the most popular forms of business organization in Hong Kong, as well as the basic rules of their use for the purposes of breaking down the tax burden. The brochure contains a number of clarifications regarding the demand for offshore structures in Hong Kong, a minimum set of requirements for the establishment and registration procedures.

Hong Kong: Comprehensive Review
Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

Hong Kong: Frequently Asked Questions

This brochure summarizes the research concerning the reasons of popularity, business opportunities, tax rates, companies and partnerships in Hong Kong. This is an interview where our manager answers frequently asked questions, appeared during the time of studying the Hong Kong jurisdiction.

Frequently Asked Questions
Business Purposes: Regular Practice

Business Purposes: Regular Practice

The brochure says on corporate and classical targets of Hong Kong enterprises, provides examples of practical use of the enterprises established in Hong Kong. Here we specify the long-term and short-term goals of business structuring, as well as the use of Hong Kong enterprises to operate as a trading company, the company, opening a representative office in China and a holding company, which owns the rights to ownership of the company in China.

Business Purposes: Regular Practice
UnitedKingdomOverallReviewBrochurePopup
HongKongOverallReviewBrochurePopup

Holders of rights to the popular video games opening offices in “friendly” jurisdictions.

September 27, 2016

The video game industry has been growing rapidly since the early 1980-s, when the first video game consoles appeared. Today, analysts believe that in the near future video game market revenue can be compared with the income of sports and film industry, as well as the television advertising market.Thus, according to the European research company “Newzoo” volume of global gaming market will reach $ 102.9 billion in 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of 8.1%. According to “World Review of the entertainment industry and the media” prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers revenue from sales of video games for the last 5 years increased by 40% and reached $ 949 million in 2015. By 2020, the increase in revenues to $ 1.26 billion with an average annual growth rate of 5.8% is expected.

Unlike other segments of the entertainment industry, the industry of video games involves both creativity and computer technology. Artists, writers, historians, musicians, actors and other professionals can be involved into the process of creation of video game, while developers are engaged in software.

Thus, the game becomes a complex subject of intellectual property rights, as needs various tools to develop it and its content. For example, such results of creative activity and artistic expression as a software code, graphics, music, plot, characters, box design and gaming site are protected by copyright.The name and logo of the company, as well as video games title may qualify for a trademark.Patents apply to hardware solutions, elements of the process or the game design as well as technical innovations such as software design, networking and database.As a result, all the developers possess becomes the object of protection of intellectual property rights.

Since the video games are becoming an actively developing segment on the world’s market, the rights holders are starting to look for the most appropriate ways to protect the assets and intellectual property rights. As a result, offices of large companies for producing video games move to jurisdictions with more flexible legislation, higher level of protection of copyright and lack of bureaucratic “issues”, acceptable tax rates and simple tax system.

Respectable European jurisdictions with onshore status such as the United Kingdom or Cyprus satisfy these criteria.

For example, office of Wargaming (created the game World of Tanks) is located in Nicosia (Cyprus) and its offices are located in the United States, Japan, Australia, the UK and other countries around the world.The CIS countries bring up to 50% of profit, while the rest of the revenue comes from Europe, USA and Asia. According to estimates of SuperData agency, the company earns more than $ 500 million a year.

Office of Rockstar is based in Great Britain. This company is the main developer of the series Grand Theft Auto – one of the best-selling games in the world (game set a 7records in the Guinness Book of Recordsin 2013) and the company is considered one of the best developers of computer and video games.Moreover, the offices for more than 60 major companies-developers of computer games are located in the UK. What can the UK jurisdiction offer for this segment of business?

The UK belongs to the Common Law system, where the main source of law is judicial precedent. When defending and protecting intellectual property this plays a huge role, because decisions of the court detail the provisions of the Statutes, carry out the interpretation of legislation, and establish a stable practice of the law application. Today there are a number of court cases in the field of intellectual property rights in the UK. Among them are the sensational cases such as the Sabaf vs MFI, Regina vs Johnstone, Campbell vs MGN Limited and others.

In matters of intellectual property rights, international legal acts have an essential influence in the UK, as the country is a member of Berne Convention, Universal Copyright Convention, and others.

In addition, the country has developed national legislation in this area. In particular, in 2010 the United Kingdom adopted Digital Economy Act. Besides that video games have become one of the subjects of its legal regulation, the law established a procedure for influence on violators of copyright in the Internet, the authority of copyright holders, duties and responsibilities of providers and users of the website operators.The law provides for the consequences of Internet users in case of copyright infringement up to disconnect from the network.

According to the British copyright laws, any copying of the work, except for the backup, is perceived as a violation of the license. Penalty for the use, sale or manufacturing of facilities that are protected by copyright, ranes from fines to imprisonment.

Among other advantages, the bureaucracy is reduced to zero in the UK. For instance, trademark registration or obtaining a patent requires three times less time than in other countries.

After voting in favor of the UK exit from the EU, the concerns about the gaming business and transfer of the largest offices from the jurisdiction posed a threat of a possible deficiency of the staff from the EU. But while these fears are not confirmed and most likely will not be confirmed.

According to Jo Twist, CEO of “UK Interactive Entertainment Association” (UKIE) although Brexit and political uncertainty may impact the video game industry, it must be remembered that the latter is a successful sector of the world’s economy and a leading exporter in the digital segment. The Association will continue to cooperate actively with colleagues in the government in order to guarantee the best conditions for business development in the UK.

It should also be noted, that the heads of such companies as Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Warner Bros. and Take-Two have not voiced plans to move their offices from the United Kingdom. This once again confirms the prospects for further development of this type of business in the UK.

© 2016-2018 OEC Media LTD DMCA.com Protection Status
Offshore Express company Контакты:
Адрес: Dalton House 60 Windsor Avenue SW19 2RR London,
Телефон:01 76 38 01 12, E-mail: contact@offshore-express-company.com