Choose the jurisdiction which best suits your needs
Why choose this jurisdiction when starting a business?
Gibraltar is a small peninsula located on the southern coast of Spain. It covers a total area of 6.5 sq km and its coastline stretches for 12 km only; there is a 1,2 km borderline with Spain. The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Together with the highly reputable British Isles of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, the crown colony of Gibraltar belongs to High Disclosure Offshore Centres which provide for greater legal certainty. It is the only British offshore centre that can and will increasingly be able to provide financial institutions with passporting rights and access to the single European market for financial services.
A number of factors make Gibraltar an attractive place to conduct offshore business:
- Good geographical location and bilingual (English and Spanish) territory;
- Cost effectiveness and attractive fiscal regime for offshore investors;
- Excellent reputation, stable government and special status within the European Union;
- Excellent infrastructure and communications;
- Favorable tax status for offshore banks;
- No exchange controls;
- The only EU finance centre exempt from value added tax (VAT);
- Gibraltar is not included on “black-list” of FATF.
Gibraltar Tax Advantage
Businesses that are not residents in Gibraltar are exempt from income tax unless the income is sourced within Gibraltar. Additionally, there are no taxes imposed on capital income. A notable benefit of establishing a company in Gibraltar is the absence of Capital Gains Tax, Wealth Tax, Sales Tax, or Value Added Tax (VAT).
Good geographical location and bilingual
Excellent infrastructure and communications
Favorable tax status for offshore banks
No exchange controls
Packages and Prices
The cheapest option company formation, payment government fees, registered office, local registered agent, Client Due Diligence (CDD) full and free tax and legal assistance, and much more, to keep your entity fully compliant.
A special package with all services as included on the Standard Package, plus our Bank Account opening services with an internationally known financial institution, offering you online banking, multi-currency account, debit cards and all other major banking services you may need.
A package with all services as included on the Business Package plus full Nominee Services (Nominee Members and Managers) providing you the highest degree in terms of confidentiality and anonymity.
Requirements for the registration of an IBC
Director: Minimum of one Director. Corporations are permitted.
Secretary: A secretary is required.
Shareholder: Minimum of one shareholder. Corporations are permitted.
Shares & Capital: In Gibraltar, there is no minimum Authorized Share Capital, though the standard is 2,000 British Pounds.
Atrium will check the name availability of the company (whether there is no company under such name already).
In Gibraltar the law requires that all financial service providers know the identity of their client so the actual contact details must be indicated at the Registry Agent. This information remains confidential.
Alternatively to register a brand-new company, you can also buy a ready-made company from the list available. These are very useful when time is of the essence, or if the client doesn’t have any preference to the name of the Company. The name of the company can however be changed at any time via a special resolution of the shareholders and by submitting the relevant documents to companies house.
How can we help you?
Should you have any question, our Business Development Managers team will be ready to guide and assist you!