If you spin the globe, do you see opportunities or only time differences?
In today’s fiercely competitive global market, success depends on finding and seizing new opportunities to grow business and better manage risks.
GlobalTrust is a consulting and service group with the mission to provide country-specific business knowledge, multidisciplinary experience and professional synergy in all sectors with legal, financial and industrial requirements for enabling organisations invest and operate seamlessly beyond borders.
Incorporation beyond borders requires a forward-looking and correct initial move like by chess
Today, the digital revolution has enabled many entrepreneurs, and also established national brands, to grow businesses beyond their own borders.
GlobalTrust goes where the clients’ business takes them with an ensured organisational presence wherever professional support is required, provides all-round-services by establishing companies beyond borders and supports to carry business operations with strategic road maps and solutions.
So whether you’re launching a company, creating a foundation or setting up a fund or Special Purpose Vehicle, you can feel secure that everything is being built by GlobalTrust for the long-term, right from the start.
GlobalTrust shelf companies are carefully structured to let clients get their business up and running quickly. Investors can avoid unnecessary commitment while an acquisition, start-up or capital investment is under negotiation.
If you desire to focus on your work and clients without having to deal with the costs and time constraints of running your own company beyond borders, you can easily get paid and invoice your clients through ‘CompanyOnCall’ concepted and powered by GlobalTrust. The leased company acts as a commission agent between you and your client.
You can send your invoices from CompanyOnCall, receive payments from your customers, pay your subcontractors and suppliers and withdraw money to your bank account, PayPal, debit/credit card or crypto wallet as compensation.
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International Bank Accounts
Opening an international corporate account has become increasingly difficult since 11 September 2001. Banks are requesting increasing amounts of due diligence information related to the company’s activities, as well as personal information about shareholders and directors.
It is no longer easy to obtain bank account approval for a newly-formed company when shareholders and directors and bank signatories reside overseas.
GlobalTrust clients can get case-by-case up to date advise about the most favorable bank alternatives and support by the application process.
If a client doesn’t have an own bank account in a certain jurisdiction, GlobalTrust may be able to offer a local trust/client money bank account operated on his behalf as part of an accounting or administration service.
Tax-efficient business structuring for global players !
Businesses want to maximize sales revenue and minimize costs in commercial activities. Businesses with planned tax management can pursue more flexible policies in sales of goods and services, evaluate opportunities better, resist crises and take more advantageous positions against their competitors.
The task of international corporate service and tax consultant is similar to that of the old-world explorer; to find new territory, explore it and carry home the prize.
As more and more organisations and individuals look beyond their own shores to add value to their business and personal affairs, so tax planners are being forced to consider tax at a global level. In developed countries, Tax Management is considered as a phenomenon and a field of expertise far beyond accounting and is taken seriously. Individuals or institutions seeking advantageous solutions in the context of International Tax Planning should start knowing that there should not be a single magic model suitable for all people in the world for the optimization of the tax burden.
High level of expertise is required to ensure that the generated solutions are up-to-date, effective and fully compliant. Entangled in a complex web of legal and tax rules and regulations, it’s important to find new ways to align tax strategies with overall business needs, while meeting compliance obligations wherever they arise.
Tax diversification will have new meaning to business owners. In the Great Recession many business owners learned they could not have all of their eggs in one basket — their businesses.
GlobalTrust professionals serve on tax desks working side-by-side with colleagues on similar rotations, creating a dynamic, team-based environment that fosters the development of truly integrated planning solutions.
GlobalTrust legal and tax departments are in constant communication with international framework to keep abreast of developments in local and international tax legislation; working as a team – tackling the problem from all sides – to arrive at the best possible answers for beyond border transactions.
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GlobalTrust, with Corporate Headquarters in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Turkey and Bahrain, is the trusted adviser and multidisciplinary service provider of distinguished international entrepreneurs, performing access to global resources, sophisticated business solutions from a single contact point. Business owners need to adopt a multinational mindset to thrive in the ever-flattening business world.
GlobalTrust is the first address where its clients with multilateral projects knock on the door with its international accumulation, professional network and business diversity; understands the big picture in the entrepreneur’s mind, opens his business intelligence and horizons, generates the most appropriate structures and complete solutions beyond borders, provides the know-how with all-in-all needed for execution.
Legal and HR
Mergers & Acquisitions / JVs
Growth through acquisition should be an integral part of any strategic business development plan. If structured properly, an acquisition can help the buyer acquire new products and talented employees as well as enter new markets quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. GlobalTrust helps businesses find the right acquisition target or the right buyer for those business who want to sell.
GlobalTrust professionals explore global markets to identify suitable Joint-Venture Partners for clients’ businesses to fit with their strategic ambitions and scale-up their operations, determine the valuation range of the business, plans the deal placement strategy, develop the financial model and information memorandum to reach out to the potential JV partners and conduct negotiations on their behalf.
In most cases the matters of debt and liabilities can be managed out of court, by means of commercial dunning procedures. In some cases, though, this doesn’t work, by means of court proceedings – judicial dunning etc.
GlobalTrust can support companies and individuals by assisting and advising in financial difficulty and administrating their affairs with professional services including insolvency, receiverships, liquidations, voluntary arrangements, bankruptcies, corporate recovery, etc. and offers complete solution for settlement of the matters.
Cross-Border Human Resources
It is becoming increasingly commonplace for businesses of all sizes to operate across beyond borders. Whether you have a brick-and-mortar establishment in another jurisdiction or you have teams on location in foreign countries, to operate efficiently across beyond borders takes a special kind of knowledge and experience.
The outsourcing of various services is one of the most common examples that require the constant need of globally-distributed teams working in harmony. GlobalTrust can intermediate professionals and skilled/unskilled manpower to fulfil clients’ needs, help to manage conflicts between management, staff, co-workers etc. by providing an environment that discourages conflicts.
Over 100 countries in the world have some form of investment migration legislation in place. For investors whose main aim is to gain global mobility and visa-free access to Europe, the Caribbean and Vanuatu Citizenship Programs can be affordable options, offering a second passport with access to over 150 visa-free countries in just 1-2 months. GlobalTrust presents the most attractive global immigration programs and opportunities and advise on the most effective solutions for getting residence or alternative passport in the ever-changing world of today. GlobalTrust facilitates the acquisition of residency, immigration and citizenship, assists clients to identify the most suitable investor programme to match their individual circumstances and requirements, will then manage each step of an application and structuring of the investment to ensure that all submissions are executed correctly.
Acquiring an alternative residence or citizenship enables greater flexibility and access to the leading economies of the world.
The only constant in commerce is change; In today’s borderless digital world there have never been as many opportunities in the ecommerce space, nor has there been as much competition. As businesses came online during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global trend toward digitization surged ahead at lightning speed.With more brands to choose from than ever before, standing out in a crowded e-commerce landscape is hard, competition is fierce. GlobalTrust can check business requirements and e-commerce potential of clients, perform e-commerce modeling with optimised web development and payment gateway integration, empower e-commerce companies to grow businesses by enabling them to pay and get paid as easily globally as they do locally.
Globalisation is the emerging buzzword for businesses around the world, whether for expanding presence or search for new resources. Governments are turning to the World Bank for advice on policies to enable and link foreign and domestic private sector with the dynamism generated by cross-border trade and investment patterns.GlobalTrust supports investment needs of clients, whilst also helping them navigate the various tax, regulatory and practical challenges of being a global citizen.
GlobalTrust provides organizations with international business development advice and business assessment of export/import potential as well as market research with procurement and distribution resources along cross-border payment/collection services.
Incorporate Beyond Borders
To reach global markets business owners need to adopt a multinational mindset with the drive to thrive in the ever-flattening business world. Going global is a necessity and not a choice to ponder.
The Motive: Stand above the crowd
From gaining global market share to increasing sales and profits, expanding abroad offers businesses significant rewards. The digital economy and modern transport links have made it easier for companies to go global, so why are some businesses reluctant to set foot beyond their own borders?
‘At the beginning, business owners are overwhelmed because they think international expansion is something for bigger firms,” says Stefan DiBitonto, senior manager, Investor Consulting, at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI). “But soon after, they realise that with the right help they can overcome obstacles and expand to overseas markets successfully’.
Barriers in the mind
Defensive decision-making is one psychological barrier that can hold some business organisations back from incorporating beyond borders. But dynamic business owners often have a natural instinct for international corporate structuring to unlock their full potential and excel beyond borders.
If you don’t move abroad as a result of fear of failure and stay in your home market, you run the risk of missing out on opportunities. For dynamic businesses that have ambition and drive, there are numerous opportunities out there: get the right advice and be brave.
How will you keep your eye on the ball if you don’t know the rules of the game?
Responsive, out-of-the-box thinking and expertised professionals of GlobalTrust can set up legal entities in almost all major financial centres, take care of the registered office, accounting, authorisations, assist with bank account applications and everything else needed to get a smart and trustworthy corporate structure to expand beyond borders.
Fabulous work/life balance
The Netherlands, which is GlobalTrust’s No. 1 favorite when it comes to incorporation in Europe, ranks third in the Forbes ‘Best Countries for Doing Business’ list, while second in the world in terms of economic stability according to KPMG’s report. The OECD Better Life Index notes that the Dutch have the best work/life balance among developed countries. It is the most English speaking country in the world, although it is not the mother tongue, it is the favorite location of CEOs in international corporations with its robust and liberal law, commercial legislation, transparent and non-bribery bureaucracy. It is the fifth most competitive and second most innovative economy according to the Global Innovation Index. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, the Netherlands is the seventh largest foreign investor country in the world, surpassing Germany and France in foreign investment.
In the ‘Good Country Index’, which examines and ranks the states in 35 different criteria, the Netherlands with a population of 17 million takes the lead as the ‘Best Country’. The Netherlands is the fifth largest exporter in the world, ahead of larger economies such as England and Italy in international trade, the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world after the USA, which is 270 times larger than itself.
Amsterdam Schiphol is the fourth largest airport in Europe, while its sea port Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and the third in the world (we can say the first if you put aside the Asian giants Shanghai and Singapore).
The Dutch workforce is highly educated, most employees speak more than one foreign language, and are among the world’s leading in hourly work production performance. Providing serious infrastructure and significant support to Start-Ups, the Netherlands also stands out as the fastest growing country of Start-Ups in the Financial Times FT1000 list.
Not only are they creative in art like van Gogh, but Dutch engineers, who started from microscope and found many indispensable technologies of our lives such as WiFi, CD, DVD and Bluetooth in the past years, are currently busy with advances in the field of ‘photonics’ and developing quantum computers.
While the country, whose land is mostly below sea level, has been dealing with the sea for centuries, it is as if this geographical difficulty has given them a cooperative approach to problem solving. It should be noted that before the word ‘engineer’ was coined, the Dutch built a resilient urbanization infrastructure.
According to statistics, the Dutch are the happiest people in the world. Is it because they live in the greenest cities in the world and are the most cycling society? The Netherlands National Statistical Office (CBS) states that only 3% of the Dutch people see themselves as unhappy and the key factor of this positive picture is health. As a matter of fact, the ‘World Economic Forum’ reports that while mental health problems are increasing in the world, the Netherlands is the country that uses the least depressants among OECD countries.
By the way, let’s not forget that Amsterdam is the safest city in Europe according to the ‘Safest Cities Index (SCI)’ report and the Netherlands is the second in the world in internet access.
Expand and trade reliably
The United Kingdom offers a robust, business-friendly environment to reliably expand, trade and invest. The UK is one of the most successful economies in the world and is built on strong foundations. It is ranked as the 3rd largest economy in the world. It is one of the most straightforward countries in Europe in which to register a company, however it’s important that you have the right advice.
The EU is a single market in which imports and exports between member states are exempt from tariffs and other barriers. Services, including financial services, can also be offered without restriction across the continent. The consequences of Brexit for businesses that took advantage of these freedoms was always a matter of debate and conjecture.
More than 50% of the UK exports go to EU countries. Within the EU, Britain also benefited from trade deals between the EU and other world powers (now including Canada and Japan, which have both concluded free-trade deals with the EU since the UK voted to leave).
UK Agency Limited structure is an interesting vehicle for international trade that provides a total UK presence whilst allowing for maximum tax-efficient profit. A UK Company is set up to act as an Agent for a low-tax jurisdiction company and charges a small percentage for the service – which allows for the rest of all profit to be paid out from UK without any taxation.
UK LLP offers the advantage of limited liability but the flow-through characteristics of a partnership for tax purposes. The structure is ‘fiscally transparent’ – meaning that the members of the Partnership (and not the Partnership itself) are taxed on any profits of the LLP.
DUBAI ‘The Global Trade Hub’
Thinking big and fast, the Emirate of Dubai completed the EXPO 2020 event, which it had been undertaking with great preparations for a long time, with a smile, albeit with a one-year delay due to the pandemic.
When it comes to the United Arab Emirates, we are talking about a country of expats with a zero crime rate, where people from around 200 different countries live and only 11% of the population of less than 10 million are UAE citizens (and only 28% are women).
Dubai, the largest of the 7 Emirates and the trademark of the country, does not live on oil as it is thought. Tourism, finance, logistics etc. enriched with different sectors and is one of the world’s top 3 big re-export centers. Dubai, the third re-export center of the world, is a tax haven trade metropolis with its ‘0’ Taxed companies and Free Zones. Currency Dirham is fixed at 1 USD=3.67 AED. 2/3 of public employees and ¼ of the council of ministers are women.
It should come as no surprise that Guinness Records has a permanent office in the country that has broken the world’s records for being the world’s most …… in 190 different subjects. When we say record, should we talk about the magnificent Burj Khalifa, which is 828 meters high and is worth three Eiffel towers in a row; It is such an architectural structure that, for example, if it were in Germany, it would be visible from a French city 95 km away. As such, 36 workers can clean their shining windows in just three months. If you ask what else there is, for example, the world’s largest flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden with 45 million flowers.
You can stay in the world’s first 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, after shopping at Dubai Mall, which is the world’s largest and most visited shopping mall. By the way, don’t be surprised if a Ferrari or Aston Martin police car passes by you on your way to the driverless, fully automated Dubai Metro stop.
The next day cannot be complete without visiting the country’s capital, Abu Dhabi, and seeing its serene beauty. When you stop by the magnificent Sheikh Zayed mosque, although the unique snow-white marbles (Macedonian origin) in the courtyard catch your eye, the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (Iranian work) with 5630 m2 in the mosque will surely relax you.
Financial Pearl of the Gulf
‘The Index of Economic Freedom’ published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank which evaluates 178 countries in four broad policy areas that affect economic freedom: rule of law; limited government; regulatory efficiency; and open markets.
Bahrain ranks 18th globally and is the only country from the MENA region to feature in the Top 20. Progress in Financial, Investment and Labor freedoms have helped the Kingdom transform itself into a competitive trade and financial hub.
Bahrain was the first country in the Gulf to exploit oil commercially in the 1930s and has a track record as a modern international business economy stretching back several decades. Its liberal attitude to foreign investment has helped make it the fastest growing economy in the Arab world.
Bahrain is the first country in the region offering 100% foreign ownership of business assets and real estate in most sectors as well as free repatriation of capital. Bahrain imposes no taxes on personal income; Most companies are not subject to corporation tax.
Financial services sector has been thriving for 40 years and was recently judged the Gulf’s most sophisticated financial market. Unlike any other Gulf country, Bahrain has a fully liberalised telecommunication sector.
Low costs are another important advantage of Bahrain. Basic costs such as rents for offices and industrial land are lower than elsewhere in the region. Bahrain’s workforce is the most educated and skilled in the Gulf.
Bahrain’s ideal location, small market size and political stability is boosting confidence amongst property investors. A lot of Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis consider and want to make Bahrain their second home as it’s easier to predict the market here compared to Saudi Arabia where the market is huge and Dubai, where the market is overly populated.