Zetland Foundations

Zetland provides comprehensive services to ensure that client corporate vehicles are administered in a transparent and tax efficient and compliant manner

Foundations

Zetland can assist clients wishing to open foundations in relevant jurisdictions. Zetland provides comprehensive services to ensure that client corporate vehicles are administered in a transparent, tax efficient and compliant manner.

Issues to be considered when forming a foundation include:

  • The assets to be transferred into the foundation
  • The composition of the foundation council
  • Any special provisions in the foundation regulations
  • The practicalities of foundation administration
  • Tax and legal implications
  • Jurisdictions of residence, citizenship and domicile

Zetland will work with clients and give suggestions as to the structuring of a foundation and any subsequent operations.

What Is A Foundation?

A foundation is a legal entity which shares the characteristics of both a company and a trust. The term “foundation” has a lengthy history generally referring to an institution which is public in nature or...

Elements Of A Foundation

A foundation is essentially an asset holding structure but of course assets held may include shares of companies which are actively engaged in trading or investing. A foundation does have a legal personality...

Foundation Jurisdictions

As with any offshore situation it is important to consider the full legal and regulatory background of the jurisdiction chosen to host the structure. As mentioned earlier Liechtenstein was a pioneer in legislating...

Setting Up A Foundation

When planning any new offshore structure as a first step clients must take competent tax and legal advice in their jurisdictions of residence, citizenship and domicile. Other issues to be considered...