Investment Projects

VCC Registration In Ireland

If you are planning to start investing in Ireland, then the information from our blog post may be useful for you. This article provides expert explanations of some of the key aspects of

Switzerland: Fundraising

Raising funds by way of CIS in the Confederation of Switzerland is mainly regulated by CISA, FINMA-CISO (product wise) & the recently adopted FinSA (service wise). Because the country isn't an EU member,

Mexico: PEF Regulation

In recent years, Mexico has been experiencing a solid growth due to its integration with and dependence on the US markets. Its efforts to enforce patent and intellectual property laws are advanced compared

Portugal: Pooled Funds Regulation

Good asset management is essential to ensure a link between investors looking for a profitable investment and the financial needs of the real economy. If a fund has shown a stable high return

South Africa: Pooled Funds Regulation

By establishing a non-profit fund in South Africa one gets a favourable tax regime. Actually, it is almost completely tax free, excluding VAT. Thus, such a structure turns into a separate supplier for

Motivations For Using SPV in Abu Dhabi

For those interested in registering a company in the Emirates, this overview of the use of a Special purpose vehicle/entity (SPV or SPE) might come in handy. Use our tips on how you

Tackling Liquidity Problems: Private Funds

Those planning on establishing an open-end fund in Asia or the EU should be mindful of these three important criteria: the liquidity of such structures is periodic & depends on

FDI in France

Some foreign investments in the French economy require getting prior approval from the France’s Economic Ministry (a process referred to as FDI regulation in France). In 2020, the MEF announced the launching of

FDI: Changes in Singapore

If you have decided to register an investment company in Singapore, you have chosen the right time to do so. The country's authorities have directed all economic efforts to attract FDI and create

Luxembourg: PEF Regulation

Getting a PEF license in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is primarily required for: a RAIF. a SICAR; a SIF. There aren't any particular rules or regulations regulating establishment of a SOPARFI in the Grand...

About Foreign Investment in Japan In Brief

This post will be useful for entrepreneurs who want to invest in Japanese business. It is common knowledge that FDI not only enhance business opportunities for investors but also provide many benefits for host countries....

Cyprus: Changes to the Investment Program

The Cyprus Investment Program (CIP) is a profitable and economical way to obtain EU citizenship and the fastest way to obtain Cypriot citizenship. One of the key features of this program is its investment policy,...

Europe: Covid-19 and FDI Regulation

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, foreign direct investment (FDI) volumes will decline significantly, even if the global economy begins to recover in the second half of the year. This is stated in...

Cayman Islands: Updated ESL

Given the recent changes in fund management regulation in the Caymans, quite a few entrepreneurs are now having difficulty confirming economic substance in the Cayman Islands. So, let’s take a closer look at the amended...

Japan: LLP Regulation

Registering an LLP in the state of Japan requires concluding a limited partnership agreement (must be concluded in written form) with no less than one limited partner. The time required for the establishment of a...

Luxembourg: Regulation of Funds

There’s 2 types of funds in the country: regulated ones (overseen by the CSSF & subject to UCI, SICAR & SIF); unregulated ones  (subject to RAIF insofar as they qualify as AIF within the meaning...

Vietnam: FDI

Foreign investment plays a significant role in the development of Vietnam's economy. The impact of the global pandemic had a negative impact on the volume of attracted investments this year. Thus, FDI into Vietnam decreased...

Canada: FDI

Acquiring a Canadian company that will be controlled from outside Canada requires  obtaining approval. To obtain approval, foreign investors must convince the relevant authorities that the deal represents a “net benefit” to Canada. If the...

Indonesia: Foreign Investment Funds

In this blog post, we will analyze the investment climate and the situation with FDI in Indonesia and provide some hints on how to establish a foreign investment fund in Indonesia, what laws regulate their...

Malta: Crowdfunding

Normally, it takes three elements for crowdfunding in Malta to take place. They include: an individual who comes up with an idea; an individual willing to fund an idea; a platform used for implementing an...

Cayman Islands: Setting Up a Hedge Fund

If you intend to establish a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands, IQ Decision UK specialists give you a nod in support of your choice of jurisdiction. After all, it is common knowledge that the...

Thailand: Foreign Investment Activities

The main piece of legislation regulating foreign investment in the Kingdom of Thailand is the FBA. However, certain provisions of the law are only applicable to Thai citizens; hence, foreig investors looking to do business...

Myanmar: PEF

Under certain circumstances, registration of a PEF in the Republic of Myanmar may be subject to tax exemption. So, let’s take a closer look at what it takes to register a PEF in

Investment Funds in Ireland. Part 2

Setting up an investment business in Ireland requires an understanding of many legal nuances. In the first part of the material on retail investment funds, we figured out the legal forms of funds. In this...

Nigeria: Crowdfunding

As per the SEC-proposed crowdfunding rules, SMEs operating in Nigeria for no less than 24 months (and registered in the country) are allowed to attract funds via Nigerian crowdfunding portals approved by the SEC. To...

China: FDI Regulation

The main piece of legislation regulating foreign investment in China is FIL 2020. It applies to: registration of enterprises with FDI in China; acquisition of shares of Chinese companies; investing in new projects in China;...

Switzerland: PEF

The two popular ways of registering a company in Switzerland include SICAFs & Swiss LPs. The three main pieces of legislation governing SICAFs & Swiss LPs include FINMA-CISO, CISA & CISO. After the adoption of...

Germany: Fund Management

The set up of an investment fund in Germany or another EU member state is the creation of a full-fledged organization. It will be a legal entity with all the necessary permits for financial and...

Panama: Crowdfunding Platforms

Registering securities for crowdfunding is no longer required in Panama; hence, individuals wishing to register a crowdfunding company in Panama & issue securities in Panama will only need to meet the below criteria: get a...

PEF in Spain

Oversight & regulation of PEFs in the Kingdom of Spain is an exclusive prerogative of the CNMV. It must be provided with any financial documentation relating to management & registration of private equity funds in...

Germany: Establishing a RIF

The main piece of legislation regulating the setting up & managing of RIFs in the state of Germany is KAGB. There’s several other regulations & standards supplementing KAGB (mostly those are good conduct rules issued...

Cyprus: Funds

Thanks to a completely updated legal & regulatory framework, registering an AIF in Cyprus is now a pretty straightforward process, requiring entrepreneurs to apply minimum efforts. Further development of funds is being supported by the...

Luxembourg: Establishing Funds

Entrepreneurs considering registering companies or funds in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have several options, such as: SICARS; SOPARFIs; RAIFs; SIFs. Pursuant to a circular published by CSSF, registering specialized investment funds in the Grand...

US Startup Support Strategy

It is believed that the United States lags behind in support of digital and other startups. John Chambers, the former CEO of Cisco, spoke very colorfully about this at the Forbes summit not long ago....

Hedge Funds on the Island of Guernsey

Considering registering an investment fund? Can’t find a suitable jurisdiction? Why not train your sights on the Island of Guernsey? Thanks to a flexible & pragmatic approach adopted by the GFSC, the island's number one...

Cayman Islands Investment Mechanisms

This article will be of interest to those who plan to register an Asia-focused fund in the Cayman Islands or register a company in this jurisdiction. Why the Caymans? The Cayman Islands are one of...

THE UMBRELLA FUND EXPLAINED

The power of numbers is often referred to as investing, and investment funds (IF) are seen as a tool for accumulating and increasing capital. This is why an increasing number of people are looking to...

China: Foreign Investment Regime

Investing in a business in the PRC requires an indepth understanding of the country’s FDI regime, as well as legislation regulating foreign investment in the PRC. Starting a business in China also involves staying updated...

MERGER IN TURKEY GETTING SIMPLER

Until recently, mergers in Turkey have been a complex and time-consuming procedure, with a large number of formalities that complicate and delay the whole process. The good news is that the rules recently adopted in...

Vietnam: Projects with Foreign Investment

If you intend to start a business in Vietnam, do not discount the peculiarities of the checking procedure for foreign investment which is often carried out by local authorities. Ignoring these features is fraught with...