Off Shore Formations
Samoa is a respected jurisdiction for International company formations and has a mature regulatory environment managed and administered by Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA). In order to register an International Business Company (“IBC”) a Local Samoa Trustee company needs to be appointed to become the Resident Agent and Registered Office of the Company. The Registered Agent handles all the necessary requirements in law to form the IBC.
There are currently 10 Trustee Companies operating in Samoa and which offer a range of services. Some amount to little more than ‘wholesalers’ selling off the shelf companies, whereas others provide more comprehensive support services. It is important to make the right choice and this is where the CFSL team of professionals provides an invaluable advisory service. CFSL makes no charges for its service except where it is specifically engaged to provide Nominee Directors or Personal Directors to an IBC formation.
Beyond IBC formations CFSL can also advise on Trusts, Foundations, Mutual Funds and Segregated Funds. Through our international offices and affiliates we can also advise on suitability of other jurisdictions.