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How can one establish a bank?

How can one establish a bank?

The dream of so many people is to have their own bank. But the wrong thing is having in mind, that as a bank owner, you can do whatever you want. Every bank and financial institutions must comply with the laws of the jurisdiction where they are incor… Read more
Panama's banks affected by the blacklist of the European Union

Panama's banks affected by the blacklist of the European Union

Panama’s banks could be affected by the European Union's decision to include this country in a list of 23 nations with insufficient/weak controls against money laundering and terrorist financing. However, the Panamanian government has tried… Read more
Why do we seek a lawyer to write a contract?

Why do we seek for a lawyer to write a contract?

Unfortunately, the days when "words had more value than a paper” are gone and today, most relationships (businesses, marriages, works, etc.) ends sooner or later in court. Contracts are public or private instruments, which establish agreem… Read more
What are the advantages of Swiss companies?

What are the advantages of Swiss companies?

In Europe, dividend flows distributed between companies belonging to the same group can benefit from specific advantages provided for by Directive 90/435/EC (the so-called parent-subsidiary directive), introduced to avoid double economic taxation.… Read more
Legal claims on Cryptocurrencies

Law firms specialized in cryptocurrencies litigation

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash, Ripple and Zcash are the most widely used Cryptocurrencies nowadays and together, they make up a multi-million dollar decentralized market, but not without problems. Initial fraudulent currency offers (ICO) and unpa… Read more
How to open a bank account abroad

How to open a bank account abroad

The days when banking secrecy was one of the strengths of financial institutions is part of a recent past that will never come back. Therefore, the farewell to anonymity is definitive. Today, opening a bank account abroad is very complicated, because… Read more
Bank accounts in the Principality of Monaco

Bank accounts in the Principality of Monaco

These accounts are intended for individuals or companies wishing to maintain important accounts (1 million and a minimum balance of 3 million) in an offshore banking place and in a stable country with a long capital management. The Principality of M… Read more
The fake banks of the Comoros Islands

The fake banks of the Comoros Islands

By now, this scam’s scheme has been going on for two decades, but there are still a lot of people who are being scammed. The other day a friend of mine called, asking me how he could cash a check from a bank in the Comoros Islands, the Soci… Read more
Which offshore company to choose and why

Which offshore company to choose and why?

The laws that allow the incorporation of offshore companies, i.e. companies registered in a tax haven that allows to operate at zero taxes, are almost all inspired (I’d say copied) by the law of Delaware, United States and almost all, amended i… Read more
VoIP telephony services, OPMVOIP

VoIP telephony services, OPMVOIP

OPMVOIP's telephone services permits the use of mobile phone numbers, i.e. you can own a phone number from a given country and answer calls from around the world. This means, in practice, that you can answer your calls from Madrid or Buenos Aires… Read more
Frequently Asked Questions about offshore banking

Frequently Asked Questions about offshore banking

The times of numbered and anonymous offshore bank accounts are over. It’s no longer a question of being rich or poor; opening an offshore bank account today is almost impossible. The new international regulations force banks to identify their c… Read more
How to accept offshore credit cards online

How do I accept online credit cards with offshore activity?

By Giovanni Caporaso Gottlieb This is a service that we do not offer directly because the channels are often tedious and have uncertain results that depends on so many external factors, such as the website, activities, products or services offered… Read more
What is mediation during conflicts

What is mediation during conflicts?

Extrajudicial mediation is an alternative method that offers effective solutions for disputes, through voluntary dialogue between the involved parties. Mediation in a conflict can help save a lot of time and money and can be more effective than a lon… Read more
How to open a foreign bank account online

How to open a foreign bank account online?

Are you planning on opening a personal or business bank account? Here at Caporaso & Partners we’ve had 30 years’ experience in opening foreign bank accounts, both in dollars and in euros. Unfortunately, the days of the bank secrecy… Read more
Tax information exchange: unbelievable, but true

Tax information exchange: unbelievable, but true!

Seven countries, several of them considered tax shelters, were recognized as “abiding” with the international standards of tax transparency, according to peer reviews, undertaken by members of the Global Forum of the Organization for Econ… Read more
The OPM CORPORATION Network

The OPM CORPORATION Network

We have created  a network of specialized web portals to facilitate our clients’ searches. 1. www.caporasoandpartnerslawofficepanama.com The official portal of the Caporaso & Partners law firm offers international legal services;… Read more

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