Trust & company
Guernsey corporate service providers (CSPs) provide support for the forming, administering and management of companies in Guernsey and elsewhere.
An advantage of using a Guernsey company is our modern progressive company law. Guernsey's non-cellular Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 was revised as recently as January 2020 with the introduction of substantive new insolvency provisions which make Guernsey a more attractive jurisdiction for the financial services industry. Guernsey is at the forefront of pioneering company legislation, having introduced the world first Protected Cell Company in 1997, and has continued to innovate with the introduction of Incorporated Cell Company in 2016.
Combining the advantages of legislation written for the current and future commercial environment with the latest online registry technology, Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for the formation of all types of corporate entities, including companies, foundations, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
Guernsey entities can be used for all types of business including asset protection, estate & succession planning, trading companies, family office, funds, local and international property holding and insurance. Guernsey’s mature and well-regulated financial services sector is well placed to provide administration services across all business areas and corporate structures.
The Guernsey Registry is truly world class, while at the same time being small enough to offer the highest levels of personal customer service. Companies can be formed in as little as 15 minutes (subject to certain restrictions) and ongoing administration is quick and easy using the Registry’s modern online services.
The Registry also provides IP protection through hosting the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Intellectual Property Office.
For more information please visit Guernsey Registry’s website.
With a modern registry and modern company law, Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for company formation.
Formation services include:
- Incorporation of corporate entities
- Implementation of structures and arrangements
Local corporate service providers are familiar with establishing, domiciling and administrating Guernsey companies as well as those from countless other jurisdictions around the world.
Operating in a small and open economy such as Guernsey, the island’s CSPs work closely with businesses from all over the world and as such, they have the experience and expertise in accounting and reporting standards both foreign and domestic including IFRS, GAAP, CRS and FATCA.
Whatever and wherever your business, you will find your perfect partner in Guernsey.
The island’s marine HR & payroll industry began in the 1970s primarily to maintain the competitive advantage of British seafarers against other cheaper labour supply nations.
Since then, payroll providers in Guernsey have accumulated the necessary experience and expertise to service ‘anyone, anywhere’ whilst ensuring compliance with the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).
Locally, the regulations are enforced by the States of Guernsey Committee for Employment & Social Security confirming adherence to international standards protecting the rights of employed seafarers.
CSPs in Guernsey will often provide directors and company secretaries to sit on the boards of clients’ companies. By locating mind and management in Guernsey, you can ensure that your business has the substance it needs.
The Guernsey branches of both the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) are well-supported and ensure the continued high quality of personnel is all areas of corporate governance.