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General, Insurance, Protected Cell Companies, Risk Management
Some would go so far as to say that Asia is not ready for a more robust self-insurance or even captive insurance presence, but how true is this? Farah Jaafar-Crossby shares her thoughts on the recently held Asian Captive Conference 2017.
11 September 2017

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, General, Islamic Finance, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines
The midshore centre can play a pivotal role in the realisation of China's BRI as an alternative funding hub. Labuan IBFC offers funding structures in a business-friendly yet well-regulated environment to global companies, including those in China.
09 August 2017

General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines, Tax
Transparency and substance is the new staple for a modern and successful IFC, while continuous subscription to the highest money laundering and terrorism financing standards a given.
06 July 2017

Family Wealth and Succession Planning, General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines, Wealth Management
Carolyn Oh, Principal of Carolyn Oh and Co, discusses about the implications of making Wills and how a Trust could be a better way for succession planning.
01 June 2017

General, Risk Management
Labuan IBFC offers prospective captive owners a business friendly regulatory environment with a modern, well-developed and low cost infrastructure that includes access to the latest risk management tools and techniques.
31 March 2017

General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines, Tax
The Labuan Trading Company, Your Treasured Gateway to Future Proofing and Substance Creation
31 March 2017

Family Wealth and Succession Planning, General, Protected Cell Companies, Wealth Management
Labuan IBFC’s unique qualities offer sound wealth management options for the growing HNWIs in China. According to reports, about eight times as many high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) are in China as in Hong Kong.
24 March 2017

Capital Markets, General, Insurance, Risk Management
With Asian companies on the verge of embracing the use of captives as a form of risk management and transfer, leading to an explosion in their use, Labuan IBFC is well positioned as the domicile that could benefit most from this.
19 January 2017

General, Insurance, Protected Cell Companies, Risk Management
In the final of a two-part series (October and December), captive insurance stalwart, Callum Beaton talks about the trends of the captive industry and what it entails
25 November 2016

General
Recent global events from the release of the Panama Papers to a series of high-profile inversions have given international tax regulators both rhetorical ammunition and public support to execute a global crackdown on multinational tax planning.
23 November 2016

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commodity Trading and GIFT Programme, Family Wealth and Succession Planning, General, Insurance, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines, Leasing, Protected Cell Companies, Risk Management, Shipping, Tax, Wealth Management
Labuan, a federal territory of Malaysia off the coast of Borneo, has been host to a growing financial services sector for over 25 years. A sector that has continued to steadily and assuredly grow despite the global economic turmoil of the last decade, and that is carving itself an important niche in the Asian Pacific financial market.
22 November 2016

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commodity Trading and GIFT Programme, Family Wealth and Succession Planning, General, Insurance, Islamic Finance, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines, Leasing, Protected Cell Companies, Risk Management, Shipping, Tax, Wealth Management
Pivot to Asia continues, commitment to international standards in tax cooperation and transparency reinforced and additional key business sectors identified
03 November 2016

Capital Markets, General, Insurance, Protected Cell Companies, Risk Management
In the first of a two-part series (October and December), we speak to captive insurance stalwart, Callum Beaton about the Asian captive insurance industry.
06 October 2016

General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines
Southeast Asia is the world’s most economically vibrant region. Further fueled by the economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community, the rising prominence of high net worth individuals and its proximity to major markets, the ASEAN region beckons as a catalyst for growth.
06 October 2016

Family Wealth and Succession Planning, General, Islamic Finance, Wealth Management
World's first private client solution incorporating the concept of Islamic charitable endowment
14 September 2016

General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines
Labuan IBFC benefits as the drive towards tax transparency and substance gains momentum
05 August 2016

General, Labuan Legislation and Guidelines
Southeast Asia is the world’s most economically vibrant region. Further fueled by the economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community, the rising prominence of high net worth individuals and its proximity to major markets, the ASEAN region beckons as a catalyst for growth.
01 August 2016

Family Wealth and Succession Planning, Wealth Management
Carolyn Oh, the principal of Carolyn Oh and Co, discusses the importance of control in wealth preservation and how it can be achieved via Labuan Trust and Foundation.
01 July 2016

Capital Markets, Islamic Finance
Rebecca Clow and Jonathan Lawrence share how a joint venture of two Australian solar companies managed to fund their project in Indonesia through an Islamic bond in Labuan. This article was first published in K&L Gates’ Legal Insight.
17 June 2016

Capital Markets, General
How two professional services firms, housed in a Labuan domiciled company, scaled up its ASEAN presence via Labuan IBFC
07 June 2016

Tax
There has been unprecedented pressure on both tax neutral countries and the users of these tax efficient jurisdictions, to pay what is deemed a ‘fair’ amount of tax. This pressure has culminated in multilateral initiatives such as the base erosion profit shifting initiative and the common reporting standard, both aimed at changing the landscape of international tax planning forever.
06 June 2016

Wealth Management
First published in STEP Journal (July 2015), this article by Dr Nico Francken summarises the characteristics of the Indonesian foundation, based on Dutch civil law, and the Labuan foundation, based on common law.
29 July 2015

Family Wealth and Succession Planning, Wealth Management
The use of trusts in wealth management is not uncommon. However, foundations are fast gaining ground as a viable alternative in our pursuit to preserve wealth. In this article, Datin Isharidah Ishak shares the benefits of establishing a foundation in Labuan IBFC, which strives to position itself as the premier midshore jurisdiction for succession planning vehicles.
29 May 2015

Commodity Trading and GIFT Programme
In 2011, the Global Incentives for Trading (GIFT) programme was launched to support Malaysia's aim of becoming an international commodities trading hub. Shanker Iyer compares the key benefits and requirements of the GIFT programme with its Singaporean counterpart.
30 April 2015

Wealth Management
A foundation is essentially a civil law creation, but how does it work in a common law country like Malaysia? Carolyn Oh, Principal of Carolyn and Co discusses the appeal of foundations as a wealth management tool and its application in Malaysia both onshore and offshore.
27 February 2015

Insurance, Risk Management
David Herratt, an independent risk consultant based in Hong Kong, explains why captives should feature on a board’s agenda in instilling good risk management practices and corporate governance standards within an organisation.
15 January 2015

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