Fidinam Group Worldwide Newsletter is out today!
In this issue:
DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA: HOW TO?
Accessing Asian market is key for most international companies. Using Hong Kong or Singapore as springboards is a good strategy and offers numerous advantages including prime locations, developed infrastructures, free circulation of goods, simple tax systems, and business friendly environments. Direct investments in specific jurisdictions are also becoming more frequent, often targeting Australia, mainland China, or Vietnam. Still, accessing the Asian market from Europe comes with some challenges. Entrepreneurs should seek proper advice and bear in mind cultural, tax, and legal factors.
TRUST SERVICES: HOW TO GET YOUR WEALTH PROTECTED
Trusts, private foundations, foreign investment companies, residency and citizenship planning, standalone or combined together represent possible solutions to get your wealth protected against the growing threats affecting these though times. Nonetheless and from case to case, trusts may have an edge over. In a rapidly changing world, it is normal to pursue extra-coverage and be as much prepared as possible for future threats: trusts created for asset protection and estate planning ensure that wealth is preserved and passed onto next generations in a tax efficient way. Wealth planning services are more and more important, also due to “black swans” events, such as Covid-19 arise.
BUD FTA PROGRAMME: HOW THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS COMPANIES TOWARDS THEIR EXPANSION IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
Set up in June 2012 by the Hong Kong Government, the “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (“BUD Fund”) originally aimed at supporting Hong Kong enterprises in exploring and developing the Mainland market through (i) brand development, (ii) upgrade and restructure of operation and (iii) promotion of domestic sales.
INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA
Since 2011 Fidinam Clients have invested in Australian commercial real estate. In 2013 Fidinam opened its Australian office in Sydney, and since that time has worked with its clients in building a robust commercial property portfolio, with a current value of circa $500m AUD. The Australian office is unique to other Fidinam offices in the region, as we are the only office to provide a complete real estate advisory and management offering.
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