Cayman Islands (“CAY”) is a leading offshore financial centre, with a well-established system that Cayman companies are allowed to be listed on major stock exchanges around the world including HKEx, LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ, and SGX etc.
Standard requirement for “CAY” Limited Company
|Proposed company name||English, may add Chinese name|
|Standard authorised share capital||US$50,000 at US$1 each|
|Minimum share capital||US$ 1|
|Minimum shareholder||1 Natural person or legal entity|
|Minimum director||1 Natural person or legal entity|
|Company Secretary||Not compulsory|
Economic Substance Requirement
The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance Law) 2018, has been effective since 1 January 2019. CAY entities in-scope of the law should be able to demonstrate their basis for classification, location of tax residency, as well as to keep any relevant documentation in the event that authorities request such information in the future.
A relevant activity means business of the following:
2. Distribution and service centre;
3. Financing and leasing;
4. Fund management;
6. Holding company;
8. Intellectual property (IP); or
To understand more about the rules and check whether your company is “in-scope” or not, please contact our specialist for further consultation.