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The International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) is the worldwide community for practitioners dealing with international business structuring and regulatory compliance. The association enables international business advisors to access and exchange knowledge, develop professional relationships and discover new business opportunities.

Members of the IBSA are drawn from a wide range of practice, providing advice and services to businesses with footprints in multiple jurisdictions. Members have access to a range of events and resources including Conferences, Webinars, the Knowledge bank and activity programmes led by local Branches in their country.

By becoming a member of the IBSA, you will have access to industry thought leaders around the world and opportunities develop long lasting business relationships. The IBSA is a not for profit association formed for the benefit of its members around the world. Follow us on Twitter @TheIBSA

Latest Articles

  • When Domestic VAT can Surprise Foreign Enterprises

    by Paddy Behan

    Many countries have VAT-type systems. From this we might expect that that because such tax systems have common features – and in the case of EU countries, a common basis in EU law – it should be easy to explain the UK VAT system to foreign businesses trading in, or intending to trade in the UK. But this is frequently not the case. Often businesses which do not have a UK establishment are taken by surprise when they learn that their business model can result in their having to register for VAT, and to make returns and payments.

  • The “no consent” letter regime. Protecting victims of internet fraud by ‘freezing’ the propriety rights of bank account holders.

    by Russell Bennett

    On occasions public interest demands that the propriety rights in bank accounts are fettered to prevent criminals from dissipating proceeds of crime to the detriment of the victims.

  • Update: Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Highlights)

    by Edmond Leung

    Previously, enforcement of foreign judgments in Hong Kong is ordinarily governed by the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance. Following the handover in 1997 however, China is no longer considered a foreign country by Hong Kong, therefore this ordinance is no longer applicable when enforcing Mainland judgments.

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