Our History


Sovereign offers a range of high value advisory and support services to assist companies of all sizes to understand their market opportunities, develop actionable market strategies and establish business operations successfully in foreign markets.

Sovereign equips its clients with the knowledge and understanding of new countries that is essential to successful market entry and growth initiatives, as well as providing the legal structures, administrative support and fiscal arrangements to maximise the opportunities and achieve long-term sustainability.

Sovereign’s consultants combine first-class research and advisory experience with extensive local market knowledge and cross-border expertise. We assist clients to assess the market size and growth potential, the regulatory and competitive environment, as well as the tax, legal and employment factors that could be critical to success.

Each project is customised to your specific needs and objectives – there are no pre-packaged solutions – to help you develop optimal strategies for market entry and growth.

Sovereign’s core business is setting up and managing companies, trusts, pensions, insurance and other structures to meet the specific personal or business needs of our clients. Typically these needs would include foreign market entry, tax planning, wealth protection, property ownership and facilitating cross border business.

The first Sovereign office opened in Gibraltar in 1987. Sovereign has since grown into what is now one of the largest independent trust companies in the world. We currently manage over 12,000 structures for a wide variety of clients – companies, entrepreneurs, private investors or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and their families – and have assets under administration in excess of US$5 billion.

Sovereign now has offices or agents in all the major international finance centres. This global reach enables us to provide local expertise on an international scale and allows our clients access to a global service from a local point of delivery. It also means that, in most cases, business can be conducted in the client’s first language.

We have further developed a wide range of supporting services such as wealth management, specialist tax advice, yacht and aircraft registration, credit cards, fund formation, pension services, residence and citizenship applications, as well as trade mark and intellectual property registration and protection.

At a time when transparency and regulation have risen to the top of government agendas, Sovereign is committed to ensuring that its compliance and legal obligations – and those of its clients – are met. In all jurisdictions that require us to be licensed we have applied for, and been granted, the appropriate authorisation. To obtain these licences, Sovereign has had to demonstrate its financial stability and probity as well as professional competence and integrity and the robustness of its systems.

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Sovereign Trust (Gibraltar) Limited
Tel: +350 200 76173