About Corporate Services

Incorporation is the legal process used to form a corporate entity or company. A corporation is a legal entity that is separate from its owners, with its own rights and obligations and is the most widely used legal vehicle for operating a business.

Incorporation provides many advantages for a business and its owners: protection from personal liability for business debts, improved access to financing for business activities, simple transfer of business ownership through the disposal of shares and increased potential for tax planning through access to corporation tax rates and international tax treaties.

Companies can be formed in most countries in the world. The legal procedures for formation and organisation may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but most have certain elements in common – drafting the ‘Articles of Incorporation’ (which set out the primary purpose of the business), selecting the name and location, and, if appropriate, the number of shares and class of stock that are issued. Incorporation will also involve jurisdiction-specific registration information and fees.

A company itself may be viewed as a commodity but the necessary advice – how to use it and how to ensure that it is managed and structured correctly – is most certainly not. It may be relatively straightforward to set up or purchase a company but to gain and sustain competitive advantage and successfully manage growth, proper groundwork and execution are essential.

It is essential to receive advice on:


The type of company best suited to your commercial purpose
Arranging the ownership of that company
Administering the company correctly
Managing its commercial arrangements

How can Sovereign Help?

How can Sovereign Help?

Every case is different and a high level of expertise is required to ensure that the process is up-to-date, effective and fully compliant. Failure to structure and manage a company correctly could mean that the intended objectives and benefits cannot be achieved. It could also result in unintended consequences and liabilities.

With over three decades of experience handling cross-border corporate and commercial matters, Sovereign’s corporate services include forming new corporate structures, reorganising existing structures and repatriating earnings.

Sovereign also provides the necessary expertise to administer and manage companies correctly, including proficiency in company law, board procedures, director responsibilities and shareholder relations, as well as financial and legal compliance requirements. This will enable a company’s owners to focus on their primary business.

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