Enhancing International Trade & Investment Insight into Japan & UK Market Entry

1 March 2022
The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) has highlighted the opportunities for trade and investment between the two countries. The UK and Japan have a strong trade and investment relationship. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and the UK’s fourth-largest non-EU export market.

Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Gibraltar on GBC’s The Hub

21 October 2021

Sovereign Group CEO, Gerry Kelly and Sovereign Art Prize Consultant, Sophie Blake were invited on to the GBC’s The Hub, a live culture show to talk about the SAF Students Prize Gibraltar, in its inaugural year in 2021.


21 September 2021

A new 2% surcharge for stamp duty land tax (SDLT) was introduced on 1 April 2021 for buyers of residential property in England and Northern Ireland where the purchaser, or one of the purchasers, is not UK resident. As a result, international investors in UK property are now likely to be taxed more heavily than their UK resident counterparts.

Webinar – Business Forum – Dubai Advantage

30 June 2021

Dubai has transformed its business environment to become the preferred location for global investors and entrepreneurs shaping the future. Dubai’s economic ecosystem empowers businesses large and small to maximize profitable growth, forge lasting partnerships, and lead global markets with impactful innovation.

Webinar – China 101 – Doing business in China? Your questions about setting up, taxation, and HR answered – PART 2

01 June 2021

In our previous webinar, we addressed a number of interesting questions from companies that want to or are already doing business in China. The issues we covered included set-up locations, virtual offices, registered capital injections and others; in fact, there were so many questions that we didn’t have time to explore them all in the allotted time. We are therefore hosted a second webinar on 1 June to tackle some more of the issues about setting up and doing business in China. Welcome to ‘Frequently Asked Questions ¬¬– Part 2

Webinar – A cyber security briefing for clients – Tips and advice on how to avoid scams

18 May 2021

CyberSecurity is not an IT issue! This is a subject that we don’t talk about enough and that proliferates what is an enormous problem impacting every single one of us. Unfortunately we are all being attacked all the time, not just in our businesses but in our homes, we need to stay alert and appraised of the latest risks and thinking, to help ourselves, our colleagues and our loved ones. Please join us as our guest at this fascinating session being delivered by Rob May who is an international CyberSecurity speaker and thought leader, he is the UK Ambassador for CyberSecurity and we promise you a session that will inform, educate, and entertain.


22 April 2021

While opportunity and risk both exist in business ventures, minimizing risk and maximizing opportunity is paramount. However, theory and practice can be very different when strategy is applied to operations. This is especially true when doing business In China, where the practical approach often comes with a great amount of risk. Therefore, it is important to operate in a compliant manner.

Sovereign invites you to “Ask the Experts” for a live webinar addressing frequently asked questions about doing business in China, such as:

Use of a virtual office
Hiring overseas staff
And many more

Webinar – Portugal Unlocked – Opening the dorrs to reside, work and retire in Portugal

30 March 2021

On 12 February 2021, the Portuguese government announced it had approved amendments to tighten the qualifying investment options under the Golden Visa Residency Permit (GVRP) programme. The repercussions of Brexit are also beginning to be felt in all manner of situations by British citizens already in Portugal or by those looking to relocate there.

Webinar – China 101 It’s not that big a step’ – An overview on market entry, corporate setups and the Jinan

16 March 2021

Under President Xi Jinping’s much-hyped ‘dual circulation strategy’ (DCS), China will depend mainly on “domestic growth” for its next phase of development.

China is the second-largest economy in the world, but while GDP per capita in the US is USD62,000, in China it is only just above USD10,000. This means that there is still huge potential for further internal growth. China is still, therefore, a place that businesses can enter to find the new markets they need.

Webinar – South Africa lifts ‘loop structure’ restrictions

17 February 2021

There have been a number of highly significant developments in respect of South Africa’s exchange control and tax regimes. These include the Reserve Bank’s recent lifting of the restriction on so-called ‘loop structures’ in order to encourage inward investments into South Africa, and the proposed relaxation of the exchange control restrictions for emigrants to encourage all South Africans working abroad to maintain their ties to the country.

Webinar – Catch you if they can: proposed changes to UK Capital Gains Tax

16 February 2021

Last November the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published a report, written at the behest of the Chancellor, into the UK Capital Gains Tax regime.

Business Matters: With Gerry Kelly

27 November 2020

In this episode John speaks to Gerry Kelly, the CEO of the Sovereign Group.

Webinar – UK market entry, FDI and taking advantage of the positive fiscal landscape for corporates and individuals – October 29, 2020.

Entry into a new market always raises challenges from regulatory to social and whilst the UK is one of the world’s easiest nations to set up and do business in, as highlighted by it being a leading destination for FDI, there are still issues to address and overcome.

Webinar – Taxation of UK Property – Navigating the new landscape – Sovereign Webinar – September 30, 2020.

Following the barrage of legislative measures affecting the taxation of UK property since April 2012, the webinar is focused on solutions for purchasing residential property (held as investment or personal use) and commercial property. Following changes introduced by the Finance Act 2019, commercial property held by non-UK residents is now within the UK CGT net.

Webinar: HONG KONG – has it lost its appeal? – Sovereign Webinar – August 20, 2020.

Webinar: UK Residency and Citizenship by Investment – Sovereign Webinar – July 15, 2020.

Webinar: All Encompassing Residency and Citizenship Based Solutions By The Sovereign Group – June 23, 2020.

Please click here to know more about our Citizenship & Residency by Investment programmes.

Seminar on The Golden Visa Investment Options in Portugal

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong – April 15, 2020.

Webinar by Howard Bilton – Chairman and Founder of The Sovereign Group

Is the wealth industry doing enough to educate Asian clients on structure and legacy planning?

Insights from Asian Wealth Solutions Forum 2019, Q&A with Max Ezerins Legal Consultant, Sovereign Group – March 24, 2020

What are the opportunities and challenges for the industry?

Insights from Asian Wealth Solutions Forum 2019, Q&A with Max Ezerins Legal Consultant, Sovereign Group – March 24, 2020

Hubbis Testimonial: Asian Wealth Solutions Forum 2019

Max Ezerins Legal Consultant, Sovereign Group – March 24, 2020

Planning your estate to protect your loved ones

Portugal Residency – you need to move fast

Tax challenges for expats relocating back to live in the UK?

Tax and structuring challenges for 2020? Sovereign UK Limited

Sovereign Corporate Services

Sovereign Wealth

Zana Jablan Musa on challenges of doing business in the UAE

Zana Jablan on what sectors and countries are interested in investing in UAE

Nick Cully on strategic direction for Sovereign in Saudi Arabia

Nick Cully on opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Nick Cully on Sovereign brand and Expo 2020

Nick Cully on Expo 2020

Nick Cully on UAE Government support for companies like Sovereign

Nick Cully on trends in terms of Company Formation in the GCC

Nick Cully on 51% share holding arrangement in the UAE

Nick Cully on how attractive and affordable is UAE to businesses of all sizes

Nick Cully on how Sovereign can benefit businesses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and wider Emirates

Gerry Kelly on growth areas for Sovereign

Gerry Kelly on the future of Sovereign

Simon Denton on dealing with Russian clients

Simon Denton talks about The Sovereign Group & shares his experience dealing with various Russian clients.

Bridging UK & Russia – By Simon Denton

Simon Denton talks about Russian foreign direct investment in the UK and the industries where the outflow of investment is maximum.

John Blake from Sovereign Gibraltar explains how the group’s wide range of services can benefit both corporate and private clients.

CNBC Africa Episode 16 – Inside Her C Suite with Sovereign Trust’s Coreen Van der Merwe

Published on April 05, 2017

This week on Inside Her C-Suite, Timothy Maurice Webster goes inside the C- suite of Coreen Van der Merwe who talks about her role as a CEO of Sovereign Trust and also shares some tips on leadership. She also gives advice to young girls who aspire to be like her.

Howard T. D. Bilton on CNBC Africa

Published on February 20, 2017

Howard T. D. Bilton, Barrister-at-Law and Chairman of the Sovereign Group talks about “The fine art of investing in art” on CNBC.


Sovereign on eNews Channel Africa

Published on February 14, 2017

Coreen van der Merwe, CEO of Sovereign Trust SA talks about Offshore expansion & what should you consider?

Sovereign at Going Global Live

Published on Dec 8, 2016

John Blake, Business Development Manager of Sovereign UK Ltd. talks about why you should choose Sovereign and how we can help your business enter into overseas markets.

E-Commerce Ecosystem in China

Published on Aug 29, 2016

Insights on the characteristics of the ecosystem of E-Commerce in China, talks about differences in online shopping and logistics in China from Canada and U.S., and three key challenges for newcomers to the Chinese e-market, and advises Canadian SMEs on how to approach the Chinese online market.

Setting up your company in Hong Kong

Published on 25 October 2016

Hong Kong has a very open economy and there are no restrictions on foreign investment or on the transfer of income and capital in foreign currencies. The main attraction of investing in Hong Kong lies in its establishment as a worldwide financial and market trading centre and a gateway for markets in the Asia Pacific Region.

The Sovereign Art Foundation’s “Paper Plane”

Published on 2 Jun 2015

Make It Better is a Sovereign Art Foundation initiative developed in Hong Kong to help disadvantaged children using art as education, rehabilitation and therapy. The Sovereign Art Foundation now runs weekly workshops across several centres in Hong Kong giving hope to as many of the 300,000 children declared by the government to be living under the poverty line, as we can. To help or donate please contact us on art@SovereignArtFoundation.com.

The London Property Crisis of 2015 by Simon Denton and Jeremy McGivern on Vimeo.

Josephine Rocca discusses Qualifying Non UK Pension Scheme (QNUPS)

Kyra Romano-Scott discusses Company and Individual trusts

Nico van Zyl discusses Confidentiality

Ravi Viroomal discusses Control and Management issues

Tracy Sawyer addresses banking and the problems of opening bank accounts

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