Creation of holding companies is an important aspect of structuring and building mechanisms of asset protection.
In a broad sense, the holding company is a company that owns assets. Shares, bonds, gold, real estate, pieces of art, copyrights and licenses, operating companies – all this can be owned by the holding company.
The purpose of creating a holding company is asset management and financing, the division of powers and operations, and the establishment of control over other companies.
Holding companies established in the countries of the European Union have an advantage over conventional operating companies and are exempt from paying income tax on dividends received, in accordance with the EU Directive on Parent Companies. However, holding companies are required to maintain accounting records and pay taxes if they have hired employees or receive income from their own activities.
Our specialists will provide an analysis of the most appropriate jurisdiction for the establishment of a holding company, an analysis of the tax legislation of the entire structure, tax liabilities of the entire structure, compliance with anti-BEPS rules and other individual aspects of the client.