Type of law

Hybrid (based on English Common Law and French Civil Law), corporate legislation almost exclusively drawing on English Common Law

Principal corporate legislation

International Business Companies Act 1994
International Trust Act 1994
Anti Money Laundering Act 1996
Limited Partnerships Act 2003
Protected Cell Companies Act 2003
Companies (Special Licenses) Act 2003

Foreign exchange control

Does not apply to offshore entities

Language of legislation and corporate documents

English, French. Other languages accepted by endorsed translated versions

Disclosure of beneficial owners to authorities at incorporation

Not a legal requirement

Availability of shelf companies

Yes, please see our List of ready-made companies

Transfer of domicile

Permitted (both in and out)