The first Sovereign office opened in Gibraltar in 1987 but we now have offices or agents in all the major offshore and onshore jurisdictions. Wherever possible we have applied for, and been granted, appropriate licences. We hold professional trustee licences in Gibraltar (No. FSC 00143B) and the Turks & Caicos Islands (No. 029), Approved Management Company Status in Bahamas, Central Bank authorisation to act as trustee, nominee and company manager in Cyprus and are authorised as a Licensed Nominee in Malta
To obtain these licences we have had to demonstrate financial stability, professional competence and expertise. This is testament to the skill and integrity of our staff and ensures quality of advice and service which has allowed us to become one of the most respected and recognisable names in our industry.
Traditionally our main business has been the setting up and management of offshore and onshore companies and trusts to assist with tax planning and asset protection. Now our range of services has expanded so we now offer a wide range of services which are a natural adjunct to our main activity. These are more fully described in the following pages. We currently manage over 5,000 structures for a wide variety of clients. We advise governments, major publicly quoted companies and professional law and accountancy firms but our more typical client is the individual investor or businessman who requires a relatively simply structure and a comprehensive but competitively priced ongoing administration service.
The pages which follow are intended as a general guide. We always encourage prospective clients to call their most convenient Sovereign office for an initial consultation which can be given without fee or commitment or to take relevant advice from their local advisors.