Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Vistra continues with Global Focus - May Newsletter (edition 12)

Looking back through previous editions of Vistra News, it appears that my welcome normally includes the announcement of our expansion into new jurisdictions, alongside a synopsis of the interesting articles that can be found in that particular edition. This newsletter is no exception, and I am delighted that we have opened three offices since the December edition. It is part of Vistra’s continuing growth and development as a global provider of trust and corporate services.

Our new offices in Germany, Bulgaria and the United Arab Emirates, bring the total number of offices in the Vistra Group to 14, all providing the full range of trust, corporate and estate planning solutions. Yet each office is also tailored to the needs of its jurisdiction and region. We recognise that our clients each require a bespoke solution, and each will need global expertise, and local knowledge, and an integrated service.

This newsletter reflects Vistra’s ability to deal with a diverse range of issues across multiple jurisdictions. The articles in this edition give a small illustration of the range of our expertise, from Curaçao’s E-Zones, which provide a fiscally friendly climate for international businesses, to the new double taxation agreement between Jersey and Malta. This newsletter also gives a global overview of the issue of international financial reporting standards, which are slowly becoming streamlined, to the benefit of many of our clients.

I hope that you find the articles in this newsletter interesting and useful, and I wish you all the very best.

Bart Deconinck
Chief Executive Officer