Welcome to ILS World

Isle of Man

Secure, efficient and business friendly, ILS World's approach is defined by our home jurisdiction, the Isle of Man.

British Virgin Islands

ILS World opened its doors in Road Town, Tortola in 1994. From this central location in the British Virgin Islands we provide a timely and efficient service, drawing upon locally cultivated knowledge and applying it within an independent, global network.


From our Shanghai office, ILS World provides commercial and private clients access to the right global network to meet their ambitions.


The ILS World independent network expanded into the Middle East's vibrant economic and cultural centre in 2005. Since then, we have combined Dubai's excellent reputation as a business friendly and well regulated economy with our significant experience in the jurisdiction to deliver peerless fiduciary, regional incorporation and corporate administration services to clients operating in this exciting marketplace.

Hong Kong

ILS World combines a straightforward and efficient service with Hong Kong's business friendly environment to offer our private and commercial clients confidence and peace of mind in a dynamic marketplace.


Our London office is ideally situated to serve a large local client base. It is the hub of ILS World’s administrative function for our UK client companies and an excellent location from which to liaise with a global client portfolio.


Our expansion into Portugal in 1999 was in response to the needs of our clients. We’re here because you need us to be. Since then, ILS World’s presence in this exciting marketplace has enabled us to better meet considerable demand for offshore wealth management and protection services and do so with the care and pragmatism expected of all ILS World locations.


ILS World opened its doors in Geneva in 2005 and offers a full range of corporate and fiduciary services. With expertise in international holding and trading structures and the ability to manage those structures from within one of the world’s most respected and stable jurisdictions, the business has grown organically and rapidly.


We draw upon Uruguay’s reputation as a strong economy with a stable fiscal and political environment and robust regulatory practices to offer clients wishing to invest in and manage wealth within South America the perfect regional platform.


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  • Top 10 things to consider when incorporating a company
    The financial world is changing rapidly so choosing where you base your business is an important decision and can no longer be based on simply where you pay the least amount of tax.
  • Ten Things you need to know about WFOEs
    In the last five years, Wholly Foreign-Owned Entities (WFOEs) have become the legal entity of preference for foreign investors setting up businesses in China, regardless of whether such an enterprise will derive revenue or not.
  • ILS World Launch new website
    A great website is integral to any global company operation, and the new ILS website offers a plethora of information and content dedicated to our existing and potential clients.
  • Property Structuring
    It is usually beneficial to structure the purchase and holding of real estate through non-resident companies.
  • The view from Shanghai: What does China make of Brexit?
    Amidst the fallout of the United Kingdoms' referendum vote to leave the European Union, the immediate reaction in China was undeniably one of general pessimism.
  • Cryptocurrencies: An Update
    The uncertainty that fresh regulation brings has been replaced by the knowledge that the Isle of Man remains at the cutting edge of crypto regulation by allowing crypto companies to operate under the gold standard regulation that the Isle of Man crest provides.
  • Brexit - Split Decision
    Now that campaigning has started in earnest ahead of the referendum on whether Britain stays in or exits the European Union is there any chance we might see a more balanced debate on the subject?
  • Brexit - In or Out?
    It's a subject that's likely to dominate the media until the vote has taken place (and more than likely for some time after that).
  • Immigration Rules!
    Immigration is a topical subject around Europe at present as many countries try to deal with the influx of migrants and refugees from both within and outside of it's borders.
  • UK Companies in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, with its open and transparent legal system, world-class business institutions and dynamic and accessible market, is an easy place for UK companies to do business.
  • Private Wealth Solutions & Switzerland
    Switzerland provides a robust but practical regulatory environment for all aspects of estate and succession planning, asset protection structuring and associated services.
  • Is IOM eGaming dead?
    No. A direct answer, but those who know me will know I am a fairly direct person.
  • Hong Kong - A Unique Location For Business
    Hong Kong’s unique location has long been recognised as an ideal place in terms of trading with Asia and the rest of the world. Its tax system offers advantages as it is based on source and not on residence.
  • European Trading Platform
    Whilst China has been the manufacturing power house of the world for over two decades, there have been few brands that have taken the opportunity to build a network of overseas offices and markets. This is particularly the case as far as the European Union is concerned.
  • Let's Talk Crypto & The Isle of Man
    You would be forgiven for thinking that interest in crypto currencies in the Isle of Man has somewhat waned since last year's Crypto Valley Summit, however, the reality is that within the sector this could not be further from the truth.
  • The UAE: A Base for Business
    When considering the UAE as a base for a business, or as part of a wider structure, it is important to understand the corporate options available and which of the seven Emirates to be based from.Although there are a plethora of options, these can be bracketed into three distinct groups; offshore, free zone or mainland company.
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ILS World has appointed Gemma Davies as business development manager.