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.

Sam Critchley

Sam Critchley

Director, China

Sam is based in Shanghai and oversees the China based Corporate Services team.

I first moved to China five years ago now, as part of my MBA course, and I quickly fell for the madness and the sheer variety of experience you get from living there.

Working for ILS gives me the opportunity to combine living in Shanghai with staying in touch with people from back home in the Isle of Man, so it's a dream job in that respect. It's particularly gratifying when we are successful in bringing investment and business back to the Island. More recently, I've been applying my experiences operating in China to assist foreign businesses which are entering the market for the first time and it's certainly a positive that our business in China is growing in both the inbound and outbound directions.

I am a Member of the Institute of Directors and am hoping to be Chartered before long. It's interesting to contrast elements of UK Corporate governance with how businesses are structured in China – or maybe that's just me.

Outside of the office, I spend most of my time either playing or organising rugby, a sport which is growing rapidly in China. I am the Club Secretary for the Shanghai Rugby Football Club which is strangely one of the oldest clubs in the world, certainly in Asia.

I am lucky in that I get to travel quite a lot, either with work or rugby, and I'm now trying to tick off the final provinces in China I've yet to visit. Along the way, I have to read, and I must be one of very few people who bother to get the New Yorker delivered (three months late) to Shanghai.

I've also just discovered Yu Hua – a great place to start if you want to read some Chinese literature.

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25 Years of trading
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9 Offices globally