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Why do I need Nominee Director

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We recommend to use the services of nominee directors and shareholders to eliminate the mention of names of the true owners of the offshore organization's charter and other documents, especially if the registration is done in a country where information about the participants of the enterprise is publicly available. Typically, nominee entities are used to maximize degree of confidentiality of client's business.


Nominee Director (Nominee Director) - a person who is registered in the State Register as a director, but serves in that capacity and did not formally accept real participation in enterprise management. In practice, this service is used very often, but not mandatory.

Fiscal and monetary authorities of many countries, making sure that the fact that the citizens paid their taxes in full. According to the legislation of some countries information about the shareholders and directors should be publicly available and incorporated in the state register of enterprises. Thus, to ensure the anonymity of the present owners of the company is possible only in the case of the use of nominee directors and shareholders, as in this case in the state register will be registered just their names.


Nominees really are not obliged to participate in the management of an offshore company. If you resort to the services of nominee director or shareholder, his name will be mentioned in all the constituent documents of the organization. In this case, you will be given general power of attorney (Power of Attorney), whereby you get the right to manage the enterprise in its sole discretion, to sign agreements and contracts, open accounts, to spend with them a variety of operations, etc.


Use of directors with the resident status of a neutral country, contributes to the fact that the offshore company is considered a non-resident and are not taxed on the income of organizations


The true owners of the company may lose anonymity when signing documents as directors.

The presence of nominees greatly simplifies the process of company registration: first, the constituent documents takes much less time, and secondly, with guaranteed timely delivery of documents at Companies House, and, thirdly, the real owner of the company do not need to visit the country of registration and sign all necessary documents. The use of nominee directors and shareholders provides anonymity true owner of the company and protect him from the attention of the authorities.

Is it safe for the owner of the company to use the services of nominee directors and shareholders?

Often, when the company registers its shares are issued in the name of nominee shareholders, company management the right to receive the nominee directors, and accordingly, all official documents and registers shall be entered the names and addresses of nominee shareholders and directors.

However, in order to ensure legal protection of the beneficial owners of the company, an international practice to fill a nominee shareholder document called "Declaration of Trust". This document serves to confirm and to simultaneously prove who the true owner of the company's shares, and assumes the responsibility of nominee shareholders before the court in case of exceeding their powers.

The true owners of the company have the right at any time dismiss the nominee director since nominee directors in advance convey the true owners of the signed statement of resignation with no surrounding the date ("Resignation Letters") that enables the owner at any time to take them down.

The owner of tax-exempt company, although using the services of nominee directors, actually runs his company, so they can represent it in all matters, including signing contracts, opening bank accounts and disposal. To this end, the true owner of the registration of the company issued a power of attorney from nominee director, authorizing him to practice before the firm (general power of attorney). Thus, the role of nominee directors is limited to "replacement" of the true owner and director of the state registers. In this case, the nominee directors are deprived of even the theoretical possibility of misuse of his position, because all information about the activities of the firm, its financial position and location of bank accounts is concentrated in the hands of its true owner.