Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

Europlaw Group, operating mostly Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments, operating from the United Kingdom, Switzerland and UAE with an international footprint in multiple investment verticals that includes property, real estate management, private equity, commodity trading and financial instruments establishing a private capital hedge fund. Europlaw Group is a member of The International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats) situated in Paris, France and a member of the Global Law Experts, situated in London, England.

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The second day of January 2021 marked a significant milestone for both Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments. On this day, Europlaw Group (UK) Ltd, SJ Global Worldwide and together with our other Joint Venture Partners and/or Nominees FTRR&I companies, entered into a strategic joint venture agreement, which was signed in London, England. The joint venture agreement makes provision of registering an operational company known as Europlaw SJ Asset Management LTD, situated in Cork, Ireland. SJ Global Investments will provide the operational platform for Europlaw Group in Ireland, England, Switzerland, Europe and the UAE. The joint venture offers both Europlaw Group and SG Global Investments expanding offshore banking, paymaster, escrow and fiduciary services, property, real estate management, private equity, commodity trading and financial instruments for project funding to our international clients with the international banking platform provided by the preferred bankers known as the ISCC Group of Companies and other international banks.

Europlaw Group took a business decision to expand their operations to Ireland. Ireland is home to many of the world’s most successful companies. Sixteen of the top 20 global technology firms are located here as are 24 of the 25 top bio-tech and pharma companies. However, it is not just global giants that reap the benefits of doing business in Ireland. Many smaller companies also take advantage of the pro-business culture and ease of access to EU markets. In the software sector alone, more than 900 multinational and indigenous firms employ 24,000 people generating €16bn of exports annually, according to IDA Ireland, the state agency responsible for promoting foreign direct investment.

One reason for Ireland’s foreign direct investment (FDI) success is the favourable tax regime. There are double tax treaty agreements in place with 72 other countries and the 12.5% corporate tax rate is one of the lowest in the EU.

Other advantages include an attractive holding company regime and tax incentives for certain types of investment. For example, Irish-resident companies carrying out qualifying research and development activity can avail of a ‘knowledge development box’ where eligible profits are taxed at a rate of just 6.25%.

The joint venture entered between Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments offers additional escrow banking facilities to both clients of Europlaw Group and SJ Global clients under the custody of the preferred bankers. The joint venture provides in-house offshore banking, escrow, paymaster, commodity trading and a financial bank platform to obtain project funding against all different types of financial instruments. Europlaw Group will be used as the escrow and paymaster receiving funds for different projects under the required international KYC regulations and banking administration at all times.

Both SJ Global Investments and together with our other joint venture partners and/or nominees FTRR&I companies have provided now an international operational platform to Europlaw Group in Ireland, Europe and the UAE expanding jointly commodity trading through the offering of paymaster and escrow services by Europlaw Group to its international clients receiving any funds throughout the world for investments purposes. Europlaw Group also offers offshore sub-accounts under the Europlaw Group profile held with the preferred bankers, ISCC Group of Companies and other international banks worldwide.

Europlaw Group, SJ Global Investments and our overseas international financial service providers together with our Insurers, Re-insurers and Reinsurance Brokerages aim to provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of Treasury, including acting as paymasters for various companies, complimentary services such as the raising of finance, insurance, investments management,asset monetization, buy-outs and special projects. We are also experts in arranging incoming loan structures for foreign investors, taking into account the volatility of currencies and the need to protect the liability side of the loan.

The joint venture will share joint operational offices situated in London (United Kingdom), Pretoria (South Africa), Dubai (UAE), Geneva (Switzerland), Melbourne (Australia), Windhoek (Namibia), Nairobi (Kenya), Abuja (Nigeria) and Mauritius.

The Europlaw Group’s core strategy is based on the concept of reputable and intelligent partnerships and alliances. Through these, experts from the fields of law, business, asset management, project management, project funding and financing, paymaster services, escrow services, fiduciary and audit and tax advisory deliver excellent services to clients at reasonable and competitive rates. The group’s senior partner structure allows seasoned and experienced lawyers, escrow agents, auditors, advocates, investment bankers, accountants, financial advisors and real estate experts to work together in competent teams for successful operations in locations worldwide.

SJ Global Investments Worldwide Ltd is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple investment verticals, that include property and real estate management, private equity, green energy, infrastructure, commodity trading, financial instruments and is in the process of establishing private capital hedge funds. SJ Global works with strategic partners across all verticals and is shortly to launch a joint venture multi-faceted financial services group in Sri Lanka. SJ Global Investments is domiciled in London and Dubai and has companies, offices, and representatives in 27 countries worldwide.

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