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Kenya's location between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria means that people from all over Africa and the Middle East have travelled and traded across it for centuries. This has created a diverse culture with many ethnic groups and languages.

For information about the types of legal entities that exist in Kenya, company formation, guidelines for foreign companies setting up in Kenya, and much more click here.

Mauritius is an island strategically situated next to the emerging markets of Asia and Africa and offers a secure investment location with established rule of law with an investment friendly regulatory regime.  It has an efficient banking system and is well placed in a time zone of GMN+4, allowing worldwide dealings in a day.  It has political stability and has enjoyed more than three decades of sustained economic growth.

Click here to learn more about Mauritius and doing business there.

South Africa Tax Guide 2020/2021 provided by HVM Chartered Accountants, Stellenbosch.

Asia Pacific

Doing Business in India 2021 (provided by NKR & Co, Mumbai)

Finance Bill 2021 - Direct Tax Amendments - A Synopsis (provided by NKR & Co, Mumbai)

For a broad overview of the economic and social background of the country, together with discussions on taxation and investment, follow the link to this guide to Doing Business in Indonesia

Doing Business in Malaysia (March 2021) - a guide provided by YH Tan & Associates


The Philippines is strategically located in the eastern rim of the Asia-Pacific region, a natural gateway to the highly progressive East-Asian economies.  It serves as a bastion of democracy and a vital and convenient link between the blossoming East and the industrial West.  To learn about doing business in the Philippines click here

Doing Business in Singapore - What you need to know.

Want to know how to register a company in Singapore, what points should be considered by foreigners wishing to open a Singapore company, or find information about Singapore taxation?  Click here

Taiwan is geographically located at the Asia-Pacific transportation hub connecting Northwast and Southeast Asia.  It serves not only as an important bridge connecting Europe, America and Japan to emerging Asia-Pacific markets, but also as a preferred location for multinationals to establish Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Download and continue reading about Doing Business in Taiwan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is federation of seven emirates located on the Arabian Peninsula. The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwan, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. This federation of was founded in 1971 and is an active member of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain.

The prosperity of the UAE is based in large part on the country’s vast oil and gas reserves, most of which lie in the largest emirate, Abu Dhabi. The UAE has nearly 8% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 5% of proven gas reserves. The UAE, particularly the emirate of Dubai, has long been recognized as the commercial and business hub of the Middle East and beyond. It has developed a leading role in business services, including finance, and has effectively created a logistics hub between east and west. It is home to the busiest man-made port in the world, Jebel Ali. The UAE is home to two of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates and Etihad.

The UAE has a robust, open and competing economy, a solid infrastructure, and offers a tax-efficient business environment along with security and stability.  Click here to read more about Doing Business in the UAE.


This publication aims at providing an outline of the Cyprus Business Environment. It does not cover exhaustively the areas it treats but is intended to answer some of the commonly asked questions. When specific queries arise, it will be necessary to refer to the existing legislation and regulations of the country, and to obtain appropriate professional advice.

The material contained in this guide was assembled on 14 January 2021 and, unless otherwise indicated, is based on information available at that time.

Please feel free to contact us at any of our offices at the addresses shown at the end of this publication. We look forward to assisting you in every way we can.

Doing Business in Cyprus

Click here to read an economic overview of Denmark, together with information on investing in the country, its taxation and business structures.

Doing Business in Italy (last reviewed February 2021)

Lebanon, or the Lebanese Republic, is situated in the Levant on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.  It has a free market pricing for most goods and services, with no restrictions on the movement of capital and goods by residents and non-residents of the country.

To learn about setting up a business there, taxation in the country and more, please click here

Doing Business in Lebanon 2020

For a general overview of the most important topics that foreign companies must consider when conducting business in Norway click here.

For information on the Spanish economy, setting up a business in Spain, on the country's tax system and much more, please click here or our Doing Business in Spain guide provided by GPM Auditors.

Setting up a business in Sweden? For information about the various business structures, their advantages and disadvantages, Click Here

If you need further assistance, please contact Allians Revision & Redovising AB

North America

Canada has consistently been on the various lists produced annually as one of the best countries to live in from the point of view of political stability, education, health care, religious and social freedoms, but the areas often overlooked are the business opportunities and tax implications for immigrating to Canada and setting up business there.

Find out more from this Doing Business in Canada guide from Yale PGC in Toronto.

Entering the US Market - Key Considerations for Foreign Investors:

- How to Conduction Business in the US

- US Taxation and Reporting Issues for Related Foreign Parties

Overview of the Federal Tax System in 2020 (updated 10 November 2020)

2020-2021 Tax Planning Guide





South America

Click here to download Doing Business in Brazil (updated September 2020).  This document includes information on measures adopted due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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