Panama Company Setup


Introduction

The provision of Corporate Law of Panama has enabled it to make the Panama Corporation a preferred vehicle for foreign investors. The law imposes minimal reporting requirements, as well as simple and fast incorporation procedures. This corporate vehicle is very cost-effective because of the low government fees and it is not subject to exchange controls or currency controls. If Bearer Shares are issued they must be fully paid up.

 

Incorporating requirements

Directors

Minimum of 3 directors required, of which 0 must be residents.
Corporate directors are permitted.
Director's meetings are not required
There is a public director's register
Other notes: No location restrictions for meetings. Only one Shareholder is required after Incorporation

Secretaries

Minimum of 1 secretaries required, who need not be residents.
Corporate secretaries are permitted.
There is not any requirement for secretaries to hold a professional qualification
Other notes:

Shareholders

Minimum of 2 shareholders required
Corporate shareholders are permitted.
There is not a public shares register
Bearer shares are permitted.
No par value shares are permitted.
Usually the Authorised share capital is 10000 shares of USD100 each.


Miscellaneous

Where some or all of the shareholders are nominees, the ultimate beneficial ownership of the shares does not have to be declared to the authorities.
A registered agent is required.
An annual return is required.

 

Incorporation Fee: Please see Our Fees Schedule 

(The package fee includes government fees, local secretary fees, local agency fees, registered office fees and our service fees, and have the following after incorporation: a) certificate of incorporation b) Original formation documents and minutes c) Five copies of M & A


Incorporation Time: 1-2 Weeks