Owning and operating an aircraft is complex and consequently requires significant attention to a number of considerations.

With the legislative and regulatory arena surrounding the aviation industry continually evolving, it has never been more important to stay abreast of changes and new developments to ensure that any aircraft being managed is done so effectively whilst remaining compliant. 

With a comprehensive understanding of the industry, our aviation team holds vast experience in structuring the ownership of a range of aircraft including business jets and helicopters.

As such, our team are well placed to assist owners and their representatives in understanding the diverse requirements associated with not just ownership, but the registration and operation of private and commercial aircraft.

We will look at how and where the aircraft is to be used to ascertain whether there are any tax or VAT exposures that need to be considered and to evaluate whether there are any fiscal benefits or the opportunity to reduce any liabilities through tailored tax planning.

We understand that implementation is key to the success of any effective ownership structure and in this regard we work closely with the professionals providing the advice to ensure that we provide a service which is comprehensive and attuned to our clients’ diverse needs.


OUR SERVICES


Establishment and administration of bespoke aircraft ownership structures

Statutory services

Provision of officers and registered office/agent

Acquisition and sale of aircraft


International aircraft registration & administration

VAT registration, administration and compliance

Tax compliance


Bookkeeping and accounting

Corporate bank accounts and online e-Banking

AOC Consultancy

Project management

Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services

Facilitation of finance and insurance

Crew Employment & Payroll
(including Healthcare Benefits & Retirement Planning for Aviation crew)

Air Charter Services
(Private Air Charter, Group Air Charter and Helicopter Charter)

Facilitation of finance and insurance

Corporate entities have long played an important role in effective financial planning. However, choosing the most suitable entity type in the most appropriate jurisdiction can be a complex process and getting it wrong can significantly impact the success of the structure, immediately and/or in the future.

Sentient believes in simplifying this process for our clients, offering information and guidance on a diverse range of structures before assisting them with the development and establishment of a tailored solution that is fit for purpose and which yields success.

As a long established corporate and trust service provider, we have extensive knowledge and experience of assisting clients from across the globe in establishing suitable corporate structures for a variety of purposes, including: trading; investment holding; estate and succession planning; real estate structuring and asset holding structures – many owning high value luxury assets such as yachts, aircraft, fine art and antiques.

Having been in the industry for over 35 years, we also know the importance of ensuring that we have a full understanding of the commercial rationale behind each and every client’s requirements before proceeding with the establishment of any type of corporate structure.

Corporate entities can also come in a variety of legal forms. We can establish and administer a range of different entity types including, but not limited to, companies, general partnerships, foundations and hybrids – we will always look to ascertain and recommend the most suitable entity type to meet our clients’ objectives.


OUR SERVICES


International company formation and administration

Establishment and administration of Hybrid structures


General Partnership management


Statutory services

Provision of officers and registered agent/office


VAT registration, administration and compliance


Tax compliance


Bookkeeping and accounting


Corporate bank accounts and online e-banking


Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services


HR Administration & Payroll Solutions


Family office services

Technological innovation in the FinTech industry is constantly growing and with an ever increasing pace of change, the need for businesses to be able to turn to experts with the right knowledge and understanding of the multitude of regulatory regimes and jurisdictional practises, is becoming an absolute necessity.

Our team works with you to ensure that, whether you are starting a new business or developing a pre-existing entity in the Fintech arena, you are meeting all your legal obligations whilst benefitting from and optimising relevant corporate structuring, tax and IP opportunities.

Discerning entrepreneurs have a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to deciding which jurisdiction is right for establishing their Blockchain or Fintech start-up. But what do you need to consider and where do you start?

You may be seeking an ideal jurisdiction to place your Intellectual Property (IP) , this could be in an offshore jurisdiction as new regulations continue to be introduced in onshore localities. However, this is not the only element which needs to be looked at and there are a number of questions to take into consideration: What about growth and development of your business as well as the industry as a whole? You need to be in a location which will let your business grow and move into new areas without being restrictive or uncompetitive. Is the jurisdictions under consideration politically stable, able to trade easily with other countries? What is the cost of establishing and maintaining a business in that jurisdiction? What about regulatory requirements and licensing? Is it better to establish your business in a jurisdiction which has existing regulation and licensing in place as it gives your business and your customers greater protection against money laundering, cyber security and other fraud risks?

When it comes to incorporating and establishing your business our aim is to make the process as easy as possible for you. We understand that when it comes to selecting the right location to use and the right vehicle to establish for your blockchain business, it is as much about the network of businesses you can partner with as it is the actual location. With offices in Malta, the Isle of Man and Hong Kong, Sentient has offices in a number of leading jurisdictions, each able to help you get your new business underway.


OUR SERVICES


Company formation and management

Statutory services


Provision of officers and registered office/agent


VAT registration, administration and compliance


Tax compliance


Bookkeeping and accounting


Corporate bank accounts and online e-Banking


Project management


Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services


Facilitation of finance and insurance


Owning and operating companies involved in the mining, oil, gas or renewable energy industries bring with it an array of complexities and significant considerations in respect of cross border transactions, regulatory compliance, health and safety matters, environmental management, managing business risks and project management.

Having served clients in these industries for some years, we understand the regular changes to market conditions and regulatory requirements that such clients have to contend with.

Together with our network of local and international intermediaries and professional advisors alike, we are able to relieve our clients of some of the pressures connected to the corporate structuring and management of their business, through the development, establishment and ongoing management of tax effective corporate structures that meet their objectives whilst yielding success.

We look to stay at the forefront of any new developments or changes so that we can continue to evolve our services to ensure that we offer the most competitive, individually tailored solutions.


OUR SERVICES


Establishment and administration of tailored corporate structures

Statutory services


Provision of registered office, directors, secretary and shareholders


VAT registration, administration and compliance


Tax compliance


Bookkeeping and accounting


Corporate bank accounts and online-e-banking


Payroll Services

(including Healthcare Benefits)

Over the last 35 years our property team have implemented a variety of property solutions, every one different in its complexity but each designed to meet the individual objectives and requirements of the client. 

During this time we have developed a wealth of experience and understanding  in the acquisitions, maintenance, redevelopment and sale of a broad range of property types worldwide, including: serviced apartments, hotels, office buildings, student accommodation, offices, care homes and residential developments. 

Working closely with specialist property investment and management companies, professional advisors and a client’s chosen representatives, we look to identify and maximise property development opportunities and to provide our clients with a tailored solution complemented by a range of support services, to ensure that each client’s structure is effective and runs efficiently.


OUR SERVICES


Establishment and administration of tax-efficient property ownership structures

Statutory services


Provision of officers and registered office/agent


Acquisition and sale of residential and commercial properties


Property maintenance and operations


VAT registration, administration and compliance

Tax compliance

Non-Resident landlord scheme registration

Bookkeeping and accounting

Corporate bank accounts and online e-Banking

Project management


Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services


Facilitation of finance and insurance


Independent property or investment management selection and monitoring


Coordination of planning, construction and surveys

Liaison with investment managers, property managers and professional advisors

Approved by the Isle of Man Ship Registry as a “Representative Person”, we can act for owners and operators of a wide range of vessels. Furthermore, we can assist with the necessary ongoing administration in respect of the regulatory, technical and administrative upkeep of such vessels as well as the ownership entities, across a number of jurisdictions.


OUR SERVICES


Establishment and administration of bespoke ship ownership structures

Statutory services

Provision of registered office, directors, secretary and shareholders

Ship Registration and flag administration

VAT registration, administration and compliance

Tax compliance

Bookkeeping and accounting

Corporate bank accounts and online-e-banking

Assistance with technical vessel management

Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services

Crew Employment & Payroll
(including Healthcare Benefits & Retirement Planning for Seafarers)

Trusts and Foundations are used for a variety of reasons. Whether it is for the purpose of succession and estate planning, to protect your assets, to manage forced heirship rules, to preserve family wealth, to navigate tax and regulatory issues or to plan for the future of your family or businesses – identifying the most appropriate structure is crucial to ensure that it sufficiently protects what you care about and that such assets are retained in the way that you desire.

Sentient International has the knowledge and experience required to deliver the solution that is best suited to your needs and offer a comprehensive range of fiduciary services which can include acting as Trustees.

A Trustee holds a position of significant trust and are expected to perform their duties to the highest ethical standards and with complete integrity.

Our professional trustees understand the importance of our clients’ wishes. As such, we consider it integral to develop a relationship with each client and to work closely with their advisors, so as to ensure that any structure we establish, properly reflects a client’s intentions and meets their objectives.

We are committed to delivering value to our clients. Our independence as a service provider means that we are able to offer our clients flexibility as well as quick decision making – this, together with our knowledge and experience, has gained us our reputation for delivering effective solutions that are managed with the highest level of integrity, whilst ensuring all decisions made remain in the best interest of the client and their beneficiaries.


OUR SERVICES


Trust establishment and administration

Provision of professional corporate trustees


Foundation formation


Statutory services


Provision of officers


Liaison with advocates in the drafting of the deed


Bookkeeping and accounting, including the preparation of annual/periodic financial statements


Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services

Owning and operating a yacht can be complex, resulting in a number of considerations requiring attention. With a comprehensive understanding of the yachting industry, our dedicated team of professionals can assist owners and their representatives in understanding the diverse requirements associated with the ownership, registration and management of a range of vessels including, motor yachts and sailing yachts, whether being used on a commercial or private basis.

With the legislative and regulatory requirements of the yachting industry continually changing, we understand that staying abreast of new developments is of utmost importance, in order to ensure that all of the vessels under our management remain compliant.

We give significant consideration to how and where an owner plans to use his vessel, in order to ascertain any tax or VAT exposure, whether the asset is intended to generate income and subsequently whether tailored tax planning could offer any fiscal benefits and/or minimise any liabilities.

It is our belief that a close initial and continuing dialogue is the most productive method of ensuring a successful relationship. Tailored to your individual requirements, our yachting services are delivered professionally, reliably and with complete integrity, leaving you free to enjoy your asset in the knowledge that its safe custody and effective management remains our priority.

Approved by the Isle of Man Ship Registry as a “Representative Person”, we can act for owners and operators of a wide range of vessels. Furthermore, we can assist with the necessary ongoing administration in respect of the regulatory, technical and administrative upkeep of such vessels as well as the ownership entities, across a number of jurisdictions.


OUR SERVICES


Establishment and administration of bespoke yacht ownership structures

Statutory services


Provision of registered office, directors, secretary and shareholders


Acquisition and sale of vessels


International yacht registration and flag administration


VAT registration, administration and compliance


Tax compliance


Bookkeeping and accounting


Corporate bank accounts and online-e-banking


Project management


Assistance with technical vessel management


Co-ordination of legal, tax and VAT advisory services


Facilitation of finance and insurance


Crew Employment & Payroll

(including Healthcare Benefits & Retirement Planning for Seafarers)

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