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Discover Benelux & France | Business | Centuria
Excel your business in Luxembourg If you are a business owner or want to create a new start-up, Luxembourg is a very attractive country to base yourself at. Located at the centre of Europe, with many of the continent’s major capitals a short flight or drive away, and a thriving international business scene, it is no surprise that the Grand Duchy attracts many business professionals. TEXT: MyRIAM GWyNNED DIJCK | PHOTO: CENTURIA
Relocating to Luxembourg for business purposes can be a daunting task. Working out the legal requirements, tax frameworks and business regulations for a domiciliation can put extra stress on your (professional) life, in particular as an entrepreneur with a new start up. To take care of these issues, Centuria Capital Luxembourg can help your business to get settled in more quickly and efficiently. “We work as a domiciliation agent in the classic term, helping business get started in Luxembourg, but have evolved to do much more than just that,” says managing director Thierry Grosjean.
A personal approach Centuria specialises in tax restructuring, company incorporation and administration and company accounting and tax services. It is run by a young and dynamic team that focuses on the needs and interests of its clients with a guarantee for quality and excellence. Apart from that, it also offers additional services like through the Family Office. “We attract many high net worth customers and entrepreneurs. We can help these clients on a personal level via our Family Office, coming up with tailor-made solutions for each client’s individual needs,” Grosjean continues. The Centuria Family Office offers services such as financial, fiscal and succession
planning and compiling asset and liability statements. “Added to this we can help with small activities such as personal registration and advising families on the schools available – we are a complete agent,” he says. Centuria can apply their expertise to many different kinds of companies, including commercial enterprises, holding companies, wealth businesses, security firms and specialist investment funds.
Geographical advantage Business domiciliation in Luxembourg can be a more efficient option for companies because of the international character of the country’s professional landscape and its global outlook. “People manly relocate here for geographical reasons. They want to start a real company with real desks, management and staff all in Luxembourg in total transparency with both the country of origin and Luxembourg. Many of our customers come from Europe, like France, Germany and Scandinavia, as well as from the Middle East,” Grosjean explains. The experts at Centuria offer services related to domiciliation, legal and tax structuring, company incorporation and accounting. With its nine years of experience, Centuria can obtain documents faster, advise on business and life questions as well as administrative matters. He says: “For us it’s all about creating a relationship of trust with our customers, they need to know that they can
count on us, especially concerning high net worth customers.”
International business hub Centuria Capital Luxembourg was created in 2006 as a professional finance service. It later on moved into domiciliation activities and administration services. It opened its Family Office in 2013 and last year it set up a brand new Business Centre. “In 2014 we moved from our central Luxembourg office to a larger building in Leudelange in the south of the City of Luxembourg. Here we have created a real Business Centre for our customers where we provide workspace for small businesses and individuals,” Grosjean continues. The Business Centre is the perfect place for a business to locate themselves, either temporarily or for a longer period of time. The options range from renting out a single desk space, to hiring a small office set up. He concludes: “We can provide almost everything alongside our normal services. It is the perfect space for new businesses to set up and because we bring internationally-minded business professionals together, people will also benefit greatly from the networking opportunities that the Business Centre presents.” www.centuria-capital.lu
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