IBCF on Facebook Follow IBCF on Twitter Follow IBCF on Twitter Visit IBCF UK
Contact Us About Us News Registered Agent Home
 

offshore company formation, ibc formation

Visit IBCF UK Visit IBCF UK

Like us on Facebook,
Follow us on Twitter!

IBCF on Facebook Follow IBCF on Twitter Follow IBCF on Twitter

IBCF FAQs

Client Login
User Name
Password

Join our mailing list by entering a valid email address in the field below.
Sign Up Now

IBCF: NEWS AND INFORMATION

NEWS VIA RSS: Add to My Yahoo! [what is this?]

Conversion of Foreign Entities into Delaware Limited Liability Companies

Increasingly, companies formed in other (including non-US) jurisdictions have been converted to Delaware Limited Liability Companies. Particularly as the OECD spotlight shines unfavorably on some jurisdictions, Delaware has emerged as a leading candidate when selecting a successor jurisdiction particularly when the company is not doing business in the US and when the Members are US nonresidents.

If appropriate, it is important to note that the procedure has been streamlined. Previously, it was a two step process: the filing of a Certificate of Domestication accompanied by a Certificate of Incorporation. This had the effect of converting a foreign corporation into a Delaware corporation. One would then file a Certificate of Conversion accompanied by a Certificate of Formation. This step had the effect of transforming the new Delaware entity into a Delaware domestic Limited Liability Company.

The process has now been streamlined and the filing of a Certificate of Conversion along with the Certificate of Formation is sufficient. The new process saves several hundreds of dollars in state fees alone; it can be completed within 24 hours and for about $500 in total! Of course, the company's existence continues back to the original date of first formation in the original jurisdiction. Please see the relevant portion of the statute reproduced below.

This is just another example of Delaware's continuing commitment to flexibility and listening to the needs of their constituency.


CHAPTER 18. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
18-214. Conversion of certain entities to a limited liability company.
d) Upon the filing in the office of the Secretary of State of the certificate of conversion to limited liability company and the certificate of formation or upon the future effective date or time of the certificate of conversion to limited liability company and the certificate of formation, the other entity shall be converted into a domestic limited liability company and the limited liability company shall thereafter be subject to all of the provisions of this chapter, except that notwithstanding 18-201 of this title, the existence of the limited liability company shall be deemed to have commenced on the date the other entity commenced its existence in the jurisdiction in which the other entity was first created, formed, incorporated or otherwise came into being.


More information can be found by visiting our website at www.ibcf.com, or by emailing us at clientsupport@ibcf.com.

Previous issues of the IBCF Newsletter can be found at: http://www.ibcf.com/newshome.php


About IBCF:
International Business Company Formation, Inc. assists legal professionals with company formation, both internationally and offshore, and with registered agent and corporate document retrieval services throughout the world.

International Business Company Formation is an affiliate of National Registered Agents, Inc., a fully licensed professional Registered Agent for thousands of business entities, large and small, throughout the entire United States.


International Business Company Formation, Inc. is located in the historic district of Tappan, New York, approximately thirty minutes from midtown Manhattan.


International Business Company Formation, Inc.
101 Main Street, Suite One
Tappan, New York 10983
Toll Free: 888-664-6263
Phone: 845-398-0900
Fax: 845-398-0808
www.ibcf.com

 






Click to open
Universal Currency Converter™

Time Zone Converter

Click Here for a Time Zone Chart

 

  Contact IBCF  
© Copyright 1998 - 2017 International Business Company Formation, Inc. | Site Map