Companies continue to be drawn to the Netherlands thanks to its robust economic, tax, regulatory and infrastructure environment.
Luxembourg offers many advantages as a headquarter site: an open economy, stability, a favorable tax regime, and liveability. As a result, it is attracting a growing number of multinationals to base themselves there.
The financial crisis had a dramatic impact on the Irish economy, but the country’s business-friendly policies and tax environment continue to hold strong appeal for companies seeking to relocate their headquarters.
The relocation of the corporate headquarters to another jurisdiction is becoming more common.
The decision to move a corporate headquarters overseas is driven by a combination of factors. Here, we profile 10 countries that have been particulary active in terms of corporate migration.
The Societas Europaea legal form gives European companies greater flexibility over migration, but there remain drawbacks that are preventing its wider adoption.
Traditional financial centers like London, Frankfurt and New York are not about to lose their spots as the world’s leading centers but they are being challenged by emerging market rivals.
Changes to individual tax rates are becoming an important factor in some migration decisions.
The financial crisis placed offshore financial centers under intense scrutiny and promted a number of companies to consider alternative locations for their corporate headquarters.
The downturn hit the United Arab Emirates hard but it remains an attractive destination for companies seeking a regional headquarters.
A reputation as a business-friendly location makes the United Kingdom an attractive destination for corporates.
Geography, business-friendly policies and quality of life combine to make Switzerland among the world’s most coveted destinations for companies.
Corporate migration is nothing new. Throughout history, traders and adventurers have sought commercial opportunities over the horizon.
In recent years, Ireland has become one of the leading destinations for foreign multinationals seeking a European or global headquarters.
Companies have expanded around the world and responded to economic shifts by reallocating resources and capital.
The practical challenges of moving corporate headquarters to another country should not be underestimated.
The human capital issues associated with moving headquarters are all too often overlooked. If it is to be a success, corporate migration requires clear communication with employees.
Nasser Al Saidi, Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center, proposes policies for sustainable growth in the GCC.