The Netherlands: In the center of Europe’s economy

The Netherlands: In the center of Europe’s economy

Companies continue to be drawn to the Netherlands thanks to its robust economic, tax, regulatory and infrastructure environment.

Luxembourg: The quality of life

Luxembourg: The quality of life

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.

Ireland: Beating the storm

Ireland: Beating the storm

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.

Corporates embark on a wave of migration

Corporates embark on a wave of migration

The relocation of the corporate headquarters to another jurisdiction is becoming more common.

On the map of migration

On the map of migration

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 European Company

The European Company

The Societas Europaea legal form gives European companies greater flexibility over migration, but there remain drawbacks that are preventing its wider adoption.

The rise of Asia

The rise of Asia

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.

Personal factors lead to a rush for the exits

Personal factors lead to a rush for the exits

Changes to individual tax rates are becoming an important factor in some migration decisions.

Tax havens under fire

Tax havens under fire

The financial crisis placed offshore financial centers under intense scrutiny and promted a number of companies to consider alternative locations for their corporate headquarters.

United Arab Emirates: An oasis for business

United Arab Emirates: An oasis for business

The downturn hit the United Arab Emirates hard but it remains an attractive destination for companies seeking a regional headquarters.

The United Kingdom: A small, but steady exodus

The United Kingdom: A small, but steady exodus

A reputation as a business-friendly location makes the United Kingdom an attractive destination for corporates.

Switzerland: Top choice for foreign investments

Switzerland: Top choice for foreign investments

Geography, business-friendly policies and quality of life combine to make Switzerland among the world’s most coveted destinations for companies.

A business trend with an illustrious history

A business trend with an illustrious history

Corporate migration is nothing new. Throughout history, traders and adventurers have sought commercial opportunities over the horizon.

The Celtic tiger regaining its roar?

The Celtic tiger regaining its roar?

In recent years, Ireland has become one of the leading destinations for foreign multinationals seeking a European or global headquarters.

Corporate migration opens a new chapter in globalization

Corporate migration opens a new chapter in globalization

Companies have expanded around the world and responded to economic shifts by reallocating resources and capital.

Getting the process right

Getting the process right

The practical challenges of moving corporate headquarters to another country should not be underestimated.

Keeping the crew on board

Keeping the crew on board

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.

Taking care of future generations

Taking care of future generations

Nasser Al Saidi, Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center, proposes policies for sustainable growth in the GCC.

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