Incorporation • Jurisdiction

Cayman Islands

Incorporate your company in the Cayman Islands, a tax-neutral jurisdiction.

Why choose the Cayman Islands? 

The Cayman Islands is a well-known and widely trusted jurisdiction across the world

Long track record
with investors globally
Tax neutral
foreign ownership
Business friendly

Why Cayman?

Learn why Cayman is such a popular jurisdiction for structuring investments.

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Types of licenses

exempted company

Businesses benefit from the speed and simplicity of Clara’s digital incorporation process, while investors are attracted by the strong regulatory environment and legal protections that the Cayman Islands provides. Before you get started with incorporating your company, learn more about the benefits of a Cayman exempted company for businesses and investors.


Learn more about the benefits of Cayman

Before you get started with incorporating Cayman on the Clara platform, learn more about the benefits of Cayman.

Ease of administration

A Cayman exempt company can be incorporated with a minimum of one director and shareholder, and they do not need to be resident in the Cayman Islands. 

Ease of incorporation

The application process is done online, and all documents can be signed digitally on Clara. There is no requirement for any parties to be physically present in the Cayman Islands for the incorporation process. The company is typically incorporated within 3 to 5 days.


The Cayman Islands is a tax-neutral jurisdiction. There is currently no corporate, income, capital gains or any other tax on money earned outside the territory. 

Flexible ownership structure

There is no minimum share capital and no maximum number of shares or shareholders. There is no restrictions on the nationality of the shareholders.

Find out more about the exempted company license. Clara’s got you covered in Cayman.

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