Starting a business can be a stressful experience. Some
formalities are obviously necessary but, with our help and practical
experience, many countries have been able to simplify their requirements.
We advise governments and official bodies on all aspects of
company and business registration. Whether the problems are with the
law, the procedures, the organisation or the computer systems, we can offer
solutions to meet the particular needs of the country concerned.
We have also helped establish one-stop shops so that all
formalities can be completed in the same place and at the same time,
meaning that the entrepreneur no longer needs to deal with several
Our projects have ranged from setting up a complete companies
registry where it had not previously been possible to incorporate a company
to just advising on some particular problem. We have a particular
interest in ensuring that information from the registers is available to
anyone who may need it. To date we have advised registries in Europe,
Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and South America.
Our work has been sponsored by the European Union, the World
Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the Investment Climate Facility for
Africa, the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the German