Corporate Services

You want to focus on the core of your gaming business. With our full-service outsourced management, from incorporation through to governance and annual reporting, now you can.

Licensing //  Regulatory Compliance // Regulatory Updates //  Accounting // Training // Esports

For the whole lifecycle of your business

We offer facilitation of multi-jurisdictional corporate administration, governance, secretarial and accounting services, managed and coordinated by a team of dedicated gaming specialists. Many businesses suffer by being passed from firm to firm for setup or change advisory, implementation of that advice in a corporate structure, ongoing administration, accounting, reporting and so on. With Amber, you get the whole service managed by one dedicated and specialised team, for as long as you need it.

Initial structuring and setup

We have managed the launch of dozens of successful businesses in the gaming sector, including major brands with multi-jurisdictional structuring and licensing needs. We draw on a wide and diverse team of highly qualified experts from our wider group of companies to deliver the services below to startups and new market entrants on a global scale.

Planning and international structuring:

  • Review of your product offering and target markets to determine the most suitable home jurisdictions.
  • Ring fencing between jurisdictions where necessary.
  • Structuring to optimise your confidentiality, compliance and tax position.
  • Introduction to carefully vetted service providers to suit your operational needs, such as PSPs, hosting providers and software and platform providers.
  • Liaison with local government and regulators.
  • Company incorporation.
  • Setting up of bank accounts. Securing banking can be a challenge, but we have long standing relationships with multiple banks in a number of jurisdictions.
  • Staff relocation and immigration support.
  • Personal structuring and succession planning for key shareholders and staff.

Multi-jurisdictional licensing:

  • Review and consideration of the most appropriate licensing jurisdictions. for your offering.
  • Liaison with regulators.
  • A flexible service ranging from a simple review and advice through to full drafting and submission management.
  • With experience licensing in the UK, Isle of Man, Malta, Jersey and more.
  • Read more about licensing services.

Duty, VAT, and tax advisory:

  • Specialised consultancy on the appropriate setup of your gaming structure for tax optimisation and compliance.
  • VAT and online gambling duty registration.
  • Optimisation of tax and VAT structures.
  • Read more about accounting and tax services.

Compliance advisory:

  • Preparation of compliance, data and AML policies and procedures with all supporting documentation.
  • GDPR advisory and framework implementations.
  • KYC, PEP and sanction screening, and VIP management advice processes and advice.
  • Reviews of websites and platforms.
  • Read more about compliance wrap-around services.
Ongoing management

Once your company is trading, you want to focus on the real drivers of commercial success. We give you the time to do that and the confidence that your corporate back-office will continue to run smoothly. Your dedicated account manager will lead a team of gaming specialists in handling any or all of the below by liaising with the various specific service providers within our group and acting as go-between for you, regulators and third parties as appropriate.

Corporate governance and provision of key roles:

  • Provision of authorised persons approved by the relevant regulator to hold key positions within your organisation, such as MLRO, DMLRO, DPO, sporting integrity officer, company secretary and bank signatories,  and/or consultancy to your staff in those roles.
  • Provision of qualified directors and/or consultancy to those in the role.
  • Key role holders and directors are drawn from our team of highly experienced staff, many of whom hold formal qualifications such as the ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
  • These key persons will partner with you to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • We will act as the point of contact with the regulator as appropriate.
  • Note that key role permissions and requirements vary by jurisdiction.
Corporate administration and company secretarial support:
  • Technical and regulatory compliance reviews of contracts and agreements with third parties, including due diligence collection and provision.
  • Filing and retention of documents, agreements and due diligence.
  • Dealing with banking partners on payment queries, administration of company cards, etc.
  • Maintenance of applicable registers.
  • Preparation, organisation and minuting of board meetings.
  • Filing and retention of statutory documents.

Accounting, VAT, and tax support:

  • Preparing financial information such as forecasts, business plans, and annual accounts.
  • Preparation of management accounts.
  • Annual returns, VAT submissions, and gambling duty returns.
  • VAT and gambling duty consultancy and compliance.
  • Specialised gaming accounting consultancy, consolidations and live bookkeeping.
  • Read more about accounting services.

Regulatory compliance support:

  • AML and CFT policy management.
  • Social responsibility and problem gambling policy management.
  • KYC, PEP, and VIP policy management.
  • Regular risk register reviews.
  • Data protection policy management.
  • ISO compliance.
  • Dip-sampling and ongoing health checks and training.
  • Read more about compliance wrap-around services.
Growth, diversification and exits

Our outsourced support services are designed to scale with you as you grow. However, there are additional external services we can draw upon at critical moments of change for your business:

  • When entering a new market, adding a new product or otherwise undergoing a substantial change to your business model, all of the structuring, licensing and compliance consultancy services outlined in 'initial structure and setup' are available to you.
  • For new offices or moves, a wide range of relocation services for staff including immigration advice, obtaining relevant visas, commercial and residential property purchase or rental and softer services to help your staff settle into their new environment.
  • On the development of new IP, valuation and appropriate structuring to ensure it is recognised as a valuable asset and fully protected from plagiarism in an appropriate jurisdiction.
  • For businesses considering a float, wide-ranging assistance in preparing the business for public listing (usually on AIM).
  • For management buyouts, structuring advice, tax and accounting support and assistance in raising capital.
  • For owners or key staff going through liquidity events such as sales or floats, we can provide private wealth structuring to optimise the enjoyment and/or reinvestment of new wealth, alongside corporate succession planning.
  • For end of life businesses, full assistance in voluntary dissolution. 

Expert Corporate Outsourcing

Our international footprint, wider group resources, broad partner network and flexible commercial approach make us the preferred choice of many of the industry's most recognisable brands. We can facilitate some or all of the services below, slotting in with your internal team as required.

  • SUMMARY OF SERVICES
Summary of Services
Structuring

Structuring

We will help you find the right jurisdictions to target your key markets, suiting your licensing, operational and tax needs.

Incorporation

Incorporation

We will help you incorporate the companies, collect necessary due diligence and support bank account opening processes.

administration

Administration

Full back-office administration services provided by experienced and qualified staff, approved by multiple regulators.

reporting

Reporting

All your reporting in one place: financial statements, tax and duty statements, statutory reports, regulatory statements and more.

governance

Governance

Provision of experienced staff into key roles such as directors, company secretaries, bank signatories, MLROs, and more.

accounting

Accounting

Live bookkeeping on a cloud based system for easy analysis, forecasting, management accounts and control.

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“We consider them our business partners and even members of the staff. Amber helped with everything, from initial licencing, to testing, launch and now into our growth phase. They have been and continue to be an instrumental ingredient in our success.”
Steven Salz

Director, Rivalry