Stefan Nolte

Managing Director at Shanda Consult Ltd Cyprus

About Stefan

SHANDA CONSULT is an international consulting firm based in Nicosia, Cyprus, with a wide network of trusted partners in the European Union, the Mediterranean, in the Middle East and Asia. The main target markets are the EU, Iran, the Gulf States and China. SHANDA CONSULT offers an integrated range of business advisory services designed to facilitate and initiate cross-border industrial investments, and to improve competitiveness and performance, as stated in the following: We strategically assess our clients’ investment intentions, plans and strategies, their operating structure, management and objectives. Additionally, we facilitate corporate relocation and business localisation, including establishing new representative and branch offices and special purpose vehicles for investments and market entry. Moreover, we are familiar with the processes of company registration and management in Cyprus and other locations, including provision of local directors, secretaries, office space and other support. Market entry services, business matchmaking are as well part of our portfolio and we prepare and conduct management and staff training, including negotiations and general communications skills and intercultural communications skills. Areas of Services: Business & Tax Consulting Localisation and Relocation Consulting & Support Cross-border Investment Consulting Corporate & Fiduciary Services Seminars, Workshops & Conferences Public Affairs

Under its prestigious brand SHANDA PRECIOUS METALS, Shanda Consult provides trade and storage services for precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the form of bullions, bars and coins.

Areas of practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Fiduciary and Trustee
  • Wealth Management
  • Banking
  • Company Formation
  • Other Consultancy


SHANDA CONSULT offers highly specialised consulting and services regarding all aspects of cross-border investments and business, structuring businesses and groups of companies with a focus on tax implications, emphasising on the jurisdiction of Cyprus as an Entry Gate to the European Union. Another focus of SHANDA CONSULT is Iran, where the firm consults, guides and accompanies foreign industrial investors with their commercial and industrial investments in Iran.

SHANDA CONSULT perfectly combines professional knowledge, experience and cultural background of the West (Europe) and the East (Middle East and Far East). With its owner and managing director, Mr Stefan Nolte, living in various oriental countries since more than 32 years, SHANDA CONSULT successfully built bridges for many medium- and large-size companies from the West and the East, for the internationalisation of their businesses or their commercial or industrial investments in other countries.

I am interested in the following jurisdictions

  • China
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Qatar
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Iran
  • India
  • Kuwait
  • Russian Federation
  • Turkey
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom

I can help with

Business and Tax Consultancy; Advisory Services regarding tax-friendly structuring and re-structuring; company incorporation, administration and management in Cyprus and other countries; Cyprus Residence Permit Programme, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme; investment consulting and coaching for foreign industrial investments in Iran; investment consulting and coaching for foreign investments in Germany and in Cyprus. 
Trade and storage services for precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the form of bullions, bars and coins.


Stefan is founder and managing director of Shanda Consult. Prior to his current function, Stefan worked from the beginning of 2000 with the former European Business Bank Ltd in Cyprus, an investment bank with main activities in the Middle East, in South East Asia and in Far East. From 2004 to 2006, Stefan held an appointment as Managing Director of the same bank.

Building up on his educational background in Foreign Trade and Finance and living outside of Germany since 1984, Stefan built up his profound practical experience in business, investment consultancy and project management in many countries and regions, such as Turkey, Morocco, Malta, Iran, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

Stefan is president of the Cyprus Germany Business Association since June 2016, and Board Member of the Cyprus Kuwait Business Association since May 2015. 

Stefan is German, born in Lubeck in North Germany, the capital of the former Hanseatic League near the Baltic Sea. He speaks fluently English, German and Turkish.



  • German - Germany
  • English - United Kingdom
  • Turkish - Turkey