Company Formation

COMPANY FORMATION AND ENTRY STRATEGY

FREE ZONE AND ONSHORE COMPANY FORMATION

The UAE is one of the fastest growing economies and opportunities for business development are plenty. Through which door to enter the UAE – onshore or through a free zone – is not always a straightforward decision. Onshore there are various types of licences available, depending on planned business activities. Free Zones around the world are the new vehicles for fast track growth offering powerful tax, financial and operational benefits to the investors in return for inward investment and job creation for a host country.

Our company formation team has an intimate knowledge of the requirements and workings of the local government departments and of the various Free Zones in the UAE. We are, therefore, in an ideal position to advise on the most appropriate entry for your needs, be it onshore or a free zone, as well as the most appropriate corporate vehicle. Assistance with the registration procedures means that you are left to get on with your business.

OFFSHORE SERVICES
Offshore companies are popular vehicles for reduction of taxes by legal means, planning for inheritance and estate taxes, protection of assets and ensuring confidentiality.

Multinational companies as well as individuals can access tax treaties through companies incorporated in Offshore Financial Centers.

Our broad experience of providing business advice and reviewing long term business plans means that we are in an ideal position to advise on the suitability of using offshore financial centres as a part of your long term financial planning. Our experienced team has long-standing connections with service providers in all the major offshore centres, ensuring that you receive a fast, responsive and efficient service.

By keeping up to date with regularly increasing legal requirements we are able to provide a cost effective value-add outsourcing company secretarial service. This ensures timely compliance with regulations, avoidance of fines and an overall reduced administrative cost.

JOINT VENTURE AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
The joint venture has long been a vehicle for companies to gain access to markets, technology and other “know-how” and capital. Many businessmen, quite rightly, pride themselves on their ability to identify opportunities in the market and to find and negotiate a deal with the most appropriate partner. Thus the joint venture is born.

We have been involved in a number of “matchmaking” engagements and, with our longstanding in the local market, are ideally placed to identify and introduce appropriate potential joint venture or strategic partners. We are also familiar with the various issues that can arise in negotiating joint venture and management and shareholder agreements, which can often make or break the deal.

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