UAE FDI Law – 100% foreign ownership and what it could mean to businesses in the UAE In 2019 the UAE Government took steps to relax the foreign investment law, allowing 100% foreign ownership in a number of sectors. The measure was int... more
Since Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) were put in place a number of updates were issued by the Regulatory Authorities on the filing method and deadlines for submitting each respective ESR notifications. Below is a summary of the regula... more
The UAE is made up of many expats and while Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken across the seven Emirates. Often documents will originate in another language and will need to be translated into Arabic before they can b... more
Whether you are setting up a new business in the UAE, applying for an employment visa or sponsoring your family there are a wide range of documents that need to be presented in support of these processes. You’ll no doubt have heard the... more
Could a Commercial Agency be the most effective way for a foreign company to sell its products in the UAE?
Foreign companies, particularly those that wish to trade products in the UAE will need to consider the available options for how best to structure their sales channels. An attractive option for many organisations would be to appoint a Comme... more
What will the impact of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Law be to UAE companies or those looking to set up in the region?
A new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) law (‘FDI law’) allowing 100% foreign ownership of companies in the UAE has come into force after being published in the UAE Official Gazette recently. The FDI law looks to relax the restrictions... more
What exactly does it mean to outsource a service? Outsourcing is most commonly known as “an agreement in which one company hires another company to be responsible for an existing internal activity”. For example if your company is un... more