Professional Sponsorship Services

sponsorshipCBD provides local sponsorship services to foreign companies wishing to establish a foreign branch in the UAE. By using CBD’s corporate sponsorship structure, foreign investors will gain the ability to operate the Branch independently of its local sponsor whilst being able to rely on CBD for business support services when required.

Corporate Nominee Services

nomineeCBD provides corporate nominee services to foreign companies which require a silent local partner in the UAE. Our nominee partner services are provided through a group of UAE-registered special purpose companies that have been formed solely for use by CBD clients under its strict management.

The CBD group structure is legally compliant, and offers 100% foreign management control and profit distribution together with a clear, secure exit strategy. In addition, by using the CBD corporate structure our clients enjoy greater protection against the impact of the UAE Inheritance Laws.

Company Formation

formationThere are several structures available for foreign investors looking to establish a presence in the UAE. As to which option is right for your business will depend on the nature of the activities to be carried out and, to some extent, the jurisdiction of your target customers. Adopting the right corporate structure for your UAE business will be a crucial element of its success.

CBD provides bespoke company formation services to foreign investors to help identify the right corporate structure for their UAE business. The team at CBD will navigate you through the local laws and practices which govern your industry sector to help you identify the type of corporate structure and business licence which is right for your business.

The team’s experience spans across several industry sectors, including construction/engineering, education, hospitality, FMCG, oil & gas, industrial/manufacturing, IT & media, healthcare, finance/insurance, retail, trading and sports services.

CBD’s regional longevity and know-how ensures that its clients receive the most up-to-date and relevant advice on the structuring, ownership and management of their UAE businesses. We work closely with our clients’ professional advisors to ensure that your business is set up efficiently.

DIFC Special Purpose Companies

difcCBD provides corporate nominee services through a DIFC special purpose companies. This type of structure is generally adopted by more sophisticated international clients who have business interests both outside and inside of the UAE.

Business Support Services






CBD offers a range of business support services to its clients, including:

  • Government Liaison Services
  • PRO Services (visa processing)
  • Overseas and Local Attestation services
  • Legal Translation Services
  • Serviced Offices

Further information on our business support services and costs will be provided upon request.


CBD-LAW2020 develops and delivers a range of legal training courses specifically designed for legal consultants working in Dubai. Each course will compare and contrast the position in the UAE and other international jurisdictions, and offer the maximum number of 4 CLPD points accredited by the LAD per Accredited Activity.

CBD-LAW2020 has been certified by The Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department (LAD) as an accredited provider of Accredited Activities in accordance with the Continuing Legal Professional Development Programme (CLPD).

CBD-LAW2020’s 2016/17 CLPD Programme has been designed as a series of 4 hour legal training courses primarily for lawyers and other legal professionals, with an emphasis on dealing with practical and commercial as well as theoretical elements of law, practice and procedures. A total of 4 CLPD points accredited by the LAD will be awarded on the successful completion of each course.

For further information on the CLPD Programme for 2016/17 click on this link

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  • “From initial advice and guidance on company formation to securing local partnership, we found CBD Consultancy to be extremely professional, very proactive and responsive, but above all else provided much needed support and guidance whenever it was required.”

    Graham Davies

    Golf Destination Plus Tourism LLC

  • “I used CBD Consultancy to establish our company here in the UAE, finding their services efficient, professional and excellent value for money. Furthermore their staff are pleasant, and respond expeditiously to our needs. I most certainly will be continuing to utilise and rely on CBD Consultancy Services.

    Daryl Wake - Managing Director

    SafetyFX International

  • “CBD enabled Caron Jones Human Resources Consultancy to be launched within a matter of weeks.  They personally guided me through the licensing options, advantages and disadvantages, and assisted me throughout the formation process.  They offer a cost efficient, professional supportive service that allowed me to focus on growing my business. “

    Caron Jones

    Caron Jones Human Resources Consultantcy

  • “One of the best decisions I made was choosing CBD to form Smyth & Bradshaw HR. They explained the process to me clearly and assisted from inception to completion. I highly recommend using their services.”

    Khalil AL-Kaddo| CEO - MENA