Sole Establishment

Sole Establishment

Features of an Establishment (otherwise known as a ‘Sole Proprietorship’) An Establishment is formed pursuant to the UAE Federal Law No. 18 of 1993 on Commercial Transactions.  It can only be formed by one individual (whether local or expatriate) to carry on business in the owner’s name (which must be suffixed by the letters ‘Est’….

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Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership A Civil Partnership (also referred to as a “professional company”) is suitable for conducting consultancy or service-related activities. It is governed by the provisions of UAE Civil Code and Local Order No. (63) of 1991 relating to the licensing of professionals and craftsman in the Emirate of Dubai. Features of a Civil Partnership…

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Foreign Branch

Foreign Branch

Federal Branch (Branch) A foreign company wishing to carry on professional activities in Dubai must establish a Branch of its parent company and obtain a professional licence from the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and Commercial Registration Certificate (CRC) from the Ministry of Economy (MOE), which requires the Branch to have business premises in…

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Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Limited liability company (LLC) A limited liability company is suitable for commercial/trading activities.  In order to incorporate an LLC in Dubai an application must be made to the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) to obtain a commercial/trade licence, which requires the LLC to have business premises in Dubai.  Once incorporated, an LLC must become…

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