Company Incorporation

UAE has established its image and reputation as a vibrant and diverse destination offering first-class infrastructure and hospitable business climate to investors and enterprises of all sizes. The city of Dubai has recently become home to aspiring multinational companies, biggest global conglomerates and entrepreneurs.

As Dubai has emerged as a safe, secure and iconic trade and investment destination and a global business hub, there has been an influx of investors to set up businesses, companies, and branches in Dubai.

UAE offers a plethora of options to individuals and to international companies who are looking to establish a business presence in the United Arab Emirates, ranging from companies incorporated under the Commercial Companies Law to companies incorporated within the Free Zones in UAE. It is very important to choose the right business entity and creates a legal distinction between the individual owners and the business itself other ways the investor can potentially be exposed to the debts and liabilities of the business activities.

UAE laws are very demanding; all businesses, whether industrial, professional, trading or services, must be licensed to operate in the UAE. The licenses are issued on the basis of nature and location of the Business activity.

Mr. Karthikeyan is adept at advising clients in choosing the right legal form of the company who wish to set up a business anywhere in the country considering all their legal issues, such as liability, specific budgets, and tax aspects. He provides professional and personalized assistance to clients in establishing all types of business entities, both onshore and offshore, and special purpose vehicles (SPV’s) for special project and implementation of projects. He has a wealth of experience in advising International corporate clients on the most effective ways of establishing their local presence in UAE.

Additionally, he undertakes procedural formalities pertaining to company incorporation and drafting all documents required for such matters including Bylaws of the company defining the operation of the company on a day-to-day basis and terms of management. He specializes in advising and assisting on all forms of business formation including;

  • Limited liability companies
  • Branches and representative offices of non-UAE companies
  • Professional licenses
  • Professional associations, and/or business forums
  • Free zone companies (Which allow foreign investors to set up their businesses and own the entire one hundred percent shareholding in such free zone company.)
  • Offshore companies incorporated within UAE Free Zones and/or within other offshore locations