Business Setup Services

We Offer Registration & Renewals of Trade/ Industrial/Commercial/Professional Licenses
Company Formation in Dubai UAE
Mainland Company Incorporation
Free Zones Business Setup
Offshore Business Setup

Free Zones Business Setup

According to the laws in UAE, each Emirate can set up "free zones" for general or industry-specific activities to encourage foreign direct investment. The Free zone entities generally do not require any UAE nationals as owners. For each Emirate there are at least two free zones, while Dubai alone has more than 20. Each zone has its own laws and regulations, sometimes referred as "offshore" jurisdictions. In a free zone, entities can have 100% foreign ownership and there is no need for a local service agent for a branch or representative office. The types of companies available within free zones differ, but some of the basic among them are:

  • Representative office
  • Branch Office
  • Subsidiary (for example, companies with suffix DMCC, JLT, FZ-LLC, FZE, FZCO)

Onshore Jurisdiction

Onshore zones are ruled by federal laws and regulations. The most common types of companies within the onshore jurisdiction for corporate clients are:
  • Representative office
  • Branch Office
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Sole Establishment/Professional License

An LLC in the onshore jurisdiction requires a 51% local UAE shareholder. For a branch office, a representative office or a sole establishment in the onshore jurisdiction it requires a local service agent to be their representative

Advanatages of UAE Free Zones :

  • No personal income or capital gain taxes
  • 100% foreign ownership is allowed in free zone business
  • No corporate taxes
  • No duties on import or export
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Modern efficient communications
  • Liberal labor laws and no recruitment problems
  • Attractive working environment
  • No currency restrictions
  • Excellent support services

How Legal Maxims can assist you:

  • Advice and consultancy—what corporate structure best suits your current and future plans.
  • Draft documents, assemble files and manage submissions, translations, notarizations and legalizations
  • Visa and work permit processing with Emirates ID
  • Partnership options for Professional, Branch Office and Dubai Offshore Company.
  • Seek approvals from Free Zone Department, Ministries, Department of Planning and Civil Defense.
  • Set up Company Bank Accounts.

We Provide Specialized Expertise in Company Formation

  • Limited Liability Company
  • Amendments - Adding & Changing of Name, Activity & Partners etc
  • Establishments
  • Perfect Legal Documentation For Protecting Investment & Profit
  • Professional Companies
  • Branch And Representative Offices of Foreign Companies
  • Free Zone Companies
  • Offshore Companies
  • Assistance for Bank facilities
  • Arrange Offices
  • LLC Conversion
  • Company Liquidation / Cancellation Process
  • Sale And Purchase Of Business
  • Drafting And Reviewing of Agreements & Contracts