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 Company Setup


Legal Maxims will help you set-up a Free zone Company in your desired free trade zone of choice.
According to the UAE laws, each emirate can set up "free zones" for general or industry-specific activities to encourage foreign direct investment. The free zone entities do not require any UAE national 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 basic types of companies available within free zones are:
• Company incorporated as a representative office
• Company incorporated as a branch office
• Companies as subsidiaries of a parent company (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:
• Company incorporated as a representative office
• Company incorporated as a 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 the representative

Advantages 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—we will advice you on the type of corporate structure that best suits your current and future plans.
• We will help you to draft documents, assemble files, manage submissions, translations, notarizations and legalizations.
• We will help you with visa, work permit and Emirates IDprocessing
• We guide you through partnership options for Professional, Branch Office and Dubai Offshore Companies.
• We help with seeking approvals from Free Zone Department, Ministries, Department of Planning and Civil Defense.
• We also assist with setting up Company Bank Accounts.