Advisory & Consulting

What We Cover in Consultation

Setting up a business or expanding an existing one can be a tedious task and needs proper planning. It is strongly recommended to acquire the expert knowledge on how to structure the set up in the most economical way. Government authorities do not always give a full picture of what is required and what surprises to expect along the way. During the consultation we cover the following main topics and answer individual questions:
  • Overview of active UAE Free Zones & Cost Structures
  • What is an E-office / Virtual Office set up / Restrictions?
  • What are the ins and outs that Free Zones do not tell their clients?
  • Set up Costs: Dubai, Abu Dhabi vs. Northern Emirates Free Zones
  • Free Zone vs. LLC/Sponsor set up (ownership rights)
  • What are the restrictions of Free Zone operations?
  • Which activities are prohibited / allowed in Free Zones?
  • Which is the most suitable free zone for my business?
  • What are the procedures of getting registered from A-Z?
  • What is the difference between FZE, FZCO, FZ-LLC, Freelancer, Branch set up?
  • What are the share capital requirements?
  • Which free zones do not require high share capital?
  • How to open a corporate bank account – procedures, docs and recommendations
  • What are the documents needed to get registered (legalisation)?
  • How to get a 3-year investor and dependant residence visa?
  • Challenges in setting up and how to be best prepared for surprises
  • Latest changes in Free Zone regulations
Our Ethics
  • Provide the first consultation free, however brief, to a prospective new client.
  • Accept an assignment only if we have sufficient experience and capacity to deliver.
  • Negotiate fee and confirm it in a signed letter of engagement before starting professional work.
  • Work only in the best interests of our client with no divided loyalties owed to anyone else.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in an objective, impartial and independent manner.
  • Invoice their fee regularly and not to allow significant fee arrears to build up.
  • Cultivate high standard of professionalism with regular training, upgrades and research.
  • Nurture ongoing communication and interaction with clients.
  • Communicate in a professional manner with enquirers, clients and others.
  • Respect client’s confidentiality as required by own regulator's rules.