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Offshore Company Formation

Offshore companies are ideal if you want an entity to conduct business internationally but have no plans to do business within the UAE or perhaps you require a tax efficient structure to hold your equity in an onshore Abu Dhabi business.  Also known as International Business Companies (IBCs), they are relatively quick and inexpensive to setup and manage.  It is necessary to engage a registered agent to manage the registration and renewals.

The features include:

  • 100% tax free corporation tax and capital gains tax exemption
  • 100% foreign ownership permitted
  • Ability to open a bank account in the UAE
  • Ability to specify that the laws of another jurisdiction
    may apply to the entity.
  • Corporate directors are permitted
  • No requirement to deposit capital
  • Directors are not required to be physically present
  • No auditing and filing of accounts required

How secure are your current shareholdings in UAE companies? Have you considered how you are structuring the assets of your planned Abu Dhabi onshore entity?

Gateway can advise you if/how an offshore company could be an option for you.

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