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Entry Strategies and Company Secretarial 

The GCC, and in particular the UAE, is an increasingly attractive investment destination. Global financial institutions, large trading and manufacturing companies and international brand names are looking to enter the market or expand their activities here.

Whilst the GCC market represents an exciting opportunity given the high per capita income of its consumers, it also represents a challenge in finding the right corporate structure and commercial relationships to ensure a sustainable and profitable presence.

To achieve a successful entry into the region, KBH advises its clients on the optimal entry strategy. KBH’s advice includes:

  • A comparative analysis of establishing the business in a free zone or onshore jurisdiction within the UAE
  • Selecting the right UAE business partner in an onshore enterprise and advising on an efficient corporate structure which allows the client to maximise returns on investment
  • Structuring the business to allow for seamless future corporate expansion combined with estate management for sole entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals
  • Assisting with the preparation and negotiating of commercial agreements including: 
    • Franchise and distributor agreements
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Lease agreements
    • Sole purchase agreements
    • Employment handbooks and contracts
    • Visa and immigration advice
  • Assisting and advising on trade and copyright protection, registration and brand value protection
  • Advising on relationships with corporate entities in other taxed and tax free jurisdictions

The firm’s entry strategy advice includes:

  • Registration and incorporation of companies in the GCC in both onshore and offshore jurisdictions
  • Setting up representative offices and registered offices
  • Setting up licensed companies in the DIFC including non-regulated investment companies and regulated investment companies including investment banks
  • Setting up single family offices within the DIFC as holding and management companies for high net worth individuals to efficiently manage proprietary investments
  • Setting up agency and distribution networks across the GCC
  • Providing nominee directorship services
  • Providing company secretarial services
  • Providing outsourced compliance services to DFSA regulated and non-regulated entities in the DIFC
  • Preparing compliance manuals and anti money laundering manuals and training to clients

KBH helps its clients turn a business idea into reality, and is there to help as its clients grow.