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Company Incorporation

Our firm's attorneys provide strategic legal and business expertise in diverse areas, including resources, preparation of foreign investment proposals, equity shareholdings, corporate acquisitions, family and business succession planning. At STA, a business set up does not only mean a company incorporation process. It means the start of new relationship with a client. Our team of lawyers in Dubai and offices across the United Arab Emirates take care to ensure your business set up is hassle-free and efficient.

Our firm's team of lawyers in Bahrain and talented attorneys in Qatar adopt careful and precise steps to ensure that a company incorporation is handled in the most convenient yet timely manner. Besides company formation in Dubai and UAE, Our firm's team also assists in company formations in Russia, company incorporations in Luxembourg and setting up business in India.We don’t just set up companies in haste, we ensure that we understand your business and commercial objectives and offer you the right advice. We have experienced team of professionals, who can offer quality legal advice on complex regulatory compliances, structuring shareholding distribution, choosing the right form of legal entity, defining shareholders rights and obligations, and provide general legal advice on company formations.

Certain activities require the expertise of professionals. We undertake company formation and licensing procedures for companies involved in the business of real estate development, engineering consultancy, recreation and sport, leisure and hospitality, financial institutions, medicine and educational institutions.

Our firm consultants specialize in advising on all forms of business consultancy including business set up in Dubai and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our UAE free zone company formation publication can be found on our website which provides greater overview of the company structures in UAE.

Investors and foreign companies interested in establishing presence in the United Arab Emirates need to register a local company OR set up a company in designated areas called the ‘free zones’.

Mainland company incorporation

The Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce are the main institutions regulating businesses in Dubai. The types of licenses issued by the DED include:

  • Trading License
    Issued for a limited liability company LLC, public joint stock company PJSC, private shareholding company PSC.
  • Professional License (Civil companies)
    Issued for qualified professionals in the field of engineering, consultancy and medicine.
  • Branch or representative office
    Branch Company can only carry out the activity of the parent company Representative Company can only carry out promotional activities of the parent company.

Free zone company incorporation

A free zone form of entity allows foreign investorsto set up their business and own the entire one hundred percent shareholding in such free zone company.

Our firm helps in company incorporation for all major free zones in the United Arab Emirates which include:

The Emirate of Dubai offers specialized free zones like DuBiotech, Dubai Media City and few others where industry specific companies are provided licenses to operate. However, small and medium size general businesses look up to the free zones in Northern Emirates for cheaper and effective business set up. Contact one of our lawyers today to discuss your requirements.