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Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre

Counted among the world’s top 10 onshore financial centres, the DIFC has been the pioneer in the region since 2004.

LICENSES: Financial Services | Non-Financial Services | Holding Companies

FACILITIES: Offices | Executive desks

COSTS: High (from US$ 20,000/AED 73,000)

Recommended for: Established and startup financial firms, Fintech, service-based activities, holding companies, regional headquarters

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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE

The DIFC has been in business for over a decade, and has been a pioneer in offering entities a well-regulated platform to conduct financial service activities. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) authorises and regulates firms for financial services, and is authorizes and regulates firms for financial services, and is recognized as a mature regulator both within the region, and worldwide.

The DIFC Courts completes the structure, with foundations set in the Common Law that offer a sense of familiarity and comfort to international investors.

Financial Services Activities

Entities and Individuals intending to carry out financial service activities in DIFC have to obtain regulatory authorisation from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). These activities are subject to regulation and supervision by the DFSA.

Non Regulated Activities

The activities that do not include Financial Services are not regulated by the DFSA.  The DIFC Registrar of Companies is the licensing authority for such activities.

WHY DIFC?

  • Central location in Dubai
  • Purpose-built financial centre
  • Common Law framework
  • Excellent initiatives for fintech and tech-startup companies
  • top-tier office space
  • Excellent connectivity to arterial roadways and Dubai Metro
  • Full range of financial services activities
  • Live and work in the same development
  • All Free Zone benefits

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Advantages of Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax for 50 years
  • 0% personal income tax
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% import or re-export duties
  • No currency restrictions
  • No restrictions on foreign talent or employees

In addition to this, company formation in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) can derive benefits from the extensive network of double-tax avoidance treaties that the United Arab Emirates has signed with countries worldwide, including countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria and Holland.

Dubai offers the additional benefits of a very high standard of living and a vibrant expatriate community with people from over 180 nations living and working in the region.

The following legal structures are available for Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre.

Private Company Limited by Shares

The liability of its shareholders is limited to the value of the share capital they hold in the company.

Branch Company

A branch or a representative office of a parent company which already exists outside of the DIFC Free Zone. The parent company can be based outside, or inside the UAE. A branch company –

  • Derives its power and authority from the parent entity thus does not have separate legal personality.
  • Will not have a board of directors or company secretary
  • Must retain the same name as the parent entity and end with the designation (Branch).

Partnerships

We can help you structure through Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre. Contact us to discuss your requirements. 

A wide range of financial and non-financial activities can be chosen for Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre from the following:

 

The following office packages are offered for Company Formation in Dubai International Financial Centre:

  • Business centre desks – from US $ 27,000 per annum
  • Standard Offices – from 1,000 sq.ft. at US $ 55 per sq.ft. per annum

We provide DIFC Holding Company services  through our parent company 10 Leaves. Contact us today, to know more. 

How can 10 Zone help in DIFC company formation?

10 Zone has:

  • Been setting up businesses in Dubai since 2004
  • Specialised in DIFC and ADGM company formation through our parent company 10 Leaves
  • Experts in consultancy and company formation
  • A team of highly qualified Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Relationship Managers
  • Capabilities to assist you in English, Arabic, French, German, Turkish, Hindi, Afrikaans & Tagalog.

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