Nominee Service Solutions
in the UAE

SORP Group provides suitably qualified personnel to fulfil corporate roles as nominees.
They can represent the company in front of the authorities, for example to obtain
licenses and to prove that the company has economic substance in the UAE.

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Using nominee services to fulfil corporate functions is a very common and useful practice when incorporating in the UAE. Local UAE nationals are required by law to occupy some corporate roles in certain scenarios. They can also act as nominee directors, shareholders, nominal staff and more while having no beneficial or executive rights in the company but solely carrying out the directions of the beneficial owners who may live abroad. Nominees can shield the identities of beneficial owners from non-governmental inquirers and confirm that the business is managed from the UAE in order to comply with the Economic Substance Act.

You might need Nominee Services for your UAE business to perform the following tasks:

Using an Emirati company as an instrument to own and protect real estate and assets provides a variety of valuable and unique benefits as well as business opportunities. There are some factors to take into account when designing an ownership scheme. Understanding the law comes first and foremost, and SORP Group’s experienced specialists will guide you professionally.

To register a
mainland company

Provision of a local partner or agent as well as other nominal suitably qualified staff needed to fulfil the licensing criteria for a company.

  • To obtain a commercial or industrial license the company must have a UAE national and resident shareholder who holds at least 51% of the shares.
  • To obtain a professional license the company must contract a local UAE agent, who is not a shareholder, to perform the application process.
  • To obtain some special licenses the company must agree labor contracts with staff who are UAE residents with verifiable relevant education and work experience.
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To confirm economic
substance

Provision of a nominee director and nominal staff to prove economic substance in the UAE and that the company is managed in the UAE.

  • To obtain a commercial or industrial license the company must have a UAE national and resident shareholder who holds at least 51% of the shares.
  • To obtain a professional license the company must contract a local UAE agent, who is not a shareholder, to perform the application process.
  • To obtain some special licenses the company must agree labor contracts with staff who are UAE residents with verifiable relevant education and work experience.
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To perform special
functions and tasks

Nominee services help to keep beneficiaries’ information, and their interest in a business, confidential, and to hold non-affiliated entities.

  • Senior management who reside permanently in the UAE proves that the businesses are actually managed from within the territory of the Emirates.
  • Having UAE residents as key employees of the company proves that the vital control and management decisions occur in the Emirates territory.
  • Outsourced technical staff employed in the UAE proves the rationale for the economic substance of the company in the Emirates.
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All SORP Group’s services are highly professional and fully licensed. Before beginning a client engagement we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Nominee relations are formalized under executive Nominee Services Agreements that ensure safety for both parties and are drawn up in accordance with the standards for international expertise.

SORP Group’s solutions for comprehensive support of your company in the UAE

Company registration
and obtaining
relevant licenses
We are registration agents for several Free Zones. SORP can process incorporation quickly and smoothly, and for local (mainland) businesses too.
Renewing your
company’s business
licenses
We can represent you in front of relevant regulating UAE authorities for the obligatory annual renewal of licenses and all permissions to operate your business.
Registered
address in Dubai
for your business
Rent an office or a flexi desk in our 54000 sq. feets of prime office space. Get a prestigious address, help with licensing and space for staff in SORP BC.
Opening corporate
bank accounts
in the UAE
Assistanvce in choosing a place of incorporation and the legal form of the company, and support with navigating licensing procedures and getting the necessary permits in order to start the business
Confirmation of the
company’s economic
substance
Proof of conducting an economic activity at the place of registration, ownership of a local managemet control unit and tax residency (tax domicile) confirmation.
Outsorcing the
company’s admin
business processes
It makes sense to use SORP’s expert professional administrative, recruiting, accounting, PRO and tax competencies, saving the cost of employing highly-paid personnel.
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Anti-crisis solutions for residents of our business center

Free

Local partner or agent

Provided for a one-year period when setting up a company and renting an office in our Business Center

30% discount

Outsourced services

Tax, accounting and legal support, assistance in obtaining a residency visa in the UAE

Free

‘Virtual Office’ package

Provided to hold meetings with partners if ordering the nominee services offered by SORP Group.

SORP Group is your reliable partner ready to assist you in starting a successful business in the UAE

Service package

Our company offers a comprehensive solution for business and shareholders: from company incorporation to obtaining UAE tax resident status

The legitimacy and anonymity

We will ensure the security of your investments, take measures to properly comply with current legislation and maintain the confidentiality of information

15 years of experience

In the field of registration, business support and solving difficult cases to support activities in the UAE.

Expertise

We are able to conduct an expert examination of the business concept and core business processes of your company in the UAE

SORP business center

54000 square feets of modern office space in a prestigious location in Dubai for rent to accommodate businesses and pass permits’ renewal procedures

Integrated approach

Wide range of solutions for providing outsourcing services to support and maintain your business in the UAE

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