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:

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.

  • A number of commercial licenses - for example, investment and finance activities - require a local partner with a 51% share
  • 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.

  • 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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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.

  • Having nominee directors submit documents to trading partners means information about the actual owners will not be revealed.
  • Increasing the shareholding of the nominee shareholders in a business makes it possible to avoid the requirement of a CFC declaration.
  • Nominee services make it possible to use the transfer pricing principle and perform settlements between affiliated entities.
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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

    We guide you through Know Your
    Customer procedures with your
    choice of leading UAE banks. Our
    know-how gets things done fast
    with top quality support.

  • Confirmation of the
    company’s economic
    substance

    Proof of conducting an economic
    activity at the place of registration,
    ownership of a local management
    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.


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

Comprehensive services

SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country

Individual approach

Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.

15 years of successful work

We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE

Banking support

Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).



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