Nominee Service Solutions in the UAE

SORP Group provides qualified individuals to fill corporate roles as nominees. In various cases, they are required to represent the company in front of authorities. A local partner, for example, is required to obtain licenses for company formation in Dubai and demonstrate that the company has economic substance in the UAE.

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Using nominee services to fulfill corporate functions is a common and beneficial practice for UAE company incorporation. According to the law, you need a local sponsor to fill a specific corporate role in certain situations, such as a business setup in Dubai mainland. They can also act as nominee directors, shareholders, nominal employees, and others while having no beneficial or executive rights in the company and only carrying out the directions of the beneficial owners, who may be located in another country. To comply with the Economic Substance Act, nominees can conceal the identities of beneficial owners from non-governmental investigators while confirming that the business is managed from the UAE.

Purpose of Nominee Services

To Register a
mainland Company

Provision of a local partner or agent
and another nominal yet suitably
qualified staff needed to fulfil the
licensing criteria for a company.

  • A number of commercial licenses - for example, investment and finance - require nominee services
  • The company must contact a local UAE agent, not a shareholder, to obtain a professional license and complete the application process.
  • To obtain some special licenses, the company must agree on labor contracts with staff who are UAE residents with verifiable relevant education and work experience.
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To Confirm Economic

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 resides permanently in the UAE proves that the businesses are managed from within the territory of the Emirates.
  • Having UAE residents as key company employees proves that 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
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 Comprehensive
Solutions for Company Setup in Dubai

  • Company Registration
    and Obtaining
    Relevant Licenses

    SORP can process incorporation
    quickly and smoothly for
    local (mainland) businesses and also
    assist you with Freezone business setup.

  • 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
    at our business center in Dubai.
    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.

  • Outsourcing the
    Company's Admin Business Processes

    You can outsource administrative,
    recruiting, accounting, PRO,
    and tax services to SORP,
    saving the cost of
    employing highly paid personnel.

Why Choose Us?

Comprehensive Services

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

Individual Approach

We understand that each client's requirements are unique. 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 suitable bank for your purposes, support with the bank account opening, and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).

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