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We offer a host of legal services curated to meet your personal or business needs.
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Contract Drafting

We protect your interests with sharp drafting. We navigate the legal landscape with unwavering expertise, shielding you from risks and propelling your success.

Business Formation

Your launchpad awaits. We navigate the complexities of company formation, securing licenses and ensuring swift, compliant entry into the market.

Tax Planning & Compliance

From VAT optimization to proactive risk management, we help you navigate the intricacies of UAE taxes.

Employment Law

Your team is your engine. We safeguard your interests and empower your workforce with tailored employment solutions and seamless compliance.

Dispute Resolution

We navigate disagreements with strategic finesse, protecting your assets and finding solutions that empower your path forward.

Exchange

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Legal Matters Made Effortless: Experience the Avrio Advantage

Say goodbye to paperwork puzzles and legal labyrinths. At Avrio League, we believe navigating the legal landscape shouldn’t be a stressful odyssey. That’s why we make working with us seamless, efficient, and worry-free.

Simplified Solutions

We speak plain English, not legalese. Our experts translate complex legalities into clear steps and actionable advice, ensuring you're always informed and empowered.

Streamlined Processes

No more endless forms or bureaucratic hurdles. We leverage technology and expertise to streamline every interaction, saving you time and keeping you focused on what matters most – your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world trust our experts to demystify UAE company formation and unlock their potential.

From a high level, to start a business in Dubai, you’ll want to follow these steps:

  • Legal Structure: Decide between Free Zone, Mainland, or Offshore company structures.
  • Trade Name: Pick a name compliant with the Department of Economic Development (DED) regulations.
  • Business License: Depending on your activities, apply for a commercial, professional, or industrial license.
  • Documentation: Submit required documents like passport, visa, and a No Objection Certificate (for expats) to the relevant authorities.
  • Office Space: Secure a physical address, essential for registration.
  • Corporate Bank Account: After getting your license, choose a bank that aligns with your business needs and open an account.
  • Visas: If hiring, process employee visas. The number is often determined by office size and license type.
  • Operational Setup: With administrative tasks done, set up operations and embark on your business journey.

Note: Requirements might vary based on your specific new business setup, so make sure you thoroughly research the next steps for your chosen structure.

A mainland business setup in the UAE provides unrestricted access to the UAE market, allowing over 3,000 business activities, unlimited employee visas, and the ability to sponsor family and domestic staff. It’s ideal for businesses targeting the local Dubai mainland market. In contrast, a free zone business setup offers 100% foreign ownership, no personal taxes, unrestricted profit movement, and a simplified setup process. This setup is favored by companies focusing on international markets or seeking specific industry clusters within certain free zones.  Deciding between a Dubai mainland and Dubai free zone setup requires careful consideration of your business goals and needs.  

  1. Business Activities: Dubai mainland offers a wider range of business activities, while free zones often cater to specific sectors or industries
  2. Trading: If your business involves trading directly with the UAE market, a mainland license could be more beneficial. 
  3. Ownership: If 100% foreign ownership is important to you, then a free zone setup would be ideal. 
  4. Expansion Plans: If you plan to scale up your business within the UAE, a mainland setup might offer more flexibility. 

Cost: Setup and operational costs differ between mainland and free zones.

Yes, foreigners can have 100% ownership in certain business setups in Dubai. For instance, in several free zones, foreign investors can have full ownership of their business. Furthermore, recent changes in the UAE’s Commercial Companies Law have made it possible for foreign investors to have 100% ownership of their businesses in many sectors, even outside free zones. However, be aware that certain strategic sectors like banking and telecommunications have some restrictions.

Setting up a business in Dubai involves a few key legal and regulatory steps: 

  1. Identifying your business activities: This is essential as it helps in deciding the type of license you’ll need. Each license allows a maximum of ten activities. 
  2. Choosing the legal structure: The legal structure of your company, whether it’s a sole proprietorship, partnership, or LLC, will define how your business operates. 
  3. Applying for a trade license: Depending on your business activity, you’ll need to apply for a commercial, professional, or industrial license. Operating without a valid license can lead to heavy penalties. 
  4. Documentation: You’ll need several standard documents like a completed application form, and passport copies of shareholders. Some businesses may also need approvals from certain authorities. 
  5. Registering Ultimate Beneficial Owners: The UAE requires all free zone and mainland operating companies to register their Ultimate Beneficial Owners for transparency and to avoid illegal transactions. 
  6. Opening a corporate bank account: To conduct business in the UAE, you’ll need to open a corporate bank account. 
  7. Immigration and visa processing: After getting your business license, you can start the visa application process for yourself, your employees, and any domestic staff. 
  8. Adhering to naming conventions: The UAE has specific naming conventions for companies. Your chosen company name must not violate these conventions. 
  9. Compliance with local laws: Businesses must ensure they comply with all local laws and regulations to avoid legal trouble, fines, or even jail time. This includes labor laws, environmental regulations, and others about your specific industry. 

Office or physical presence: Depending on the nature of your business and the jurisdiction you choose, you may need to lease an office or warehouse. Considering the many steps and potential complexities involved in setting up a business in Dubai, it can be very beneficial to work with a company formation specialist.