Corporate structuring

Commercial registrations and incorporations in the region can be challenging and arduous, but we aim to assist our clients with our own experience and that of our partners and connections across MEA.

In general, our tax advice is combined with a comprehension of the business and investment environment of the region, and in particular with our clients’ circumstances.

We can provide a holistic approach that combines tax advice with advice on “doing business” or investing in and related to the region, covering tax and related matters such as: legal entities (establishments, companies, partnerships etc.); legal arrangements (agencies, franchises, licenses); facilitating joint ventures, alliances, shareholder agreements or sponsorship arrangements; and general issues such as labour laws and practices, foreign capital restrictions; customs duties and procedures etc.

Cragus can provide all the required legal structuring to implement tax planning, including company formation, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, franchises, shareholder and agency agreements.

We assist a large number of inbound clients with their incorporation, particularly within the UAE (both onshore and offshore, branches, LLCs, and free trade zone entities), and within the GCC. We also can manage the process of incorporations and registrations (branches, LLCs), business licences, labour visas and other requirements for starting business activities in the region by coordinating the various involved advisors and service providers. On a global basis, we can likewise assist the client by managing various service providers in areas such as fiduciary services and corporate service providers in implementing the relevant structures to achieve the agreed objectives.