Operating in ADGM
Getting Started Who can apply for a licence at ADGM? What are the permitted business activities? What are the steps involved in the registration and incorporation process? How do I submit an application? How much is it going to cost? How do I reserve a name? What Forms will I be Required to Fill Out? What documents are required? How can I make a payment? How long is it going to take? What Happens After my Entity is Registered? If I am licensed at ADGM, can I conduct business activities in Abu Dhabi? How will firms be regulated within ADGM? How do I obtain visas and what is their validity?
Tech Start-Up Commercial Licence Can anyone apply for this licence? What type of business can use the licence? How long is the licence valid for? Do I need physical office space? Can I apply for employee visas with the licence? Do the shareholders have to be physically present to register for the licence? Are there any naming conventions for tech start-up companies? Are there any ongoing obligations for the company? Is the $700 US registration fee refundable in case my registration is not approved for any reason? Does my licence permit me to open a bank account and commence invoicing activities? Does the ADGM Tech Start-up Licence allow companies to sell their products onshore? After I submit the online application, how much time it takes for the approval process? Would the entity be exempted from any corporate income taxes and VAT?
Foundations Regime Why do we have a Foundations Regime? What are the benefits of an ADGM foundation? Are foundations the same as trusts? What are the key features of ADGM’s Foundations Regime? Does the ADGM Foundations Regime require local representation at ADGM? Can foreign persons take advantage of ADGM foundations? Which Court has jurisdiction over ADGM foundations? Does the ADGM Foundations Regime provide for the preservation of assets? How long does it take to set up an ADGM foundation? How confidential is my information in respect of an ADGM foundation? What is the cost of an ADGM foundation?
Resolution for Incorporation What is Resolution for Incorporation? Do I need a resolution for incorporation? I am registering a branch, do I need a resolution? How to submit Resolution for Incorporation? Where can I find the Resolution for Incorporation’s template? Can I amend or make changes to the template? Can I use Arabic resolution? Who should sign the resolution? Does the resolution requires notarization? Does the shareholders need to sign the articles in ADGM’s office? We would like ADGM to witness the signatures of the shareholders, can the shareholders sign the resolutions in ADGM’s office?