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  • Information for Company Service Providers (CSPs)

    Being granted an ADGM Company Service Provider (CSP) Licence enables CSPs to be appointed to provide company services (e.g. company formation, registered office address and company filing services) to non-exempt SPVs and foundations, under ADGM’s CSP Framework.

    To obtain a CSP Licence, entities must apply for and be granted approval from the ADGM Registration Authority to undertake the business activity “7025 – Company Service Provider”.

    The CSP Framework contains a comprehensive range of requirements for CSPs with the aim of ensuring the provision of high-quality company services in the ADGM. To be granted and maintain a CSP Licence, a firm must have adequate financial, human and technical resources, systems and controls and staff physical presence in the ADGM.

    The licensing requirements under the CSP Framework include but are not limited to:

    • staff physical presence in ADGM registered office;
    • requirements to be fit and proper;
    • minimum professional indemnity insurance coverage;
    • regulatory capital of at least USD 50,000;
    • obligations concerning the holding of client money;
    • annual staff certification;
    • mandatory annual compliance returns; and
    • the filing of audited accounts annually.

    Applying for a CSP Licence

    Applicants for a CSP licence must establish a legal person in the ADGM and apply for a commercial licence to conduct the activity “7025 - Company Service Provider”.

    All applicants must:

    Note: the Registration Authority currently has a moratorium in place on accepting new CSP licence applications within its jurisdiction. For more information, please view the media announcement here.