Overview Jurisdiction Al Reem Expansion Authorities Initiatives ADGM Academy Arbitration Centre Overview Business areas Setting up Operating in Public registers Legal framework Regulation Awareness Collaboration Ecosystem ADGM Sustainable Media News Events Spotlight Podcasts Publications Support Make an enquiry Whistleblowing FAQs
A platform that offers limitless opportunities and paves the way for a brighter future

Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

Read about Abu Dhabi's lifestyle
Latest initiatives ADGM Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
Providing an environment that empowers the future

A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

Find out how to set up in ADGM
Latest news ADGM Publishes its Whistleblowing Framework ADGM’s FSRA issues alert concerning fraudulent website - Sterwa Holdings
Preserve our economies and environment for future generations

ADGM, the centre for a transparent and thriving sustainable finance ecosystem.

More about our Sustainability vision
Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
Stay up-to-date with our wide range of available resources

Our community of business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors can depend on ADGM to provide timely news and reliable insights.

Read our latest news articles
Upcoming events LINK Networking Series ADFW 2024
We are here to help

At ADGM, we offer various support options, including contact details, FAQs, enquiry forms, and a whistleblowing form.

View available support options
Some of our FAQ topics
  • Getting started
  • Foundations regime
  • Resolution for incorporation
  • Existing auditors
  • New auditors
  • Company service providers (CSPs)



    ADGM’s Company Service Provider framework (“CSP Framework”) came into force on 12 April 2021.

    The purpose of the CSP Framework is to ensure a robust regulatory regime for the provision of company services in ADGM that is aligned with international best practices and to support the ongoing growth of ADGM’s Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and Foundations structures. 

    The CSP Framework includes the following two key features:

    • 1. Persons providing or intending to provide company services in or from ADGM must meet the strengthened regulatory requirements set out in the amended ADGM commercial legislation and Rules; and
    • 2. Setting up and maintaining a “non-exempt” SPV or foundation in ADGM requires the appointment of an ADGM licensed Company Service Provider.

    The Company Service Provider’s role is to submit incorporation applications, act as the registered office and primary point of contact for the Registrar as well as to submit ongoing company filings to the Registrar on the company’s behalf.

    On 23rd February 2023, the CSP Framework was amended, introducing additional requirements for CSP Licensees including but not limited to,

    • mandatory annual certification of CSP staff;
    • filing of audited accounts annually (regardless of company size);
    • minimum regulatory capital;
    • minimum professional indemnity insurance cover; and
    • provision of an annual compliance return.

    What are company services?

    “Providing company services” under the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Controlled Activities) Rules 2023 means providing any one or more of the following services:

    • acting as an incorporation agent in connection with the incorporation or registration of ADGM body corporates;
    • providing company services to any body corporate incorporated or registered under the Companies Regulations 2020 or the Foundations Regulations 2017;
    • acting as a Registered Office Provider;
    • providing directors, secretaries, councillors, registered agent, or other officers to any body corporate in ADGM; or
    • providing nominee shareholders of companies to any body corporate in ADGM

    “Registered Office Provider” means the business activity of providing registered office services to any body corporate in ADGM.

    CSP Framework contact information

    For enquiries email ra@adgm.com

    If you have questions or need any assistance, we're here to help