ADGM is an ideal environment for family business and multi-generational wealth management. Providing access to all the necessary products and services to holistically meet the needs of your family wealth and business matters, ADGM's community includes leading banks and asset managers, as well as a broad range of professional advisers with specialist expertise in dealing with family wealth and business structuring.
ADGM understands the important family heritage in Abu Dhabi and the wider GCC region and the desire for discretion. In response, ADGM created a flexible toolbox of products and services to allow families to structure their wealth, implement governance structures and succession planning, and manage their business in one local jurisdiction maintained to the highest international standards, with the level of privacy this warrants.
Join the many family businesses that are already benefiting from ADGM's legal and operational environment to manage headquarters and international expansion, hold and finance assets, and build safe, effective structures to protect wealth over generations.
Abu Dhabi is ideal for Family Businesses
Centre of individual and institutional wealth
With an important family wealth heritage that is central to the economy, Abu Dhabi benefits from substantial and diverse wealth and business interests.
Experience in servicing family businesses needs
Abu Dhabi's financial institutions have decades of experience in serving local and regional family groups.
Locally based expertise
Over the years the Emirate has built up extensive capabilities to provide advisory services to family groups with insight into the region's bespoke requirements and expectations.
Home to global players
Already a well-established business hub, Abu Dhabi is represented by some of the largest companies in the world, across the breadth of the private sector.
Conveniently positioned globally at the crossroads of major trading routes, Abu Dhabi is in close proximity, mostly within a three hour flight, to some of the world's fastest growing regional and international markets.
Exceptional standard of living
Abu Dhabi offers an excellent standard of living, with outstanding leisure facilities, health care and schools, providing the ideal environment for you and your employees.
Why set up your Family Business in ADGM
Private banking and wealth management focus
Private banking and wealth management is one of ADGM's core focus area given Abu Dhabi's position as a centre of wealth.
Full range of tools and structures
ADGM provides the full range of flexible tools, products and structures to optimise family businesses and for effective family wealth management and preservation.
Ecosystem of advisers and support
With an extensive community of advisers familiar with family matters, all of your needs can be met in one location.
A common law jurisdiction with robust international regulatory standards that provides certainty and confidence to all stakeholders.
Rule of law
ADGM provides independent courts, strong judiciary, speed of judgment facilitated by world's first e-Courts, seat of arbitration, and a strong system of enforceability of judgments for efficient and discreet settling of disputes.
Trusts and Foundations regime
ADGM's full range of international tools includes Trusts and the UAE's first Foundations regime.
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