Why Setup a Company in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) ?
Abu Dhabi Global Market is a Free Zone ideal for investors looking to set up a company in financial sector, such as private banking, wealth and asset management. Consequently, firms in the non-financial sector are attracted to setup a business in Abu Dhabi, as well, as it is the largest Emirate and the capital of the region. Speak to our UAE Company Formation consultant and understand the numerous benefits of company formation in ADGM Abu Dhabi.
Skwer Group Experts will guide you through the company bank account opening in UAE, paperwork submission and other value added services such as web design and development, accounting and audit of accounts, to start your new ADGM company!
Prices starting from AED 16,000
Average business setup time: 4 weeks
Company Formation in ADGM Abu Dhabi Benefits
100% Business Ownership and Capital Repatriation
Quick Set Up Proces
Broad Licensing Options
2 Year Commercial License Validity
Licensing type in ADGM Abu Dhabi Company Formation
When it comes to ADGM licenses and activities, your license category aligns with your business type.
The range of activities is diverse, and ADGM offers the following license categories:
Each category is tailored to specific business types, ensuring a perfect match for your ventures.
For Commercial and Professional licenses, multiple activities from the same or related groups are permitted. The Financial Services License provides flexibility across various financial sectors. The Holding License lets you hold shares or equity participation, and the Retail License is ideal for retail and e-commerce activities.
Adding to the convenience, dual licenses are available for businesses operating within both ADGM and the UAE mainland.
Consider ADGM Company Setup for your business expansion goals. Its strategic location and supportive environment make it a top choice for startups, established companies, and entrepreneurs.
Quick & Easy Company Setup Process
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Business Licenses offered by ADGM Abu Dhabi Company
License for any banking services.
License for providing services in FinTech industry,
Wealth & Asset Management
License for Wealth & Asset management.
License for consultancy and services businesses.
License for trading and reatail.
Types of Ownership
Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
This entity type, known as a Free Zone Limited Liability Company, is established by multiple shareholders, which can encompass both individuals and non-individuals (companies).
Branch of Local Company
A Branch denotes an extension initiated by a parent company within Abu Dhabi, featuring complete ownership by the parent company and governed by its name and activities.
Branch of Foreign Company
This legal entity is crafted for conducting business beyond the company’s original jurisdiction. It requires at least one shareholder, with no restriction on the maximum count, and may encompass both individuals and non-individuals (companies).
Main Characteristics of a ADGM Company
|Company Legislation||Registration Authority Financial Services Authority (FSRA)|
|Time to Incorporate||
3-4 weeks for company license|
7-10 working days for immigration card
|Possibility of Migration||No|
|Share Capital||USD 50,000 for ADGM Company Setup|
Nil for Branch office
|Beneficial Ownership Disclosure||No|
|Director||One minimum and no limit for maximum (individual)|
|Local Presence Requirements||No|
|Availability of Shelf Companies||No|
|Annual General Meetings||Yes|
|Filing of Accounts||No|
|Audit Requirement||Yes, to be filed in ADGM|
|Registered Office Required||No|
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Documents Required for Company Formation in ADGM Abu Dhabi
|Copy of shareholder(s) passport and CV copy|
|UAE Residence visa and Emirates ID copy|
|Utility bill copy|
|NOC from existing sponsor|