Mainland Company Incorporation in UAE

Mainland Company Incorporation in UAE

Local Market is called Mainland and consists of all areas which are accessible to all local traders, distributors, and suppliers. These areas do not come under any free zone designated for international import and export business. All Licenses in Mainland Area are issued by the respective Emirate’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and the available licenses are as per the related categories of the business. DED issues the trade license under following categories

  • Commercial
  • Professional
  • Industrial

Above ownership structures are usually allowed before an entrepreneur decides to obtain Local Market Access

What are Mainland Companies?

Mainland Companies are one of the most developed business entities that are directed by the Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 (the New Commercial Companies Law, (NCCL)) comes into effect 1 July 2015. The NCCL replaces the previous Commercial Companies Law (UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 1984, as amended, (CCL)).

As per the mainland company incorporation law, UAE national has to mandatorily hold at least 51% of total equity in any commercial company, except in the following cases:

  • Activities with 100% GCC ownership
  • Businesses located in the Free Zones
  • Instances where GCC companies (wholly owned) enter into a partnership with UAE national
  • Where the law requires 100% local ownership

 

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Mainland Companies are one of the most developed business entities that are directed by the Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 (the New Commercial Companies Law, (NCCL)) comes into effect 1 July 2015. The NCCL replaces the previous Commercial Companies Law (UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 1984, as amended, (CCL)).

As per the mainland company incorporation law, UAE national has to mandatorily hold at least 51% of total equity in any commercial company, except in the following cases:

  • Activities with 100% GCC ownership
  • Businesses located in the Free Zones
  • Instances where GCC companies (wholly owned) enter into a partnership with UAE national
  • Where the law requires 100% local ownership
  • Is the most common form of business in UAE
  • Can be established with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 50 partners
  • The % of individual’s share in the capital decides the liability to each partner
  • UAE Commercial Company Law allows foreign companies to open Branch without any shareholder
  • Representative Offices are not allowed to perform trading or manufacturing activity and cannot even invoice
  • These are also known as civil companies
  • Minimum of 1 and maximum of 50 shareholders are allowed
  • In order to carry out professional practice in the UAE, foreign investors can set up a partnership firm / professional company

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Advantages of Setting up Mainland Company in United Arab Emirates

  • Ease of getting office space at affordable rates with flexibility to rent / lease office anywhere
  • Flexibility to do business in any part of the UAE
  • No restrictions in processing legal documents
  • No yearly auditing
  • No corporate or personal taxes
  • No limitations in getting employment visas and easy recruiting process
  • No requirement for minimum capital
  • No need for local sponsor to avail Professional Licenses

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