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Choose Your Jurisdiction

Dubai’s vibrant business landscape offers a multitude of possibilities, but where do you begin? The first crucial step is selecting the ideal jurisdiction for your company formation. Each type presents distinct advantages, tailoring itself to specific business needs and aspirations. Let’s explore the three main options:

  • Unleash full market access: Operate freely within the Emirate and across the UAE.
  • 100% foreign ownership: Own and control your business without local shareholding requirements.
  • Unlimited visas: Sponsor employees, family, and domestic staff, building a robust team without geographical limitations.
  • Ideal for: Established businesses, ventures targeting the local market, companies requiring access to land and resources.
  • 100% foreign ownership & tax benefits: Enjoy complete ownership control and zero corporate income tax, maximizing your profits.
  • Streamlined regulations: Benefit from simplified paperwork and faster setup processes, minimizing bureaucratic hurdles.
  • Reputational advantage: Leverage the specialized expertise and industry clusters within specific free zones to boost your image.
  • Ideal for: Start-ups, international trade and export-oriented businesses, ventures seeking specific industry expertise.
  • Confidentiality & asset protection: Enjoy enhanced privacy for your business transactions and financial activities.
  • Tax-free haven: Operate free from corporate income tax and potential future tax liabilities.
  • Global flexibility: Conduct business anywhere in the world without physical presence in the UAE.
  • Ideal for: Holding companies, investment vehicles, individuals seeking asset protection and international diversification.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with LFL Group, your trusted partner in navigating the dynamic business landscape of Dubai? Our expertise in business formation in Dubai or anywhere in the UAE , can turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. As a global business hub, Dubai offers endless opportunities for growth and innovation. At LFL Group, we excel in simplifying the process of setting up a business in this bustling city, guaranteeing a seamless and prosperous journey for every entrepreneur.

Our services

We focus on

Business Formation in Dubai, UAE

UAE Residency

Opening Bank Accounts

Business Office Solutions

PRO Services

Management Consulting

LFL International Group:
Your Bridge to Success in Dubai

In a world where relocating your family, assets, and business is fraught with complex regulations and time-consuming procedures… our practice provides clarity, efficiency, and peace of mind.

Our promise is to handle everything from immigration issues to business establishment and commercial partnerships with ease and convenience. This assurance is backed by over two decades of unparalleled expertise and personalized service in multiple languages including: English, Chinese, Farsi, and Russian in the UK. With LFL International Group, you’re not just hiring a lawyer; you’re gaining a long-term partner who will help you make the UAE your new home. 

Immigration and Relocation Services

Moving to a new country can be overwhelming — but with LFL International Group, it’s a journey of ease and assurance. We handle everything from visa applications to residency issues, ensuring your move is smooth and stress-free.

Business and Corporate Advisory

At the heart of every thriving enterprise is a robust legal framework. Our team can help you unleash your business potential in the UAE with services that include company formation, tax strategy, business office solutions, and management consulting.

Pro Services

From visa processing to license acquisition, our expertise spans across all jurisdictions, ensuring a seamless and efficient journey for your business. Partner with us for unparalleled service and experience the ease of A-Z business solutions tailored to your unique needs

A Multinational Firm Offering Local Personalization

Since 2000, Law Firm Limited has stood out by offering cost-effective, bespoke services. With offices in both London and Dubai, our approach is comprehensive yet tailored. We do more than simply providing simple solutions to complex legal problems; we work to understand and adapt to your unique needs.

Our team’s expertise lies in staying ahead of rapidly changing legal landscape in the countries where we operate, and in making transitions for our clients easy – some would say nearly effortless!

CEO & Founder Ivanna Shevlyakova

Choosing the Right Legal
Structure for Your Dubai Business

Choosing the Right Legal Structure for
Your Dubai Business

Selecting the ideal legal structure is crucial for success.

Confused? Don’t worry! Our experts at LFL International Group are here to help. We offer:

● Get consultation: Discuss your unique needs and goals.

● Expert guidance: Navigate legal complexities and regulations.

● Tailored recommendations: Find the perfect structure for your business.

● Seamless setup: Handle paperwork and ensure compliance.

Your one-stop shop for business, life, and growth in Dubai.

LFL Group:
Your Bridge to Dubai Success

Launch and thrive in Dubai: LFL navigates every step of your journey, from crafting your ideal company structure (mainland, freezone, offshore) to managing your finances with expert accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing. Secure visas and permits with our UAE residency support, open the right bank account and find the perfect business office solution. We make navigating UAE taxation seamless, maximizing your benefits.

Elevate Your Business: Achieve Excellence. Harness our management consulting prowess to craft winning strategies, refine your operations, and secure sustainable growth. With LFL, your business isn’t just set up; it’s primed to excel.

Unlock Your Business Adventure with
the Right Business License in Dubai

Unlock Your Business Adventure with the Right Business License in Dubai

Launching a business in Dubai? Navigating the world of trade licenses in Dubai, UAE can be confusing. Let’s simplify it!

Choosing the right license is crucial for seamless operations and legal compliance. At LFL International Group, we guide you through the four most common options available in Dubai:

Commercial License:

The all-rounder for your general trading business.

  • Ideal for import/export, retail, and more.
  • Manage up to 10 activities under one license.
  • Enjoy startup support, banking benefits, and trade incentives.
  • Simplified visa applications for employees and management.
  • Cost-effective renewals.
Professional License:

Showcase your expertise in service-oriented fields.

  • Perfect for consultants, trainers, doctors, lawyers, and more.
  • Fixed annual fees and clear service details for clients.
  • Secure employee visas.
  • Ideal for businesses offering specific professional services
Industrial License:

Transform raw materials into valuable products.

  • Manufacture food, textiles, machinery, and more.
  • Requires a physical office space or warehouse within a Free Zone.
  • Potential operational, tax, and customs benefits based on your activities.
  • Contribute to the local economy and create new products.
Tourism License:

Explore the booming tourism industry.

  • Operate as an outbound, inbound, or travel agent.
  • Issued by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai’s DED.
Our Benefits

Why Choose us

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey with LFL International Group Consultancy, your compass in the dynamic landscape of business formation in Dubai. Our odyssey began in 2000 with the inception of the London-based Law Firm Limited, marking the start of a journey dedicated to growth and a steadfast commitment to excellence. From our initial focus on UK immigration and business consultancy, we have blossomed into a conglomerate of international companies, each dedicated to nurturing the aspirations of our global clientele.

A Multinational Firm Offering Local Personalization

Since 2000, Law Firm Limited has stood out by offering cost-effective, bespoke services. With offices in both London and Dubai, our approach is comprehensive yet tailored. We do more than simply providing simple solutions to complex legal problems; we work to understand and adapt to your unique needs.

Our team’s expertise lies in staying ahead of rapidly changing legal landscape in the countries where we operate, and in making transitions for our clients easy – some would say nearly effortless!

CEO & Founder Ivanna Shevlyakova

Step-by-Step Process of Business Formation in Dubai/UAE (2024)

Business Formation in Dubai, UAE

Are you thinking of starting a business in Dubai? As the leading business formation consultants and market entry specialists in the UAE, LFL International Group is here to guide you every step of the way. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive:

● Strategic location: Connects the East and West, offering access to lucrative markets.

● Pro-business environment: Streamlined processes, tax benefits, and government support.

● Diverse economy: Opportunities in various sectors, including tourism, finance, and technology.

● Excellent infrastructure: World-class transportation, communication, and digital systems.

● High quality of life: Safe, cosmopolitan environment with diverse cultural offerings.

● Government initiatives: Incubators, accelerators, and funding programs for startups.

● Free zones: Offer special benefits like tax exemptions and ease of doing business.

● 100% foreign ownership: Permitted in many sectors, attracting global investment.

● Low corporate tax rates: Competitive tax environment compared to other developed countries.

● LFL streamlines the process:

○ Choose your legal structure (LLC, sole proprietorship, etc.)

○ Select a business activity and location (mainland or free zone)

○ Obtain business trade licenses and approvals with our support

○ Secure visas and work permits through our expertise

○ Open a corporate bank account with guidance

○ Ensure legal and regulatory compliance with our assistance

● Consider your target market, business activity, and budget.

● Mainland offers wider market access, while free zones provide specific benefits.

● At LFL International Group, we research different free zones based on their industry focus and incentives

● Expert Guidance: Our team navigates legal, regulatory, and operational complexities.

● Time-Saving Efficiency: We handle paperwork, applications, and approvals for a smooth process.

● Local Knowledge: Leverage our deep understanding of Dubai’s business landscape.

● Tailored Solutions: We create a customized plan that aligns with your specific goals.

● Ongoing Support: We remain your trusted partner beyond business formation.

● Mainland: Offers wider market access but requires local partners (except for specific exceptions).

● Free Zone: Limited local market access but offers tax exemptions and ease of setup. We analyze your needs and recommend the best option.

● General trading license

● Professional license

● Industrial license

● Commercial license

● Specific licenses for individual activities (e.g., tourism, healthcare)

● Comply with company law, commercial law, and specific activity regulations.

● Understand visa and labor regulations for employee sponsorship.

● Adhere to financial reporting and taxation requirements.

● Local service agent (LSA): Assists with administrative tasks and visa processing.

● Local sponsor (mainland only): UAE nationals required for certain activities.

● Limited Liability Company (LLC): Most popular choice, offering limited liability protection.

● Sole Proprietorship: Suitable for small businesses with one owner.

● Branch Office: For existing foreign companies to operate in Dubai.

● Joint Venture: Partnership between local and foreign entities

● Yes, in many sectors except for specific activities requiring Emirati involvement.

● Documents need to be notarized and translated into Arabic if necessary.

● Government departments or legal service providers can assist with this process.

● Renewals are required annually, with fees based on license type and activity.

● The process involves updating company details and submitting required documents.

● Branches have limited scope compared to local companies.

● Cannot engage in retail activities or own real estate directly.

● Only sometimes, some free zones offer virtual office options.

● Physical office required for mainland companies and specific activities.

● Provide expert guidance on legal, regulatory, and operational aspects.

● Navigate the process, save time, and ensure compliance.

● Choose a bank, schedule an appointment, and bring the required documents.

● The process typically takes 2-4 weeks. Select the right account type for your needs.

● Yes, some legal structures like LLCs have minimum share capital requirements.

● Requires sponsorship and submission of documents to immigration authorities.

● Processing time varies depending on visa type and nationality.

LFL provides transparent pricing:

○ Costs vary depending on your chosen structure, location, and activities.

○ We offer competitive rates

Explore Our Expertise

Our Services

  • Mainland Company Formation
  • Freezone Business Formation
  • Offshore Company Formation

20+ Years

of experience in a broad spectrum of services

Where do businesses go for advice in the UAE?

Here. You go right here. Our experienced team can help you stop wasting time and energy on the business formation in Dubai, UAE process. We’ll make sure your transition into UAE is seamless, convenient, effortless, and personal.