Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, fully opened for business in 2015. At the heart of its strategy is the spirit of long-term partnership and collaboration – locally, regionally, and internationally. It is a financial free zone, independent jurisdiction encompassing the entire 114 hectares (1.14 sq. km) of Al Maryah Island with rules and regulations aligned with international best practice.

ADGM aims to establish a well-regulated and enduring financial market that is aligned with international standards and best practices of global financial centres such as London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Talk to our Business Setup Advisors to find out more.

Benefits of Setting up in Abu Dhabi  Global Market

1. Firms recognized as registered UAE firms
2. 100% foreign ownership
3. Common law jurisdiction
4. Best-in-class independent regulatory framework
5. Variety of legal structures available
1. Efficient digital process and procedures
2. Support with permits and government services
3. A deep pool of skilled professionals
1. 0% tax
2. No withholding of taxes or VAT
3. No restrictions on repatriation of profits
4. Growing number of Double Tax Treaties (68 in force and 26 in progress)
1. Grade ‘A’ offices and modern infrastructure
2. Global connectivity through world-class airlines
3. Leading hotels, healthcare and lifestyle amenities
1. Legal
2. Accounting
3. Consulting
4. Human Resources
5. IT
6. Training Provider

1. Tap into local and regional business opportunities
2. Access to business ecosystem with advisory & support needs
3. ADGM support services to facilitate market entry
1. Company Headquarters
2. Treasury Functions
3. Management Offices

1. 0% tax
2. Unlimited repatriation of profits
3. Growing number of Double Tax Treaties
4. International legal platform
5. Courts with renowned judges from across Common law jurisdictions
6. Access to quality financial and professional services providers
1. Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV)
2. Holding Companies
3. LLPs
4. LPs
5. GPs

1. Range of legal structures, providing simple structuring flexibility
2. Easy online registration process & ongoing reporting requirements
3. Transparent & competitive cost structures
4. Full spectrum of ownership structures including 100% foreign ownership and 50/50 JVs

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