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Dubai Residency Through Company Formation


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Dubai Residency Through Company Formation

Benefits of setting up a business in the UAE

Setting up a business in the current times might sound irrational but according to many experts, this unique phase can prove to be an ideal time for setting up a business if it is built with a coherent plan and the right attitude.

It is worth commending the spectacular initiatives the government of the UAE took in terms of medical, financial, business incentives, flexible payment plans, and initiatives in other fields. The measures and messaging of the government has once again regained the trust of its residents and has always shown resilience and bounced back as a stronger and better economy.

Now is the time to think of relocating to one of the finest countries of the world and get a residence visa through company formation.
Join us for a webinar with Creative Zone Business Setup experts who will walk you through the journey and explain the process in simple words. Bring your idea and questions along.



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Alistair Paine

    Business Setup Manager

    Alistair Paine has been a Business Set-Up Manager for 4 years with Creative Zone and has vast experience in company structuring, Free Zone and onshore UAE company formation, offshore SPV creation and providing risk mitigation solutions for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations establishing or expanding their presence here in the UAE.

    Prior to this Alistair has had experience in Corporate Services his whole professional life. Working closely with a premium capital raising outfit previously, Alistair has built up a strong network of lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, corporate finance houses, banking professionals and corporate service providers. Having lived in the UAE for an overall period of 22 years, Alistair has watched the country develop, grow and transform into the global powerhouse it is today and proudly calls the UAE his home.

    Jamie Harvey

    Senior Business Setup Advisor

    Jamie Harvey is one of Creative Zone’s senior Business Setup Advisors, experienced in company formation with a demonstrated history of working in the business consulting history. Jamie specialises in helping clients make the right choice when it comes to choosing between Mainland or Freezone and has worked with many SMEs and vast organizations in their pre-business setup and growth.

    Nilesh Ashar

    Tax Partner, KPMG

    Nilesh Ashar is a Tax Partner with KPMG based in Dubai with over 24 years of Big 4 International and M&A tax experience advising clients across emerging (Middle East / India) and mature economies (UK / Europe).

    He has significant experience in advising a wide variety of clientele spread across sectors like real estate and infrastructure, financial services, SWF/ PE, oil and gas, retail, family owned businesses, etc. on international tax matters, cross border tax structuring, M&A tax, economic substance advisory, tax governance, transfer pricing, FATCA/ CRS advisory and VAT. He has an extensive experience in helping businesses manage tax risks, effective tax rates and improve their tax processes in the ever evolving business and transactional environment.

    Nilesh has extensively advised MNEs on developing tax manuals/ governance frameworks to help them shape the tax function in the current global tax environment and managing their regional/ global tax compliances including meeting BEPS Action 13 documentation requirements, or the more recent economic substance regulations. He has also advised GCC headquartered MNEs on tax structuring and foreign investment regulations requirements and tax due diligence for global acquisitions / expansions.

    He serves as the lead Tax Partner on a number of key accounts and advised on a range of tax issues including international and corporate tax, transfer pricing, VAT, customs duty, and global mobility tax issues.

    He started his professional career with EY in India (Arthur Andersen upto 2002) and was relocated to EY London to set up the India Tax Desk, with business development, tax structuring and foreign investment advisory responsibilities for international companies in the UK and the European region, before relocating to UAE to lead KPMG’s tax practice in the UAE.

    He is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences, client workshops and various industry forums and has contributed to many thought leaderships and views on tax matters in print and television/ radio.

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