Gateway into the GCC

KBH’s dedicated “Gateway to the GCC” service provides a gateway for many companies across the globe to the GCC market, which is an attractive investment and business jurisdiction, given the high per capita income of its consumers. KBH specialises in finding the right corporate structure helping clients to establish and maintain their operations from Dubai, to ensure a sustainable and profitable presence.

KBH provides tailored advice by delivering solutions to achieve successful entry into the DIFC, the UAE and the wider GCC region as set out below:

  • Considering the relative advantages of establishing the business in the DIFC or in a free zone or in an onshore jurisdiction
  • Selecting the right local business partner in an onshore enterprise and advising on the most appropriate, efficient and profitable corporate structure
  • Structuring the corporate or partnership model to allow for optimum future expansion
  • Assisting with the preparation and negotiation of articles of association, shareholder agreements or other core constitutive documents
  • Assisting with core commercial agreements including franchise and distributor agreements, lease agreements, sole purchase agreements, and agency and distribution agreements
  • Assisting and advising on trade and copyright protection, registration and brand value protection
  • Advising on relationships with corporate entities in other jurisdictions
  • Preparing model employment contracts and employee manuals
  • Preparing commercial contract templates and standard terms
  • Preparing compliance manuals and anti money laundering manuals and training
  • Visa and immigration advice

The firm provides speedy, expert and cost-effective assistance with incorporation, registration and other regulatory requirements in the region, including:

  • Registration and incorporation of companies in onshore and offshore jurisdictions
  • Setting up representative offices and registered offices
  • Setting up regulated and non-regulated investment companies
  • Setting up single family offices
  • Setting up holding and management companies
  • Setting up agency and distribution networks across the GCC
  • Providing nominee directorship services
  • Providing company secretarial services
  • Providing outsourced compliance services to regulated and non-regulated entities in the DIFC