Business Setup In ADGM – Abu Dhabi Global Market

Business Setup In ADGM: Abu Dhabi Global Market

ADGM provides a very efficient and robust business environment for the firms operating in Financial Service Industry.  KPI will be pleased to assist you in the process of Business setup in ADGM.

ADGM is the new Financial Center established in Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhbai, UAE.  It encompasses an area of 1.14 sq. km. ADGM was established in pursuant to Abu Dhabi Law No. 4 of 2013 as a financial free zone with its own civil and commercial laws. ADGM’s ambition is to be one of the leading international financial centers in the world.

ADGM’s strategy and regulations are developed in consultation with the leading financial institutions Regulators and IFCs.

The following three independent authorities provide a holistic environment allowing companies operate from the Centre.

Registration Authority

RA is the first point of contact for all establishments interested in a business setup in ADGM. Regulatory Authority support and guide organisations through the whole process of Company formation in ADGM, Registration and issuance of commercial licenses, visas and other services.

Financial Service Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

FSRA’s objective is to establish a robust and well-regulated financial market with high level of regulatory transparency and engagement. To achieve its objectives, FSRA has put in place:

  • Internationally recognized Regulatory Framework
  • Dynamic and market aware Regulations
  • Risk-focussed and proportionate approach
  • Co-operation and shared responsibility
  • High standards of quality and service

ADGM Courts

ADGM Courts support ADGM with a fully independent, common law framework to adjudicate civil and commercial disputes. ADGM Court’s judges are drawn from the most senior levels of judiciary of world’s leading common law Jurisdictions. They have long-standing, strong traditions of judicial independence.

The Benefits

Why Set up Your Business in ADGM

Some of the largest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are from Abu Dhabi.
ADGM located in Abu Dhabi,  the capital city of UAE, which offers a stable political environment, and enjoys one of the world’s highest GDP per capita.  The following are some of the reasons why you may consider a business setup in ADGM.

  • An independent jurisdiction with its own civil and commercial laws
  • Common law directly applicable providing high level of legal certainty
  • Independent ADGM Courts
  • 100% Foreign ownership
  • 0% tax
  • No withholding of taxes
  • No restrictions on repatriations of profits
  • Growing number of Double tax Treaties (69 in place, 27 in progress)
  • Fully digital application
  • Support with Visas and government services
  • Modern infrastructure, global connectivity

Business Setup In ADGM How KPI Can help?

KPI will be pleased to help you in setting up business in ADGM. From assessing your requirements – right up to getting your business started we will be there for you, we will be there with you during the entire process. Which means, we do all that takes to start your dream venture.

  • Which business activities you intend to carry out & how it can be mapped to the appropriate category of Authorised Firm of  FSRA, ADGM
  • Assistance in Completion of all application forms & documentation
  • Assistance in Preparing Regulatory Business Plan, Financial Projections & Prudential Return forms
  • Help demonstrate your fitness and probity test to obtain the license
  • Handholding for the entire process till you get your license

Business Setup In ADGM Why KPI As Your Trusted Consultant?

For your successful application with ADGM for  your business setup, what you need is a consultant having experience.  That is what we have in plenty,   In various roles ranging from External and Internal Auditors, as Outsourced CFO, Outsource Compliance Officers, Insolvency practitioners.  And above all, as consultant for getting Authorisation.

Personalized service

We treat each application as our own

The experience

Helped to establish above 25 Authorised firms in DIFC and ADGM

At ADGM since inception

The 1st entity to register at the center

First foreign fund manager & The First Category 2 entity

We helped to authorize the first foreign fund manager & the first Category 2 entity at the ADGM

Experienced professionals

Backed by well qualified, experienced professionals – CFA Charter holders, experienced risk and compliance, and banking professionals

Business Setup In ADGM Other Information

Business Setup In ADGM

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Setting Up Authorised Firm in ADGM

Setting up an Authorised firm in ADGM, to carry out financial services activities in ADGM, involves seeking authorisation or obtaining financial services permission from FSRA..

Set Up ADGM SPVs | Special Purpose Vehicles

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Setting Up ADGM Funds

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