Company Formation

All businesses, whether industrial, professional, trading or services, must be licensed to operate in the UAE. We advise and assist in establishing all types of business entities, both onshore and offshore, and special purpose vehicles (SPV’s) for special projects.

It is often the case that businesses are established without seeking legal advice and simply relying on the opinion of a formation agent- such agents are not lawyers but persons who have a vested interested in just selling a product.  UAE laws are very demanding: licenses are not generic and are instead specific to the nature of the business activity, and its location. There is, certainly, no ‘one size fits all’ approach and it would be prudent to ensure that your company is tailored to suit your needs. For instance, the Commercial Companies Law and the Trade Agencies Law is the primary federal legislative framework controlling commercial activities in the UAE, while each emirate and freezone has its own set of rules and regulations.

Hence, it is only prudent to ensure that all aspects of establishing a business are clarified before starting off.

We provide professional and personalized assistance to clients who wish to set up a business anywhere in the country, ensuring that applications meet the approval of authorities in respective jurisdictions. At TWS Legal Consultants, we also offer tailor made solutions to suit specific budgets.

Besides being official agents for the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), we can assist with a choice of free zone locations across the UAE.

  1. Free zone companies
  2. Offshore companies in the UAE, or at international offshore locations
  3. Branches and representative offices of foreign companies
  4. Professional licences

To obtain more information about how to form your new company or attain a new business license, please contact our experienced team on or call +971 4 448 4284.