The ideal base for corporate headquarters
With an independent and internationally-recognised common law system, combined with a robust and dynamic regulatory environment, DIFC provides an attractive jurisdiction to locate corporate and management ofﬁces. DIFC also offers ﬁrms operating in the Centre free capital movement and ﬂexible labour regulations. Through their headquarters and regional ofﬁces, these companies can centralise strategic leadership and the regional or global management of business activities.
Corporates can also run their treasury operations, including foreign exchange hedging and liquidity management through the DIFC. This forms a platform for shared services centres, for group companies and business units.
TYPES OF CORPORATE OFFICES OPERATING IN DIFC:
- Holding Companies
- Proprietary Investments Firms
- Single Family Ofﬁces
- Managing Office (including Treasury Centres)
- Special Purpose Company (SPC)
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Creating a presence in an overseas market can be challenging even for the most established firms. The DIFC’s streamlined process makes setting up both clear and efficient. Firms are guided through our integrated application, registration and incorporation, leasing, and employee sponsorship processes by a dedicated relationship manager. Firms benefit from this single point of contact for service provision, query handling, issue resolution, expansion assistance, and ensuring the return of maximum value for their presence in the centre.