DIFC provides an established and tested legal and regulatory framework. Safe and stable, Dubai is a global city and business, trade and tourism centre that is fully connected to regional and global markets.
Specialised laws and regulatory regimes for highly flexible corporate structures
Management offices, holding companies and family offices are located closer to the assets they own or manage
High concentration of international players, investment funds, wealth management expertise, banks, and financial institutions
Although operating independently, the DIFC Authority, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) serve a common goal: reinforcing DIFC’s principles of integrity, transparency and efficiency.
The DIFC Authority is responsible for the guiding strategy, ongoing development and overall public administration of DIFC. The DFSA is the globally recognised independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from DIFC. The DRA provides an English-language, commercial common law judicial system, as well as a dispute resolution platform, and other services to deliver legal excellence in the Middle East.
Simple and straightforward licensing, registration and regulation, make setting up and operating in DIFC fast and efficient.
Discuss your proposed corporate office structure with DFSA and DIFC service advisors
Submit application documents
Receive approvals for licenses, visas and consent notifications
Download additional information about establishing a corporate office, holding company, proprietary investment company, intermediate special purpose vehicle, special purpose company or single-family office in DIFC.
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