Forming your company in ADGM
By Ayesha and 3 others4 authors156 articles
Do I need a Company Service Provider (CSP) to set up an ADGM SPV?
Can I license IP from my ADGM SPV?
Do I need to rent physical office space for my ADGM SPV?
Where would an ADGM SPV sit within my corporate structure?
How long does it take to incorporate an ADGM SPV?
What is nexus?
What is an ADGM Tech Startup?
How do I appoint Clara to manage my ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
What is the difference between the Seed and Emergent stages for an ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
Am I eligible for an ADGM Tech Startup?
What are the costs of an ADGM Tech Startup?
What do I need to include in my tech startup business plan?
How do I add an authorised signatory on Clara for ADGM incorporation application?
What are the ongoing obligations for an ADGM Tech Startup?
What is the incorporation process for an ADGM Tech Startup?
Checklist: Incorporating an ADGM Tech Startup
Can I get employee visas with an ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
How long is the ADGM Tech Startup Licence valid for?
Can any startup apply for an ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
Do I need to be in the UAE to apply for an ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
Who can apply for an ADGM Tech Startup Licence?
Can we use Clara's registered office address even though we are a tech start-up?
How to start your ADGM SPV via the Clara platform
How to complete your ADGM SPV application on Clara
What is an ADGM SPV?
Can I get employee visas if I incorporate an ADGM SPV?
What are the costs of an ADGM SPV?
Am I eligible to set up an ADGM SPV?
What are the ongoing obligations for an ADGM SPV?
Does Clara offer a registered office address service for ADGM?
Are there restrictions on the ownership of management structure of an ADGM SPV?
How do I incorporate an ADGM SPV with Clara?
What are the steps and how long does it take to incorporate your ADGM SPV?
When and how can I amend the Articles of Association of my ADGM company?
What information do I need to set up my ADGM SPV?
What are the legal and tax benefits of incorporating an ADGM SPV?
Can my ADGM SPV hold shares in a foreign company?
Can I change the purpose of my ADGM SPV after incorporation?
What is the minimum number of directors to be appointed with my ADGM SPV?
What are the ongoing costs for an ADGM SPV?
What is an ADGM Foundation?
Checklist: Setting up an ADGM Foundation
What are the costs of setting up an ADGM Foundation?
How long does it take to set up an ADGM Foundation?
Are there restrictions on the ownership or management structure of an ADGM Foundation?
Do I need to be in the UAE to set up an ADGM Foundation?
What are the ongoing obligations for an ADGM Foundation?
What are the requirements to register an ADGM Foundation?
What are the benefits of an ADGM Foundation?
What can an ADGM Foundation be used for?
A list of ADGM recognized auditors
Can we pay after you have processed the renewal?
Filing of Financial Accounts
What category is my ADGM company for accounting purposes?
Can we file consolidated accounts for an ADGM company?
What is a data controller?
Voluntary strike off for your ADGM company
What is a data processor?
What is included in the SPV renewal fee?
Can I get a discount on Clara fees?
What is included in the Tech Startup & Operating Company renewal fee?
Is there a grace period for the renewal?
Can we submit the renewal ourselves?
What happens if I do not renew my ADGM licence?
How can I change the residential address for a Director?
How can I change my service address?
How can I change my occupation?
What is required for the annual confirmation statement?
If I fail to renew my ADGM SPV, can I re-establish it later?
Can I convert to an SPV?
How do I change/remove my auditor?
What are the penalties for late renewal?
What does M - Professional, Scientific and Technical activities mean?
Who can I contact to lease an office space?
Will my ADGM company need to lease an office?
Can you recommend an accountancy firm?
Who can sign the financials?
Do we need an auditor?
We don't have a bank account, or any transactions - how do we prepare accounts?
How long does it take to complete the voluntary strike off of my ADGM company?
Do I have to appoint a data processor?
What is the last date I can renew?
What are the annual renewal fees for an ADGM entity?
What are my yearly filing obligations with my ADGM entity?
What is KYC and why is it required?
Why am I being asked to provide personal information and documents?
What is a PEP?
What do I need to do if I am a PEP?
I am a PEP. Can I set up an ADGM company?
Are there restrictions on nationalities who can set up an ADGM company?
What information and documents do I need to be a director of an ADGM company?
What information and documents do I need to be a shareholder of an ADGM company?
What information and documents do I need to be an authorised signatory of an ADGM company?
My KYC documents are not in English. Can I use them?
Do I need to notarize or legalise my shareholder documents to incorporate in ADGM?
What can be used as proof of residential address?
What does source of funds mean?
What does source of wealth mean?
What is the difference between source of wealth and source of funds?
Do shareholders and directors need to update ADGM if their details change?
Who needs to provide KYC information and documents?
When do I need to update you of changes to my details or my ADGM entity?
I have passports from more than one country. Do I need to declare this?
What is a service address?
I have an Emirates ID Card but not a permanent residential address in the UAE. What address should I use?
Why am I being asked for a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?
My company will have a corporate shareholder. What information and documents need to be provided?
What is a certificate of incumbency?
What is a certificate of good standing?
What is the difference between a certificate of good standing and certificate of incumbency?
What can I use to show the current shareholders and directors?
Can a child own shares in an ADGM entity?
Difference between paid and unpaid shares
What is an Investment Fund pursuant to the UAE Economic Substance Regulations?
What is an MNE Group pursuant to the UAE Economic Substance Regulations?
What is the process to have a company resolution notarised by the ADGM Notary?
What are Core Income Generating Activities (CIGA) for substance purposes?
Can Clara help with visa applications for ADGM companies?
Restricted words in ADGM company names
Does my ADGM entity need to file an economic substance notification or report?
Are there restrictions on naming ADGM companies?
What is Relevant Income for economic substance purposes in the UAE?
Is my entity an Exempted Licensee under the UAE Economic Substance Regulations?
How does my entity establish economic substance in the UAE?
Working with Clara as a Referral or Reseller Partner
Does an ADGM entity have Memorandum of Association?
Why does Clara force a fixed par value for ADGM companies?
Why does ADGM want to know if my company name has another meaning?
What is a Relevant Activity for economic substance purposes?
Should I first incorporate my KSA operating entity or ADGM SPV?
Filing your economic substance notification
What is an ADGM Authorised Signatory?
What is the breakdown of the renewal fees between Clara and ADGM?
Removing a director from your ADGM company
Is ADGM the right jurisdiction for me?
What types of ADGM entities can Clara set up?
Why do Clara Formations require sole access to the ADGM portal account?
Can we make changes ourselves?
How to change your ADGM company name?
Incorporation Application: Nominee shareholdings
Incorporation Application: purpose of your new ADGM company
Can I open a bank account for my ADGM entity?
When will I need to notarize or legalise my ADGM documents post incorporation?
Do I have access to the ADGM portal for my company?
Can I manage post-incorporation services myself with ADGM?
Can you provide us with our portal log-in?
Does ADGM follow UAE laws?
Can you provide us with a contact at ADGM?
How do we switch company service providers for my ADGM SPV?
What are the penalties for late filing of accounts?
What is economic substance reporting?
Is there any way to speed up my ADGM incorporation?
Can I use a nominee to be my ADGM Authorised Signatory?
What documents are included in my ADGM incorporation?
What is the process to have a Power of Attorney notarised with the ADGM Notary?