Bar Council of Kerala, India
Roll of Advocates of the Bar Council of Kerala, India (2001)
We are very happy with Deepa Suresh’s prompt legal assistance and her professionalism. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending James Berry & Associates to our circle of contacts.
Hi James, Deepa and Aqsa,
Congratulation on your growth and the consistently high service levels you have maintained over the 10-years we have worked together.
Your teams guidance in navigating the local UAE business conditions and differences against our existing countries of operation has been invaluable. As we both have grown James Berry and Associates continues to feel like an extension of us, rather than an outsourced resource.
Deepa and Aqsa are awesome.
Thanks for your recent assistance.
Dear Deepa, Certainly I have been more than happy rendering your firm’s services and will continue to work with you.
Having been in the region since 1980 you learn to appreciate the importance having a good support structure to keep both you and your business up to date with all legal requirements and regulations attached to everyday life In 2003 I partnered with James Berry Associates in the set up of a branch of an Australian hotel apartments group who successfully opened a property in JLT dubai ,The assistance and support through all legal and banking issues were dealt with efficiently by JB and his professional staff.
On a personal basis I have used JB for company formation which is up and running as well as domestic matters I would not hesitate to recommend JB associates as they have a team of professionals for all legal activities under one roof.
Do you provide individual and independent directorship services for companies in UAE? Does the fee you receive for such services exceed the mandatory VAT registration threshold, namely AED 375,000?
KYC or Know Your Client is in simple words a “client identification process” carried out by all Banks, Financial Institutions, Law Firms, Estate Agents etc.
The Ministry of Economy (“MOE”) has issued Resolution No. 694 of 2016 (“the Resolution”) to bring more clarity on the position of limited liability companies who have not amended their Memorandum of Association (“MOA”).
FAQs on Incorporating your business in Dubai
The DCC Regulations specifically require all companies and branches incorporated in the DCCA to adjust their legal status and adopt the new documentation- primarily the Articles of Association, within the next 12 months.
The Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), which is one of the first and largest free zone in the UAE, has now issued a new set of guidelines for the companies operating out of JAFZA
These regulations titled as Jebel Ali Free Zone Companies Implementing Regulations 2016 provides all the relevant guidelines for companies already operating in JAFZA and those to be set up in JAFZA.
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates offers many options to companies that engage in business and are looking to establish a presence here.
With different licensing zones, types of licenses and types of entities, it can be a real challenge for an entrepreneur to fully understand and ultimately choose the appropriate option. To help you start the process of deciding the right licensing option for your business, check out our fact sheet in the link:
There are many options open to foreign companies and individuals who seek to establish a business presence in Dubai ranging from a Company under the Commercial Companies Law (CCL) to a variety of Free Zones.
Deepa graduated from Pondicherry University in India in 2001, and was thereafter admitted as an Advocate on the Roll of Advocates of the Bar Council of Kerala, India. Prior to joining James Berry & Associates Dubai office, she practiced in the areas of banking, property and family matters. Her current areas of specialisation include setting up of all types of companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and all major Free Zones in UAE, offshore companies in UAE and elsewhere, Licence Amendments, Licence Renewals, Company Restructuring, share transfer transactions and Trademark Registrations.
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