WHY GBC?

  1. THE GBC ADVANTAGE
  2. ELIGIBILITY
  3. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
  4. CONCIERGE SERVICE
  5. GBC COUNCIL

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THE GBC ADVANTAGE

Global Business Corporation Regulations create a new type of corporate structure called the Global Business Corporation entity designed for the unique needs of corporations. GBCs are limited companies governed by common law rules — modeled after English corporate laws.

A NEW CLASS OF
CORPORATE ENTITY

A GBC entity can…

Achieve tax residency status in its first year
* Terms & Conditions apply

Enjoy VAT-free premises leases within the Jebel Ali Free Zone area

Leverage the GBC Concierge Service

Set up a branch or representative office onshore in the UAE

02

THE GBC ADVANTAGE

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR GBC LICENSING, INCORPORATION, OR CONVERSION A COMPANY MUST:

Have a registered office incorporated in Jafza

Carry out the activities of global holding or management company headquarters

And satisfy an “economic substance” test relating to its activities in the UAE

TYPES OF ENTITIES

Free Zone Enterprise
Partnership with Company
Branches of Businesses

03

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Global Business Corporation Regulations 2019 and common law principles govern GBC entities.

STRUCTURED FOR
UNRIVALED POSSIBILITY

REGULATIONS INCLUDE:

Limited Shareholder liability

Single shareholder minimum

Board of directors management

Broad Activity Licenses

Economic Substance Requirement

Global Holding Company Activities

DIFC Court Dispute Resolution

04

CONCIERGE SERVICES

GBC offers a full suite of concierge services to facilitate seamless incorporation and sustain
exponential growth.

EXCLUSIVE

BUSINESS INTERACTION

OUR CONCIERGE SERVICES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Collaborating with relevant government agencies/entities

Company incorporation, licensing, and VISAs

Serving as an agent for onshore branches

Collaborating with the Ministry of Finance to secure a Tax Residency Certificate

Organizing a GBC council that enables select companies to directly interact with Jafza management.

05

GBC COUNCIL

The GBC Council will provide a forum for registered GBC companies to share collective insights, opportunities, and experience gleaned from doing business as GBC entities based in Dubai.

BUSINESS & INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOR GLOBAL GROWTH

SHARED INSIGHT ON BUSINESS CHALLENGES

FORUM FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE DISCOURSE

NETWORK WITH OTHER DUBAI-BASED EXECUTIVES

Governing document (articles of association)