WHY A GBC?

  1. THE GBC ADVANTAGE
  2. ELIGIBILITY
  3. CONCIERGE SERVICE
  4. GBC COUNCIL
  5. OPERATING MODEL OPTIMIZED

01

THE GBC ADVANTAGE

Global Business Corporation Regulations create a new type of corporate entity called a Global Business Corporation that is designed for the unique needs of multinational corporations. GBCs are limited companies that are registered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai and administered under the Global Business Corporation Regulations (2021) which are modelled after common law.

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

Have its global headquarters located outside the UAE

Operate in a growing and strategically important industry

Have strategies for international market growth or operational transformation

TYPES OF ENTITIES

Free Zone Enterprise
Partnership with Company
Branches of Businesses

03

CONCIERGE SERVICES

GBCs benefit from a comprehensive suite of services provided by a dedicated customer service team to facilitate incorporation, immigration, licensing and other corporate secretarial and compliance matters

DEDICATED

BUSINESS SUPPORT

OUR CONCIERGE SERVICES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Interfacing with relevant government bodies and entities

Company incorporation, licensing, and VISAs

Onshore Dubai branch registration and agency services.

Interfacing with the Ministry of Finance on Tax Residency Certificate matters

A GBC council that enables select companies to directly interact with Jafza management and each other.

04

GBC COUNCIL

Be part of an interactive and innovative community of world-leading companies and brands that collaborate to address business challenges, opportunities and risks in the region and beyond

BUSINESS & INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOR GLOBAL GROWTH

SHARED INSIGHT ON BUSINESS CHALLENGES AND OPPERTUNITIES

STRATEGIC COLLABORATION, SOLUTIONING AND ALLIANCES

NETWORK WITH OTHER DUBAI-BASED EXECUTIVES

BE PART OF SHAPING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEM

05

OPERATING MODEL OPTIMISED

Redefine the art-of-the possible for international operating model design by exploring how a GBC can help your company unlock value for all business stakeholders in a dynamic and evolving ecosystem of trade enablers, customers and suppliers

STRUCTURED FOR
UNRIVALED POSSIBILITY

International trade and total landed cost optimisation

Strategic alliances with key customers, suppliers and trade enablers

Enabling asset-light and other capital improvement and allocation strategies

Operating cost improvements including rent and utilities, labour and travel

Architecting integrated and innovated tax-effective operating models

Enhanced data, business intelligence and management decision-making