UAE Allows 100% Ownership Of Businesses For Expats

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UAE allows 100% ownership of businesses for expats Mar 08, 2021
Another major announcement made in November 2020 was the decision to allow foreign investors 100 per cent ownership of limited liabilities companies (LLCs).

The UAE has scrapped the need to have UAE nationals as sponsors, thus allowing expatriate investors 100 per cent ownership with effect from December 1, 2020.

The long-awaited 100 per cent ownership by foreign nationals of companies licensed and registered in the UAE is allowed as per Cabinet Resolution No. 16 of 2020.

The new law amended 51 articles and added new ones, mostly focusing on the regulation of provisions of establishing companies with limited liability shareholding. The amendments exempt expatriate investors from the minimum percentage ownership of UAE nationals.


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