Last year, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embarked on a number of historic policy shifts in an effort to entrench the UAE’s position as a leading Middle East economy and to attract foreign investment. In December 2020, the Government published a New Companies Law which introduced significant changes to the existing Law. Notably, providing for 100% foreign ownership of certain companies in the UAE. Prior to this, UAE limited liability companies were required to have at least 51% of their shares wholly-owned by UAE nationals (or a company wholly-owned by a UAE national).

Speakers: Adela Mues Marie Borye Marize Coetzer Tufayel Hussain

Event Type: Webinar

Start Date/Time:
28 April 2021, 1:00 PM United Arab Emirates Daylight Time
End Date/Time:
28 April 2021, 2:00 PM United Arab Emirates Daylight Time

Now it is 6 months on and the Government has further announced changes to the Emirati Nationality Law, paving the way for expatriates in the UAE to obtain UAE citizenship.

Please join us for an interactive session exploring what these changes mean for the UAE and wider Middle East region in terms of foreign investment, real estate and the existing free zones. We will also offer practical tips to companies looking to set-up in the UAE.