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DIFC Corporate Services

Company Administration • Company Secretary • Incorporation • Board of Directors • Company Meetings • DIFC Portal Administration

Key Contacts

  • Samer Qudah, Partner, Head of Corporate Structuring view profile
  • Izabella Szadkowska, Partner, Corporate Structuring view profile


Al Tamimi & Company's DIFC Corporate Services team assists and provides businesses registered and operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with their company administration.

In conjunction with Al Tamimi's other specialist practice areas, including Corporate Structuring, we provide a full service offering for the establishment and ongoing administration of DIFC companies. In particular, we act as a corporate service provider for DIFC special purpose companies (SPCs).

Our Expertise

Al Tamimi's DIFC Corporate Services team provides the following corporate services to DIFC companies:

  • Act as a company secretary;
  • Provide:
    • Incorporation services;
    • Majority of the board of directors;
    • Administrative services (including registered office services).
  • Act as a nominee shareholder;
  • Interact directly with the DIFC Registrar of Companies on behalf of the clients;
  • Maintain shareholders, directors and company secretary registers;
  • Attend board/shareholders meetings and take minutes;
  • Carry-out DIFC Portal submissions;
  • Issue/cancel share certificates; and
  • Witness execution and certify documents as true copies.


Why the DIFC and Al Tamimi & Company?

The DIFC is known for its attractive business and community infrastructure and is recognised and acclaimed for the convenience it offers to companies. It provides a transparent operating environment, compliant with global best practices with internationally accepted laws and regulations, which provide operational and legal solutions to best serve future international expansion plans of companies.

Al Tamimi is very well acquainted with DIFC offerings including its legal framework. We have extensive experience in structuring and establishing companies in the DIFC to enable businesses to achieve their strategic goals. Al Tamimi also provides comprehensive legal advisory services under the DIFC and DFSA regimes, both contentious (DIFC Courts, DIFC-LCIA Arbitral Tribunal) and non-contentious, focused on corporate governance and commercial matters, for example NASDAQ Dubai listing, M&A and/or corporate finance transactions advice and assistance. Our presence in the DIFC enables us to comprehensively understand why the DIFC is a particularly attractive jurisdiction from a legal and a commercial standpoint as well as advise clients under DIFC law on how to achieve their commercial objective in this state of the art jurisdiction.