Branch or Representative Office

  1. The UAE Companies Law allows 100% foreign ownership given that the company appoints a local service agent.
  2. With subject to approval of the Ministry of Economy, a company can utilize its branch office to carry out the parent company’s activities.
  3. A Representative office can be established for the promotion of the company’s products and services, but may not enter into contractual agreements and deals that do not represent the parent company. The company’s branch office can have maximum 4 employees.