Info Session: How to land your company in UAE and the ongoing considerations

  • 17 February 2020
  • 08:30 - 10:00
  • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center


  • Price is inclusive of 5% VAT.

Registration is closed

Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with ProPartner Group  for an informative session on how to land your company in UAE and the ongoing considerations. 

The speakers will be presenting the following topics:

  • How to land the company in UAE (types of entity, individual sponsor vs corporate sponsors, requirements for ADNOC approval)
  • Ownership Rules (Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)) updates
  • Dual Licensing - limitations – Ministry of Labor (MOL), office space, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA)
  • CICPA passes – process and criteria
  • Visas - recent updates
  • Mission visas – updates, limitations, costs
  • Long term visas – updates
  • Emiratisation requirements and new employment considerations – updates
  • Company Blocks - how to avoid and resolve them
.Prepayment Registration:
  • CBC members: FREE
  • Non-CBC members: AED 150

Price includes 5% VAT.

Dresscode: Business attire


James Elliot-Square - Business Development Manager

Known for his steadfast commitment to consistently producing a high level of achievement, James Elliot-Square, Business Development Manager for PRO Partner Group, oversees business development in the UAE and manages the company’s team of sales professionals. His tenured experience in the UAE company formation industry enables him to give his clients an extensive overview of business set up options and advice.

James brings remarkable levels of service, integrity and transparency to the business, as well as a deep understanding of the culture and motivations of clients from many different backgrounds. James has 16 years’ experience within the advertising and marketing industry throughout Europe and the Middle East and is known for surpassing his sales targets, inevitably driving profitability for the company through a supportive leadership approach and pro-active strategies.

Libbie Burtinshaw - Operations Manager

Libbie is Operations Manager for the UAE and assists clients from the formation of the company through to the onboarding of staff and the duration of the company’s lifecycle, making sure each business is compliant with UAE laws and regulations. Libbie controls the regulatory processes from the outset and, with the assistance of our able team of Government Liaison Officers, ensures all processes are completed in a timely manner.

Libbie’s greatest attribute is being able to truly understand the needs of her clients and possesses the unique ability to identify her clients requirements by asking the relevant questions, evaluating their needs and then implementing the necessary skills and services to service them with the upmost quality. Libbie believes in the core values of honesty, respect, integrity and ensuring peace of mind for her clientele. Libbie has a BA Hons degree in Journalism.