Update on UAE's Economic Substance Regulation

  • 07 December 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Webinar


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Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a live webinar in collaboration with PKF International Limited on the topic: Economic Substance Regulation Update.

As per the Economic Substance Regulation, all UAE onshore and free zone companies and other UAE business forms are required to notify to the Relevant Authorities as to whether they are conducting the relevant activity or not as per the regulation and required to file the necessary details as mentioned in the notification form. The notification deadline for entities licensed in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is 31 December 2020.

Expert speaker, Sarika Dhameja, Head of Tax Services, PKF will be presenting the following topics: 

  • Key retrospective amendments to ESR Regulations – Companies to reassess
  • Notification and Economic Substance Report Template published 

  • Notice regarding filing requirements and deadline

  • Further details are in this link


Sarika Dhameja, Head of Tax Services, PKF UAE
Sarika has 20 plus years of experience in Taxation including International Taxation, Indirect-taxes, inbound and outbound tax planning, optimization of taxes in Global contracts, Acquisition structuring and Transfer pricing. She actively handled implementation of VAT in UAE, Service-tax in India and several other tax related implementations such as Fringe Benefit Tax, General Anti-Avoidance Rules, BEPS projects etc. She has also been involved in dealing with advisory matters related to International taxation, Economic substance regulations, Country by country reportings, led structuring for several MNCs and large clients for tax planning and has represented clients in high profile tax audits and litigation proceedings before various tax authorities/forums. Sarika has authored various articles in international publications and has also presented many tax technical topics in public forums.


Awais Chughtai, Relationship Manager of Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi. He provides valuable support to corporate and individual members of CBC to expand their professional network of contacts and enhance their presence in the business community. He is also actively involved in organising social events to bring Canadians and friends of Canada together. Awais holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. He has worked internationally, including in the UK, Pakistan and the Middle East.


  • CBC members and non-CBC members: Complimentary