UAE Economic Substance Regulations (ESR)

  • 27 October 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with PKF is organizing an informative webinar on UAE Economic Substance Regulations (ESCR).

UAE ESR was introduced in 2019. In-scope Licensees already undertook first round of compliances for the financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Regulatory Authority have been reviewing such compliances and approaching Licensees to seek further information and / or documentation. In view of the International ramifications and steep penalties for non-compliances, it becomes vital for the UAE businesses to evaluate their position under UAE ESR correctly and comply appropriately on regular basis. This webinar will cover the key provisions, required compliances and experience so far with this important regulation.

  • Applicability and exemptions
  • key current provisions
  • required compliances
  • related issues faced by in-scope Licensees in meeting the economic substance tests and
  • what areas / issues authorities have looked into so far


    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.


    Complimentary for CBC members and non-CBC members