Head of Dubai Office
Minerva established its presence in Dubai in 2007 to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile international client base.
The business travel associated with trade between East and West, combined with Dubai being an airline hub, makes it a logical stopover for many Minerva clients. Our presence in Dubai is welcomed by those wishing to meet us whilst in transit and is also comfort to clients resident in the region.
Most competitors visit the region periodically. However our permanent presence allows us to provide clients with a far more personal experience enabling us to discuss complex family arrangements or more technically challenging corporate transactions face to face and with greater discretion.
The business has grown strongly over the last decade with Dubai’s credentials as a trading centre supporting the needs of clients in two of Minerva’s key markets – East Africa and India and their trading relationships with one another, with the rest of Asia, and with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
A favourable regulatory environment offered through various free zones in the region and the certainty of international legal systems has supported our growth. So too has the willingness of local regulatory bodies to adopt international standards and to listen to the needs of our clients. For example the DMCC introduced a Single Family Office licensing regime in 2015, in which Minerva played an instrumental role.
Of all the Emirates, Dubai has consolidated its position as the principal international financial centre serving the GCC countries. Its stability, first class communications, tax treaty network and broad financial services infrastructure make it the ideal location for global banks, financial services companies, legal and accounting services providers seeking a presence in the region.
From its Dubai office Minerva provides the following core services:
We are flexible in our response to client needs, the local environment and working with Minerva’s international offices so as to hold assets in a manner which most efficiently achieves clients’ objectives.
Dubai has also become an increasingly attractive destination in which to take up residency or to invest. Minerva supports many clients with these ambitions as the laws and customs of the region can present challenges for those unfamiliar with them and we can help simplify the complex process of attaining residence.
Minerva Middle East DMCC is registered and licenced in Dubai as a free zone company under the rules and regulations of the DMCCA.
Our broad range of services helps individuals, entrepreneurs and families effectively manage personal assets and protect family wealth for current and successive generations.
These services have evolved over four decades and reflect our approach of giving clients choice in the location from which their relationship is managed.
Our private client teams in Jersey, London, Geneva, Mauritius, Nairobi, Dubai and Singapore are all experienced dedicated professionals for whom proactively delivering first class service is paramount.
The flexibility with which we deliver our comprehensive range of corporate services allows us to assist our corporate or more corporately orientated clients with full services, limited services or on a transactional basis.
The team places great emphasis on proactivity, responsiveness and technical strength in depth, working closely and in a co-ordinated manner with clients and their professional advisers.
The nature of our corporate work often involves administering structures with components in different jurisdictions, so our corporate team is drawn from across Minerva’s international offices.
We provide services designed to assist investment funds and associated parties in the creation and ongoing administration of a wide range of fund types. We have extensive experience working with investors and advisers whose strategies involve Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the GCC.
We have strength in administering funds under the regulatory frameworks of Jersey and Mauritius although our experienced team are well qualified to provide services to fund structures and related parties in other well-regulated jurisdictions.
“I have to thank you for all your assistance. I am personally very grateful to you and I only wish I had been in touch with you earlier. ”Private client, Dubai