Middle East - How to do Business Guides

Taking this journey with you

Taking this journey with you

Regardless of size or experience, entering the Middle East market for the first time presents a multitude of options and challenges that should be considered. We recognise the complexity around each country’s own local regulations and the interconnectivity between their tax, legal and accounting regimes. 

Our specialist “Doing Business” advisors understand the processes involved in establishing a presence in the region, and help business leaders and investors to navigate this journey by drawing upon the strength of PwC’s Middle East and global network. We are proud to introduce PwC’s flagship inward investment platform and we look forward to taking this journey with you.

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Our How to do Business Guides facilitate global growth

We want to enable clients to focus on business development and growth and have one point of contact in their journey to achieving these goals. As part of  PwC Middle East’s regional aims we are here to provide local market experts across multiple disciplines such as tax, legal, accounting, assurance, and consulting.

We want to be your trusted advisor for international development, assist you in navigating the unknown, share insights and create a long term partnership that enables your business to establish a strong presence here in the region.

Our services include

Prior to entering a new Middle East market, PwC offers comprehensive assessment to identify clients needs and address relevant legal and regulatory implications which might be encountered during the business journey and help clients build the framework of their business. 

  • Making your new business official and giving you the legal grounds to move forward using your brand’s name.

  • Helping in building your organizational structure by which work flows through an organization and grouping work together within their individual functions to manage tasks.

  • Business consulting, tax preparation and financial planning.

  • Organizing visa applications in relation to the activities of identifying and soliciting individuals.

  • Legitimise the organization legal system and provide legal advice and services involving legal or law related matters like issue of legal opinion. 

  • Operational guidelines in relation to bank accounts procedures, recruiting teams and sourcing office space.

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Key benefits

  • A single point of contact for the Middle East
  • Link to local market experts across multiple disciplines such as tax, legal, accounting, assurance, and consulting
  • Navigate the unknown and share insight
  • Provide a sounding board to plan the journey
  • Become a trusted advisor for international development
  • Enable clients to focus on business development and growth
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How PwC's network of specialist advisers support your journey

Market entry analysis and project management
Setting-up local presence
Corporate governance and compliance
Corporate tax obligations
VAT registration and returns
Tax strategies and reporting
Transfer pricing strategies
Accounting compliance
Payroll set-up
Employment contracts and hiring strategies
Reward incentives
Immigration and visa applications
Legal contracts, helpline and support

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Mohammed Yaghmour

Mohammed Yaghmour

Tax & Legal Services Leader, PwC Middle East

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