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We develop and implement tailor-made strategies for entrepreneurs and private individuals.

How we support you

Our team will prepare a tailor-made solution for you. We've done this more than 1,000 times and we know what matters.  

EXPERTISE FROM ONE SOURCE

Profitieren Sie von unserem umfassenden Know-how in den folgenden Bereichen:

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ASSETS

WHY SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS CHOOSE US

We believe in challenging the status quo and leading individuals and companies to international diversification.

By prioritizing quality over quantity, we cultivate long-term partnerships and foster an extensive network of successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to transform business expansions into sustainable success stories.

We understand the importance of crossing boundaries, the challenges but also the tremendous benefits it brings. That's why our commitment lies in making this journey seamless, rewarding and unforgettable - where each client's truth becomes our shared story.

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HOLLISTIC PLANNING

Wir kombinieren finanzielle Strategien wie Steuerplanung, Unternehmensstrukturierung und Bankwesen mit Überlegungen zu Immigration und Lebensstil, um einen umfassenden Plan zu entwickeln, der alle Elemente nahtlos miteinander verbindet.

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PARTNERSHIP

We do not focus on short-term transactions, but on creating long-term partnerships. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and mutual success.

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NETWORK

We create synergies between our clients by promoting targeted cooperation and partnerships

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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HOW WE START TOGETHER

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Please take 3-4 minutes to complete our application form. Be as detailed and open as possible. This will help us ensure that our services are a good fit for you and allow us to better understand your motivations and needs. You will then receive a response within 1-2 business days.

FIRST INTERVIEW

Sobald Ihre Bewerbung geprüft und genehmigt ist, vereinbaren wir ein persönliches Beratungsgespräch. In diesem Gespräch gehen wir tiefer auf Ihre Ziele ein, um sicherzustellen, dass unsere Dienstleistungen optimal auf Ihre Bedürfnisse abgestimmt sind.

RAPID IMPLEMENTATION

As soon as all questions have been clarified, we get to work. Due to our many years of experience, global network and optimized processes, the implementation of your individual plan usually takes no longer than 2 - 3 weeks.

CONTINUOUS ADVICE

Our support doesn't end with set-up. We provide ongoing advice, help you optimize your new tax strategy, utilize your new residence, and adapt to life changes with our comprehensive concierge services.

OUR MOST POPULAR SERVICES

We combine financial strategies such as tax planning, business structuring and banking with immigration and lifestyle considerations to develop a comprehensive plan that seamlessly connects all elements.

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  • Do you offer hourly consulting?
    At Flag Strategies, our focus is on creating holistic plans designed to provide a comprehensive and effective solution to your international business and life goals. We believe that hourly consulting is often not enough to fully grasp the complex demands and opportunities that come with going abroad. However, if you have specific questions or need advice on a particular point, we are happy to help. Please contact us and we will discuss the best course of action and connect you with the relevant expertise from our network if necessary.
  • For whom does it make sense to become a client of Flag Strategies?
    Flag Strategies specializes in the needs of individuals and entrepreneurs who have a specific financial portfolio. Our clients are typically individuals with assets of over €1 million or entrepreneurs whose companies have annual sales of more than €5 million . These financial requirements enable us to develop customized and effective strategies that meet the specific needs and goals of our clients. If you fall into these categories and are interested in comprehensive, internationally focused planning that optimizes your wealth and advances your global business interests, then Flag Strategies is the right choice for you. Through our specialized services, we ensure that you experience a significant and measurable improvement in your financial and operational results.
  • Does Flag Strategies also help with the implementation of the plan?
    Once your plan is in place, our role shifts to execution. Our service handles all logistics, from scheduling to document finalization, so you can focus on running your business.
  • What does Flag Strategies do?
    Flag Strategies specializes in providing comprehensive advice to high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs seeking to acquire multiple residency, citizenship and bank accounts worldwide. As a boutique advisory firm, we offer not only legal tax planning and international relocations, but also business development, all based on Flag Theory. Our goal is to help our clients achieve optimal asset protection and maximum freedom by leveraging the most effective strategies tailored to their unique needs and goals. With our expertise and global network, we guide top executives and entrepreneurs through the complexities of international wealth management, global citizenship and the global banking landscape to optimize their financial and lifestyle aspirations.
  • How much does the Flag Strategies service cost?
    Because our services are bespoke, we do not provide standardised price quotes; each of our plans is tailor-made. We focus on providing real added value rather than selling you unnecessary products. Even though we offer an exclusive service, we enable our customers to save costs in the long term. As part of our collaboration, which extends over several weeks, we will advise you in detail on the costs and benefits and discuss the options.
  • Why is a needs analysis necessary to use your services?
    To ensure that we can respond precisely to your individual goals and needs , we begin our collaboration with a needs analysis. This analysis only takes about 3 minutes and helps us to understand whether our services are the best fit for you. This process allows us to efficiently assess whether we are the right partner for you and thus avoid you investing time and resources in advice that is not useful. This careful preparation enables you to better define your own goals and promotes informed decision-making, which lays the foundation for a successful collaboration.
  • What are the costs of setting up a company structure abroad?
    The costs vary depending on the requirements and complexity of the project. In general, our service packages start at 15,000 euros. You will receive a detailed offer after analyzing your individual needs.
  • What are the advantages of setting up a business abroad?
    Benefits include tax benefits, legal separation of personal and business assets, protection of private assets, and the ability to attract investment.
  • How do I start the company formation process?
    The first step is an analysis of your current situation. Based on your individual goals and requirements, we will advise you on the best location and optimal structure for setting up your company.
  • What additional services does Flag Strategies offer?
    In addition to company formation and structuring, we offer services in the areas of business development, marketing, market analysis, office search and personnel recruitment.
  • How long does it take to incorporate a company in Dubai?
    The time it takes for a company to be incorporated in Dubai depends on the type of company and the extent of the registration and licensing processes. It can take between 2 and 3 weeks. It is possible to start the process while outside the country. However, in order to complete the incorporation of the company and obtain the residency permit and Emirates ID, you need to come to Dubai for about 6 business days.
  • Why is Flag Strategies the best partner for your business setup in Dubai?
    As Flag Strategies, we specialize in helping individuals and companies get off to a successful start in Dubai. We understand that starting a business in a foreign country can be a complex task, but we are here to simplify this process for you. We offer you a comprehensive package of services, ranging from advice on choosing the best business location in Dubai to actually setting up your company. Our goal is to make sure you can start doing business in Dubai quickly and efficiently. We are aware that a successful start in Dubai requires more than just a successful company formation. Therefore, we also support our clients in connecting and creating synergies with other companies in Dubai to maximize business opportunities. Our experts have extensive experience in setting up businesses in Dubai and understand the challenges that can be encountered on the road to running a successful business. We make sure all aspects of setting up your business are taken care of, including complying with local laws and regulations and minimizing costs. By working with Flag Strategies, you can rest assured that you are in good hands and can start your business in Dubai quickly and smoothly. We are always at your service and look forward to helping you set up your business in Dubai. Visit our YouTube channel and discover fascinating interviews with experts from our network. We cordially invite you to take a look and be inspired. Our channel offers insights into various industries and topics, from business start-upsin Dubai to successful business strategies. We believe that sharing knowledge and experience is an important part of business success and our channel offers a great opportunity to learn from the best.
  • What is the cost of incorporating a company in Dubai?
    The cost of setting up a company in Dubai varies depending on the type of company (Mainland or Freezone) and the activity (there are more than 2,000 different licenses). In addition, the number of shareholders, the number of visas required and the type ( Flexidesk or physical) and location of the office further influence the costs. Get contact us and together we will discuss the best solution and costs for founding your company.
  • Do I have to live in Dubai to set up a company?
    No, it is not necessary to live in Dubai to set up a company. However, if you decide to apply for an investor visa, you must enter the country every 12 months to ensure that your visa remains valid. Some banks also require proof of your residential address. Contact us and we'll be happy to help you find a solution.
  • What are the advantages of setting up a company in Dubai?
    The advantages of incorporating a business in Dubai include a stable economy, favorable taxes and duties, a central location, easy registration and licensing policies and a wide range of business opportunities.
  • What are the requirements to set up a company in Dubai?
    Anyone who is not in debt in Dubai and is over the age of 21 has the opportunity to set up a company in Dubai. To incorporate a company in Dubai you will need the following documents: Desired name of the company Passport copy and current address of the shareholder(s) (share split, if any) phone number and email address Passport photo (scan in high resolution) First name of mother and father, religious affiliation, education (highest degree)
  • What is the process of setting up a company in Dubai?
    In general, the following steps for incorporating a company in Dubai can be expected: Choose a legal form for your business, Mainland or Free Zone? Choose the right license for your company (there are more than 2,000 different activities) Apply for a trading license from the relevant authority or Free Zone For Mainland companies, register your company with the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and obtain the necessary permits. Rent an office or flexi-desk depending on your trading license requirements. The exact process may vary depending on the type of business and the requirements of the relevant authorities. We at Flag Strategies will advise you and support you in setting up your company in Dubai.
  • What types of companies can be incorporated in Dubai?
    There are 2 main types of companies that can be incorporated in Dubai. Therefore, the first step is to decide whether a mainland company or a free zone company is right for your needs. You can find more information about the difference here.
  • Can I own the company 100% or do I need a local partner?
    In the UAE free zones, foreign investors have always been able to own 100% of the company. Since June 1, 2021, it is also possible to own 100% mainland companies in the UAE without a local partner.
  • Which banks are recommended for opening a bank account in Dubai?
    We work with a large number of banks. There are various options, from international banks such as HSBC, Citibank or Standard Chartered to regional banks such as Emirates NBD, Mashreq Bank or First Abu Dhabi Bank. We also cooperate with private banks and crypto banks. Depending on your needs, we can discuss the best possible solution for you together.
  • What are the steps to take to open a bank account in Dubai?
    To open a bank account in Dubai, you must first select a bank in Dubai. You will then need to provide the necessary documentation, including your passport, resident permit, proof of address and, in many cases, a utility bill. To open a business account, you also need a trade license and a registered office. Our job is to take care of all your documents and help you open your accounts to ensure you are up and running as soon as possible.
  • How long does it take to open a bank account in Dubai?
    The time it takes to open a bank account in Dubai depends on the bank and account opening requirements. However, it usually takes between 3 and 6 business days to open a bank account in Dubai.
  • What is the cost of living in Dubai?
    Dubai is known for its high standard of living and luxurious offerings, which is reflected in the cost of living. The cost of living in Dubai can vary depending on lifestyle and location. Rent for an apartment or house is often the largest expense item, but transportation, food and leisure activities can also add up. Compared to European cities, the cost of living in Dubai can be higher. However, there are also plenty of budget options, especially if you're willing to live just outside the city center. Nevertheless, Dubai offers many advantages for expats, including tax advantages, a multicultural environment and a first-class infrastructure. It is important to be clear about the cost of living in Dubai before making a decision and to set a realistic budget to sustain your lifestyle. Please note that prices may vary depending on location and quality of facilities. This table is intended as a guide only and cannot take into account all individual factors that may affect the cost of living.
  • Consultants, lawyers, tax advisors
    Professional consultants in management, finance, law and tax have in-depth expertise and trusting relationships with decision-makers. By recommending our solutions, you can offer your clients added value and strengthen your own consulting expertise. Benefit from attractive commissions and expand your range of services.
  • Brokers, IT service providers, marketing agencies
    Brokers, IT specialists and marketing professionals have direct access to companies and individuals who can benefit from our products. As a partner, you can deepen existing customer relationships by offering additional, value-added services while also opening up new revenue streams.
  • Coaches, influencers, content creators
    Coaches, influencers and content creators can provide their clients and followers with additional tools by integrating our products into their content or coaching programs and at the same time benefit from our partner program.
  • Industry associations, professional networks
    Associations and professional networks play a central role in developing industry standards and connecting professionals. By partnering with us, you can offer your members exclusive benefits and special conditions that strengthen their engagement and sense of belonging.
  • Do you I have to pay taxes in Dubai?
    Dubai has no income tax and no capital gains tax. However, since 2018 a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% has been introduced. In addition, there are other taxes such as property tax (DLD-Fee) when buying real estate (4%) and a tourism tax. As far as corporate taxes are concerned, companies in free trade zones are tax-exempt. For mainland companies, however, a corporation tax of 9% is under discussion from mid-2023.

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ABOUT
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Headquartered in Dubai, Flag Strategies had its origins in January 2009 and was launched by Swiss Financial Yard AG founder David Paulson in response to the biggest global financial crisis to date.​

In 2015, the management decided to relocate the company's headquarters to the United Arab Emirates and integrate it into the Ultimate GI LLC holding company. 

 

In 2009 it was already clear that the protection of assets and the global orientation of corporate structures will play a key role in the success of our clients.

 

As early as 2010, the company focused on strategies that enable companies and private individuals to achieve an optimal starting position in a globalized world through decentralized financial and tax structures, which ensures the long-term success of our clients.

We have helped over 1000 clients  in the last 13 years.

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