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Due Dates for Declaration of Ultimate Beneficiary Owners (UBO) in JAFZA Companies

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A real beneficiary of an entity is someone:

a) who ultimately owns that entity through direct or indirect ownership of shares representing 25% or more interest in the capital of such an entity; or

b) who has voting control of 25% or more of the capital of such an entity by exercising control over such an entity (by for example, having a right to appoint or remove the majority of the entity’s directors/managers).

If it is not possible to identify the real beneficiary (i.e. a natural person) of an entity, then the natural person who exercises control over the entity shall be considered as the real beneficiary.

JAFZA UBO Compliance deadline

As per the Regulation, the details of Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) are supposed to be filed by all the licensees (Legal Person) within 60 days of the promulgation of the decision i.e. by October 27, 2020. However, most of the Licensing Authorities have issued their own deadlines to be adhered to comply with Beneficial Owner Procedure Regulations.

In this regard, recently, JAFZA has extended the deadline up to 31st March 2021 for licensees registered with them.

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