June 20th, 2018
+971 44 344253
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Our Services

What we do

Fund Services

More personal, more holistic, more inclusive.

We provide a comprehensive range of services to hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds, real estate funds, asset managers, private banks, family offices and high net worth individuals.

The complexities of setting up an entity can vary considerably country by country, state by state, and province by province. Each has its own procedures, bureaucracy and mandatory processes that determine set-up timelines and how fast a company can legally commence business.

Our local offices are staffed by experienced company secretaries, lawyers and paralegals with several decades’ worth of experience in incorporation.

Our experts not only speak the local language but have detailed knowledge of their jurisdiction (its laws, customs and culture) with regular, direct contact with the local authorities. We operate in so we are on top of changes as, and when, they happen.

We are able to offer fixed fee and single currency invoicing if preferred and we are compliant with all international and local tax regulations supported by robust Know Your Client (KYC) and anti-money laundering processes in UAE, Cayman, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Malta that allow us perform the AML for the fund incorporation and be a transferred agent in Dubai for your worldwide fund.

Companies Establishment - UAE and worldwide

Based in UAE, Gemana is a leading, independent provider of Corporate Services to international clients who want to establish their operations and / or structure in the Emirates.

We offer a full range solutions based on our expertise with the government authority, licensing, corporate and accounting, administration and financial matters, to:

Corporate and Group
High Net Worth Individuals
Wealth Managers
Family Offices
Investment Managers

One of the most difficult decisions for an investor is to identify the best country in which to create a new company or move a department and choose the best local corporate type.

UAE onshore economy is divided into Free Zone and Mainland area.
Each of them, with advantages and limitations that client must know.

IC Offshore, provide a confidentiality and tax efficient solution.

UAE has now become a very well-known place for being the rock for setting up numerous companies for worldwide assets protection. Another UAE’s significant feature is a successful, stable banking system as an alternative to other countries such as United Kingdom or Switzerland.

Global Banking and Compliance

Once a company is incorporated the next step is to open a current or investments bank account

An international bank is a financial entity that offers financial services, such as payment accounts and lending opportunities to foreign clients. These foreign clients can be individuals and or companies. Though, every international bank has its own policies outlining with whom they do business with.

Tighter compliance regulations have challenged financial institutions in a variety of ways. Compliance risk approach has become one of the most significant ongoing concerns for financial-institution executives. This model has offered a limited understanding of the business operations and underlying operations. Many bankers still struggle with the fundamental issues of the control environment in the first line of defense such as compliance literacy.

The need for more accurate and efficient “Know Your Customer (KYC)” checks is growing, with banks also in non-banking financial institutions.

Nowadays, companies and financial companies such as funds in businesses in international banking are facing the complexities of compliance request which can be very costly in terms of time and resources.

Our aim: help clients in this procedure and advice on how to avoid unexpected consequences, through a combination integrated legal and compliance competencies, we shall offer time-saving efficiency, Compliance dialogue with the bank which will be able to replace, enhance your KYC AML efforts and ensure that your processes perform better, to support your growing businesses and in the bank account openings.

Advisory Services and ADR Mediation

Getting involved in the UAE and Dubai legal system can be a nightmare if you have no background on the legal system in Dubai, then you are in for a fun ride. Imagine a hybrid of traditional Islamic (Muslim) law combined with modern civil law that is commonly practiced in Europe and nearby countries and Islamic principles, that govern the core of most legislation.

If you are accustomed to the common law system that is used in the United Kingdom or Civil Law of Roman extraction, you must take time to understand Dubai law as it is quite different. Dubai legal system (and UAE as a whole) does not rely much on statutes (case law) and precedents (previous decisions made in similar cases) like common law systems do (United States come to mind here). Not only, there are different laws for companies (Free Zone or Mainland), labor, real estate, intellectual property and each free zone has its own specific internal law. Because of the commingled nature to complicate things further, the legal system is split into a dual court system in Dubai. There is Sharia (traditional) courts and the modern civil courts. Each handle different types of cases. Although English versions are allowed in most cases, Arabic version is always prevailing, if any.

Even when it seems like you’ve done everything right, sometimes disputes crop up. Settling them in courts is generally long, messy, and expensive. Alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration, are often considered an easier route. In fact, they can be included in agreements as the preferred method of dispute resolution. Whether you’re considering signing a contract with an ADR clause like this, or you’re facing a dispute and you’re looking for alternatives to going to court, here’s an overview on ADR methods to help you move forward.

ADR and legal Mediation
Mediation is the conciliatory variant of alternate dispute resolution. The core element of this kind of ADR is the mediator, a neutral third party chosen by both parties in a mutual agreement or even selected in advance. The mediator negotiates with both sides in order to reach a compromise that will satisfy the claims of each. The exact method of mediation varies from mediator to mediator, but is always focused on finding the middle ground that will serve both parties and settle a dispute.

Business and Family Relocation

Corporate advice and much more

Every year, the grass on the other side of the fence looks greener to many entrepreneurs, and a change of place looks like the most promising path to growth. Business owners relocate their businesses for different reasons, ranging from more customer traffic and better growth opportunities. However, relocating a company can also be time-consuming and disruptive, with risks to employee and customer relationships. A relocation plan must include mechanisms for evaluating the risks and benefits of the move, as well as a detailed checklist of relocation tasks.
Our aim: help clients during this processing and advice on how avoid risks.

Visa Processing and much more

Dubai is increasingly becoming one of the top destinations in the world to reside. 
Although United Arab Emirates have an efficient mechanism for Visas issuing, it is not an easy procedure. Our aim: help clients during Visa processing and advice on how to avoid unexpected Shariah consequences.

Globally Minded

how we work


Working toward common goals.

We believe that most compelling ideas never exist in a single person, place, company or country, but in many, and change over time.

The challenges that come with significant wealth should not be underestimated.

Many family offices and high net worth individuals, with complex business structures own a diversity of investments, business and real estate interests may decide to setting a fund.

As Managers, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, we are aware that a diverse clientele means that clients often face unique situations. It is at times like these that we look beyond traditional methods to formulate proprietary strategies to address these unique obstacles that our clients have faced.

Clients need tailored and flexible interventions in order to create a valid and lasting plan which will be successful from a global, analytical and personal point of view.

Globally: through the integrated analysis of legal requirements, business entities covered by the law, contracts, company ownership structure.
Analytically: by studying business and solutions, suitable for the Client’s individual needs and company set up, which are in line with its development plans and organisational structure.
On personal level: by assessing all the stockholder needs.

Our truly global reach, with a presence in the world’s major financial centres and a range of internationally recognised fund domiciles, enables us to consistently meet the needs of our clients and their investors, wherever they may be.


Independent, privately-owned, boutique consulting firm.

Turnover for vanity, profit for sanity

It’s true boutique management consultancy firms tend to be small, expensive and highly specialist.

Unlike the big firms, we don’t try to be all things to all men.

Whilst we believe that we are the very best in our area (we wouldn’t be able to charge the day rates we charge if we weren’t), you won’t find us shouting about it in multimillion pound advertising campaigns, or sponsoring the Bolshoi Ballet’s latest tour(not that we have anything against the ballet; we like the arts too).

The fact is we’re SMEs (subject matter experts) and we don’t make anything close to the revenue that our big brothers do. However, just because we don’t turnover billions, don’t think that we are the poor relations.

Our margins are good and we have the flexibility to adapt quickly and innovate; as Shakespeare observed in Henry V, “the fewer men, the greater share of honour.”


Helping our clients navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Nowadays the entrepreneurs are not more informed than they were in the past, they just have access to more information, which also makes it more difficult to ascertain what is useful and beneficial and where potential risks lie.

Even if the process of starting a business activity in Dubai could be complex and financially risky, Dubai is a great opportunity to access to Middle East and UAE growing markets.

We like defining Dubai as the country of great opportunities, where it is really possible to do great deals, but nothing is as easy as it seems, and nothing can be underestimated.


Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.

We are Swiss, British, Italian and middle eastern Consultants, living in a multicultural city like Dubai.

We appreciate each persons’ diversity and we strong believe it brings and value the multitude of ideas, thoughts, and perspectives that are generated as a result.

We believe that seeking out a variety of perspectives and fostering an environment where all people can contribute their best work maximizes the potential of each employee and makes us better able to meet the needs of our clients.

Our activity is focused and clearly defined: we strongly believe that maintaining our focus is the best way to continue to deliver our unique blend of extraordinary client service and value.

Because our team is small, all consultants will be able to broaden their scope of responsibilities, participate more actively in meetings and have more chances of talking to executives, they easily get labeled as experts and that builds up their credibility.


The history of our company instill a sense of identity and purpose and suggest the goals that will resonate in us.

The year 2018 marks our 27 years since the business was established back in Switzerland in the year 1991.

From Switzerland to United Arab of Emirates.

Over the past decades in Dubai, Gemana has kept a steady momentum to become a leader in the business consultancy exporting the professionalism in the Emirates.

Today, Gemana in Dubai is led and owned by the son of the founder who got involved in the business at his very young age and since then has consistently driven to push the businesses to new heights in the areas such as accounting to the founders’ philosophy and values.

Our corporate philosophy is the foundation of who we are as a firm.

It defines our mission, maps out our vision to achieve that mission, and clarifies the unchanging values that underpin everything we do.

Our corporate slogan captures the essence of this philosophy and the unwavering determination of our people to fulfill the tenets it embodies: “business consultant for business owners”

Having grown to the businesses’ success has been built on trust, pride, professionalism, competence, passion and a commitment to offering an optimum service.

Gemana today is still proudly a privately owned business, with a steady planning and ambitious of further growth, where it will keep looking forward to the future by not forgetting its past.


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