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Oct 2019
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Taxlinked SEZ Series: UAE
Taxlinked SEZ Series: UAE Webinar

This was part one of Taxlinked’s webinar series on Special Economic Zones, focusing exclusively on the UAE.

Taxlinked SEZ Series: UAE

With their own business and trade laws, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) within jurisdictions offer plenty of financial advantages to companies that decide to set up there. This webinar took a look at how SEZs in the UAE operate, their main advantages and disadvantages when attracting FDI, and other issues related to their management.

This event took place on Thursday, October 10th at 12:00 pm London BST.

Submit Your UAE SEZ Questions

Some of the questions tackled by our panelists included:

  • What are the different SEZs available in the UAE?
  • What are some of the tax advantages offered by these SEZs?
  • What are the main requirements to set up a company in these SEZs?
  • What are some of the main industries taking advantage of the UAE’s SEZs?
  • And plenty more!

If you have any follow-up questions for our panel, make sure to submit as many as you'd like below.



Dr. Peter Wilson, PB First Global Tax Advisors, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Peter Wilson,

PB First Global Tax Advisors,

Dubai, UAE

Dr. Wilson is an Australian by birth, and has lived in Sydney, London, New York and now is a Dubai resident. During more than 36 years, he has advised a wide range of multinational clients on the international tax law applicable to their trading and investment activities as well as to their ownership. He has formal qualifications in taxation advising, chartered accounting and law and a PhD in ‘BRICS and International Tax Law’ from Queen Mary, University of London. For many years, Peter was an International Tax Partner of EY and later PwC and an Investment Banker at a major Japanese Financial Institution and now he runs the PB First Global Tax Advisors.

Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris,


Banks Legal,


Andrew is Partner at Banks Legal with 12 years of UAE legal experience.

Andrew has extensive experience across all aspects of corporate, commercial and business law.  His expertise is particularly recognized in the area of Foreign Direct Investment, having advised numerous cross-sector clients on all aspects of UAE market entry and regional expansion and restructuring.

Prior to joining Banks Legal in 2012, Andrew worked for a top tier New Zealand firm advising on major oil and gas transactions, before spending 5 years in the Dubai office of the international law firm Clyde & Co from 2007.  During this time, Andrew gained in-house experience whilst on secondment to global education provider GEMS Education.

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