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7. Company services

(1) Providing company services is a controlled activity if it is carried on by way of business.
(2) "Providing company services" means providing any one or more of the following services–
(a) acting as an incorporation agent in connection with the incorporation or registration of bodies corporate in the Abu Dhabi Global Market,
(b) providing company services to any body corporate incorporated or registered under the Companies Regulations 2020 or the Foundations Regulations 2017,
(c) acting as a Registered Office Provider,
(d) providing directors, company secretaries, councillors, registered agent, or other officers to any body corporate incorporated or registered, or to be incorporated or registered, in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, or
(e) providing nominee shareholders of companies to any body corporate incorporated or registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market,
subject to paragraph (4) below.
(3) "Registered Office Provider" means the business activity of providing registered office services to any body corporate incorporated or registered, or to be incorporated or registered, in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
(4) Persons who–
(a) conduct the business activity of acting as a Registered Office Provider, or
(b) advise on the incorporation and registration of, or provide nominee services to, bodies corporate within Abu Dhabi Global Market as an incidental part of conducting the business activities of financial services advisory activities, management consultancy, compliance consultancy, legal consultancy or accountancy,
without providing any other company service set out in paragraph (2) above are not providing company services within the meaning of these Rules.