Posted on September 07, 2016

Links Group, the UAE and Qatar’s leading provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services has today announced a strategic partnership with Equiom Group – the globally renowned trust and corporate services provider. The partnership will expand the geographic reach of both companies and broaden their respective service offerings.

Links Group was the first company of its kind to introduce the corporate partner structure for local partner services endorsed by the Government of Dubai through a strategic alliance with the Foreign Investment Office of the Dubai Economic Department. This model has proved instrumental in helping foreign companies to navigate the ownership requirements of local company laws pertaining to onshore commercial arrangements.

Links Group partners with 2 [].jpgEquiom has fast become the stand-out business in the fiduciary services sector, with offices in some of the world’s premier international finance centres - including Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey and Malta. The company provides a range of innovative and effective fiduciary solutions including services in specialist sections - trust, corporate, property, family office, eBusiness, yachting, aviation, crewing, tax and VAT - that have widespread appeal to both corporations as well as high net worth individuals globally.

Commenting on becoming part of the Equiom Group John Martin St.Valery, Founding Partner of Links Group said: “Over the past fourteen years, with its deep regional knowledge and extensive local experience, Links Group has become a trusted authority in the region, supporting clients’ business objectives and ensuring beneficial ownership and control for foreign-owned companies. We have every confidence that Equiom Group’s extensive international experience will strengthen not only the services that we offer our clients, but also the overall performance of the business.”

Julie Irving, Partner at Links Group added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Equiom and look forward to the development of our international business strategy, an area which continues to grow for Links Group as foreign investors look to take advantage of the pro-business environments in the UAE and Qatar. As local governments seek to attract more private sector involvement, together Links Group and Equiom are well placed to provides the essential steps to company registration: security, trust, expertise, professionalism and speed.”

Sheila Dean, Global CEO, Equiom Group commented: “Our partnership with Links Group takes Equiom into a new jurisdiction and significantly expands our service offering. Importantly, the ethos and value we hold in doing business are very much aligned – thoroughly understanding and building trusted, long-term partnerships with our clients is of utmost importance. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Links Group as we support the team on its successful growth path.”