IN PERSON BREAKFAST SEMINAR – Doing business in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates


Doing business in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024

Time: 08h30 – 11h30

Place: The British-Arab Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ

Senior executives from Sovereign PRO Partner Group in the Middle East and Sovereign UK Ltd will offer essential advice and practical assistance to directors, shareholders, managers and advisors of UK and foreign companies that are looking to invest or do business in the GCC member states, with specific reference to:

  • Identifying investment opportunities and evaluating in-country market entry
  • Determining the best jurisdiction and Free Zones for your business needs
  • Selecting the best legal structure for your business
  • Obtaining necessary licence approvals, permits and visas
  • Addressing management and ownership challenges


Registration and breakfast from 8h30 to 9h00
Speakers will commence promptly at 9h00
Question and Answer session from 10h30 to 11h00
Coffee, light refreshments and networking from 11h00 to 11h30


Simon Denton – Managing Director of Sovereign (UK) Limited
Zana Jablan Musa – Director of Sovereign Corporate Services (MENA)
James Elliot-Square – Regional Business Development Manager at Sovereign PRO Partner Group

Simon Denton – Managing Director of Sovereign (UK) Ltd

Simon has over 32 years’ experience and expertise in the international tax planning,
trustee, corporate services, fiduciary and the market entry industry. His career started with The Consult Group in the Principality of Andorra, thereafter he accepted an appointment duly joining the Gibraltar offices, the HQ of Sovereign in 1990. As MD of Sovereign Trust in Gibraltar, he served 2 terms as Chairman of the Association of Trust & Company Managers and was a member of the Gibraltar Government Financial Sector Legislation Committee.

Moving to London in 1996 to establish Sovereign’s UK subsidiaries, he continues to be the Managing Director of these two companies. Simon has been a director of The Sovereign Group, was the Chairperson of the UK Chapter of The Offshore Institute, is still the Vice President of The Royal Society of Fellows, continues to be a member of The Institute of Management, is the founding Chairman of International Professionals Association Ltd and is a regular lecturer and speaker at tax
planning and financial services conventions throughout the world.

Aside from his career exploits, Simon was once a professional squash player, currently is an international cyclist and is a qualified Rugby Football Union referee.

Zana Jablan Musa, Director, Sovereign Corporate Services (MENA)

Zana is a Director of Sovereign Corporate Services (SCS) in the UAE and Head of the Onshore Department, which assists companies of all sizes to establish a mainland legal presence in Dubai and across the rest of the UAE and the wider Gulf region. With over 13 years of international commercial and legal experience, she advises both corporate and individual clients, with an emphasis on market entry, cross-border transactions, asset protection, special purpose vehicles, strategy, operations and human resources, as well as immigration procedures.

Zana is a qualified lawyer, who holds Master of Laws (LLMs) degrees in Company Law and International Commercial Law from both the University of London and the University of Bologna. She is fluent in English and Spanish, as well as her native Bosnian/Croatian, and has a working knowledge of German.

James Elliot-Square – Regional Business Development Manager

James is Regional Business Development Manager at PRO Partner Group. Known for his steadfast commitment to consistently producing a high level of achievement, James oversees business development in the GCC and manages the company’s team of BD professionals. His tenured experience in the company formation industry enables him to give his clients, swift, accurate and extensive breakdown of business set up options and advice.

James brings remarkable levels of service, integrity and transparency to the business, as well as a deep understanding of the culture and motivations of clients from many different backgrounds. James’ commitment to client interests along with his analytical approach has qualified him as an advisor to many clients who seek guidance in any company formation requirements.

James’ success in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace is a function of his tenacity, drive, leadership skills, and the ability to assemble and empower high-functioning teams.

Based between our Dubai and Riyadh offices, James’ knowledge of the UAE and KSA markets, coupled with his passion and a strong belief in honesty makes him the perfect partner when wanting to establish your business.

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