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FreedomSearcher

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We run a certain online business from Dubai with a lot of freelance employees,
and a small percentage of them gets really angry when they get fired for not performing.

Some even go as far as threatening to sue the company for the most random reasons if we don't pay them $X,XXX within 24h for example.

Now my question is which jurisdiction would be best for protecting against these frivolous lawsuits?

Example: Maybe we could make a freelance contract between the freelancer and a company based in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines or Nevis, so that it would be extremely hard to perform frivolous lawsuits against the company.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

*Remote employees. Mostly based in Pakistan, India and Philippines.
 
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aage

Offshore Agent
Mentor Group Gold
Are the laws in Dubai really so week that you can feel threatened by some angry Indies?

In most countries including offshore jurisdictions it would cost more than what they earn in 3 years to sue a company! And you are afraid of their threats?
 

Golden Fleece

Entrepreneur
We run a certain online business from Dubai with a lot of freelance employees,
and a small percentage of them gets really angry when they get fired for not performing.

Some even go as far as threatening to sue the company for the most random reasons if we don't pay them $X,XXX within 24h for example.

Now my question is which jurisdiction would be best for protecting against these frivolous lawsuits?

Example: Maybe we could make a freelance contract between the freelancer and a company based in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines or Nevis, so that it would be extremely hard to perform frivolous lawsuits against the company.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

*Remote employees. Mostly based in Pakistan, India and Philippines.
As a first step, have a lawyer review your freelance employee contracts and place as many poison pills as possible in those contracts, e.g., an attorney fee-shifting provision (if you lose the court case, you pay the company its legal fees) if the jurisdiction allows that. Depending on how many of these poison pills you can place in those contracts, you may not need to do anything else.

As a second step, hold all the assets in one company. Have a second company, without any assets, hire the freelance employees. Then that second company is judgement proof.

As a third step, form the second company in a jurisdiction such as Nevis or the Cook Islands, which has strong lawsuit protection laws.
 

FreedomSearcher

New member
As a first step, have a lawyer review your freelance employee contracts and place as many poison pills as possible in those contracts, e.g., an attorney fee-shifting provision (if you lose the court case, you pay the company its legal fees) if the jurisdiction allows that. Depending on how many of these poison pills you can place in those contracts, you may not need to do anything else.

As a second step, hold all the assets in one company. Have a second company, without any assets, hire the freelance employees. Then that second company is judgement proof.

As a third step, form the second company in a jurisdiction such as Nevis or the Cook Islands, which has strong lawsuit protection laws.
Thanks for your pretty in-detail answer. Appreciate it.
 

CoinMaster

Mentor Group Gold
I would create a Holding company somewhere if not in Dubai @Fred may know more. I would then move my assets from the operational company to the holding and now you have a perfectly fine protection.
 

Fred

Dubai Expat
Mentor Group Gold
Elite Member
Commercial Service
Entrepreneur
How do you move intangible assets like YouTube channels from owner?
You can put any imprint in the video description for copyrights and general contact even when someone wanna sue you - they have to refer to the imprint.

In the backend again you can funnel the Adsense payouts to a Business.

It's all about IP and IP can be moved pretty easy to a Dubai Company.

Cyprus Company collects the Adsense without any Witholding Tax from US and pays for the IP which holds the Dubai Company - quite a lot clients running this actually and paying effective close to 0% tax.

All the advertisement partnerships again can be depending on the counterparty either with the Cyprus Company or Dubai Company contracted and of course all non EU advertiser are fine with paying the Dubai Company.

In this setup the Dubai Company can even act as a Holding / Investment Vehicle as you have excellent access to IBKR/Swissquote/Saxo in Dubai.
 

freedom95

New member
You can put any imprint in the video description for copyrights and general contact even when someone wanna sue you - they have to refer to the imprint.

In the backend again you can funnel the Adsense payouts to a Business.

It's all about IP and IP can be moved pretty easy to a Dubai Company.

Cyprus Company collects the Adsense without any Witholding Tax from US and pays for the IP which holds the Dubai Company - quite a lot clients running this actually and paying effective close to 0% tax.

All the advertisement partnerships again can be depending on the counterparty either with the Cyprus Company or Dubai Company contracted and of course all non EU advertiser are fine with paying the Dubai Company.

In this setup the Dubai Company can even act as a Holding / Investment Vehicle as you have excellent access to IBKR/Swissquote/Saxo in Dubai.
But by creating a holding company in Dubai, it will be a reportable entity for ESR right? Also, isn't it hard to open bank accounts for IP companies established in let's say RAK?
 

Fred

Dubai Expat
Mentor Group Gold
Elite Member
Commercial Service
Entrepreneur
But by creating a holding company in Dubai, it will be a reportable entity for ESR right? Also, isn't it hard to open bank accounts for IP companies established in let's say RAK?
You keep the company from the Cyprus company point of view like a holding company bit within Dubai you setup as an active trading Freezone Company.

No local UAE bank would otherwise anyway open the bank account - it would be too complex for there compliance.
 
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