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ESR Compliance in UAE

Spectrum Auditing conducted webinar on “ESR Compliance in UAE” on 8th December 2023. You can watch the webinar recording video here. Meanwhile, you can also find more webinar videos on our Spectrum Auditing’s YouTube channel.


The following topics were covered as part of the Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) Compliance in UAE webinar:

  • A brief background about ESR and the reasons
  • Economic Substance Regulation Requirement
  • Relevant Activities & Core Income Generating Activities
  • Economic Substance Test Notification & Reporting
  • Penalties for Offences
  • Q&A



Mr. Balaram Reddy, is the Managing Partner of Spectrum Auditing, Dubai, UAE. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the field of Audit, Taxation, Advisory and has worked in the Big4 consulting firms (Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG & Deloitte) and as well in the Industry. He has vast knowledge in IFRS, US GAAP, and performed financial reporting, Auditing for different industry sectors in the earlier stints.


Mr. Manish Saraf is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) having 20 years’ experience is Partner at Spectrum Auditing. He worked with Big4 consulting firms (PwC, EY, Deloitte) in Risk Advisory Services. He has worked across India, USA, UK, Middle East Region (UAE & Oman) and West Africa. His expertise includes the field of Governance, Risk, Compliance & Taxation and is a well accomplished trainer on Audit, Governance Risk, & Tax topics in UAE.


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Spectrum Auditing guides you with the laws and regulations of UAE, covering most compliances applicable as well as enable you deal with any queries pertaining to Risk Advisory, Economic Substance Regulations (ESR),  Corporate Tax (CT), Transfer Pricing (TP), Ultimate Beneficiary Owner (UBO), Anti Money Laundering (AML), etc., after reviewing your business.


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