Corporate Governance and Compliance

Corporate governance refers to the structures, processes, and mechanisms for the direction and control of companies. Corporate governance concerns the relationships among the management, board of directors, majority shareholders, minority shareholders and other stakeholders. Good corporate governance contributes to sustainable economic development by enhancing the performance of company both internally and externally.

 

WHY IS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IMPORTANT? 

Good corporate governance helps to prevent corporate scandals, fraud, and potential civil and criminal liability of the company. It is also good business. A good corporate governance image enhances the reputation of the Company and makes it more attractive to customers, investors, suppliers and, in the case of non-profit organizations, contributors.

WHY USE SAGE MIDDLE EAST CORPORATE SERVICES?

  • Internationally certified corporate governance and compliance officers. 
  • Full time staff lawyers to oversee and administer corporate governance policies, drafting resolutions and advising on related issues.
  • Over 50 years of experience doing company formations, corporate structuring/ restructuring, and corporate governance.
  • Our team is experienced in private equity fund structures, terms and policies.
  • We manage your corporate governance policy, to ensure that your company follows the policies that have been adopted, so you can focus on managing the business. 
  • We maintain all Company Documents and are available to you upon request.

 

OUR SERVICES

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AUDIT

We will conduct a Corporate Governance Audit of existing corporate governance policies (if any), constitutional documents and agreements and provide a summary of the status and deficiencies in the implementation of the same and recommendations for improvement.

Our fee for this Service is subject to number of companies, complexity of structure, and the jurisdictions where companies are registered.  Please contact us for further information.


REGULATORY COMPLIANCE REVIEW

We will conduct regulatory compliance review to ensure compliance with requirements in the jurisdiction where the company is registered or domiciled.  As part of this task, we will prepare a schedule of all deadlines for submissions of relevant documents/audits/forms required in the relevant jurisdiction. Thereafter, upon request, we will conduct annual reviews and notify you of any changes/ updated requirements to keep you compliant with new regulations.

Our fee for this Service is subject to number of companies, complexity of structure, and the jurisdictions where companies are registered.  Please contact us for further information.

DEVELOPING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE POLICY

For SME’s, Family owned companies, and all other entities that do not have a Corporate Governance Policy in place for their company, SAGE Corporate Services can develop bespoke corporate governance policies for companies of all sizes and in all industries.  SAGE corporate governance consultants will build an action plan and policy to achieve your targets.

Our fee for this Service will vary depending on complexity. After conducting our CG Audit and understanding your specific needs, our team will provide you with the cost for implementing a thorough policy.

CORPORATE SECRETARIAL SERVICES

Ensuring regular Board/Committee/Shareholder meetings are scheduled in accordance with Constitutional Documents/ Shareholders Agreements/Corporate Governance Policies (Subject to completion of GC Audit)

  • Creating and circulating meeting agenda in coordination with client and notifying attendees
  • Attending and conducting meetings in accordance with proper procedures
  • Taking minutes of meeting
  • Circulating final draft of minutes for records
  • Prepare resolutions  to document decisions made
  • Maintaining Company Books and Records including Shareholder and Member Registers
  • Schedule and remind of deadline for company renewal (Does not include renewal of company, separate fees applicable)