Business Awards 2021

18 MEA MARKETS / Business Awards 2021 , Leading Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year 2021 - UAE Compliance remains amajor challenge inmany industries – yet Unitas Client Advisory has faced up to this challengewith a uniquely pragmatic approach, reflected in their victory at the MEABusiness Awards 2021. Let’s dig a little deeper into howexactly theymanaged it “To understand our client, we must become our client.” This can seem like a deceptively simple statement at first – but for leading compliance and regulatory consulting firm Unitas Client Advisory, it’s the key to their success in providing bespoke ancillary services to the corporate finance & investment banking community. Indeed, their range of services – encompassing Authorization (financial institution setups), Compliance services (outsourced and oversight), ESG (sustainability & impact investing), VentureCapital Advisory & Licensing, Innovation / Fintech Licensing, Data Protection and beyond – is matched only by their ever-growing and richly diverse client base. Their flagship service is their Institutional Licensing Department, whereby the team operate as one of the few with experience in every category of license within the DIFC and ADGM, helping clients from all over the globe to establish their operations in one of the two financial centres. This sense of global focus frames everything they do. Whilst based in the UAE – strategically placed in the Exchange Building in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – clients around the world trust Unitas Client Advisory to deliver exceptional service through a consultancy model with a uniquely holistic perspective. The team also has offices in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and London – with the London office opening doors to both Europe and the USA. It’s this worldwide commitment to quality that has inspired such trust in the team. Their portfolio of clients, and of specialists, includes internationally recognised names that always rely on the firm to go the extra mile. Maintaining such high standards, however, is dependent on trust – which is impossible without ensuring strong client relationships. How is this guaranteed? By handpicking a team of the best possible candidates to create a formidable workforce that is as diverse and dynamic as the companies they work with, allowing employees to truly make the most of every opportunity to benefit clients and the community at large. At the core of all this are the three service principles of the company. Firstly, the team take the time to truly understand the nature of a particular business: no proposals are made before they know precisely what is required, allowing advice to be easily and swiftly implemented Dec21425 “The art of perfection – instinctively”