Legislation and Procedures

ADGM Legislation

Abu Dhabi Global Market was established pursuant to Federal Legislation and Abu Dhabi Legislation including Abu Dhabi Law No. 4 of 2013, as a financial free zone, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with its own civil and commercial laws. ADGM provides market participants with a world-class legal system and regulatory regime.

ADGM Courts Legislation and Rules
Court Procedure Rules
Rules of Conduct

Pursuant to a delegation of power from the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Global Market to the Chief Justice of Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts under section 228 of the ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015, the Chief Justice has made the ADGM Courts Conduct Rules 2016. These Rules came into force on 30 May 2016.

Guidance Papers

ADGM Courts have published a guidance paper to explain the amendments made to ADGM’s Founding Law, Abu Dhabi Law No. (4) of 2013 Concerning Abu Dhabi Global Market, which came into effect on 14 May 2020.

Practice Directions