Legal Framework

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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.
Federal Legislation
Federal Legislation established ADGM as a Financial Free Zone.
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Abu Dhabi Legislation
The Abu Dhabi Law No. 4 of 2013 sets out in detail the governance, legislative and regulatory framework and activities to be carried out in the Global Market.
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ADGM Legislation
Regulations and Rules
Find out more about the regulations and rules of ADGM, ADGM Courts and the FSRA.
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Public Consultations
ADGM informs public and market place plans, and unveils comments on proposed initiatives and rules amendments through public consultations.
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FATCA and Common Reporting Standards (CRS) Guidance
ADGM publishes guidance notes issued by the UAE Ministry of Finance, to support knowledge sharing with regards to FATCA and CRS.
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Guidance and Policy Statements
ADGM and its three Authorities have issued relevant guidance to communicate and explain the principles that underpin the legal framework, which is based on English Common Law.
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Notices of Publication
Find out more about Notices of Publication and view all related documents.
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