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Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

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Latest initiatives ADGM welcomes Al Reem Island businesses to its community 100 Days To Go: Abu Dhabi Finance Week’s 2023 Edition Expects Leadership of 3500+ Top Financial Firms from Over 100 Countries
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A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

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ADGM, the centre for a transparent and thriving sustainable finance ecosystem.

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Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
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    World-class legal system and regulatory regime

    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.

    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.

    Legal framework

    Find out more about the regulations and rules of ADGM, ADGM Courts and the FSRA. ADGM informs public and market place plans, and unveils comments on proposed initiatives and rules amendments through public consultations. ADGM publishes guidance notes issued by the UAE Ministry of Finance, to support knowledge sharing with regards to FATCA and CRS. 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. Find out more about Notices of Publication and view all related documents.