Overview Jurisdiction Al Reem Expansion Authorities Initiatives ADGM Academy Arbitration Centre Overview Business areas Setting up Operating in Public registers Legal framework Regulation Awareness Collaboration Ecosystem ADGM Sustainable Media News Events Spotlight Podcasts Publications Support Make an enquiry Whistleblowing FAQs
A platform that offers limitless opportunities and paves the way for a brighter future

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.

Read about Abu Dhabi's lifestyle
Latest initiatives ADGM Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
Providing an environment that empowers the future

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.

Find out how to set up in ADGM
Latest news 24 French Asset Management Firms With $1.6 Trillion AUM Convene for Second UAE – France Investor Meetup ADGM's Financial Regulator fines Sarwa Digital Wealth (Capital) Limited USD 122,500 for making an Offer of Securities in ADGM without Approved Prospectus
Preserve our economies and environment for future generations

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

More about our Sustainability vision
Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
Stay up-to-date with our wide range of available resources

Our community of business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors can depend on ADGM to provide timely news and reliable insights.

Read our latest news articles
Upcoming events FSRA Supervision Outreach Session ADGM's 4th Annual FATCA and CRS Awareness Session LINK Networking Series
We are here to help

At ADGM, we offer various support options, including contact details, FAQs, enquiry forms, and a whistleblowing form.

View available support options
Some of our FAQ topics
  • Getting started
  • Foundations regime
  • Resolution for incorporation
  • Existing auditors
  • New auditors
  • Announcement


    ADGM recognised for developments in arbitration by the GAR Awards 2020

    ADGM 14/07/2020
    ADGM recognised for developments in arbitration by the GAR Awards 2020
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) awarded ‘Jurisdiction that has made great progress’ by the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Awards
    • ADGM acknowledged for its significant developments: publication of Arbitration Guidelines, the issuing of ADGM Courts’ first two arbitration-related decisions and the enactment of Litigation Funding Rules
    • The award recognises ADGM as a leading global destination for dispute resolution

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ‘Jurisdiction that has made great progress’ by the GAR Awards 2020. GAR is the leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. Each year the GAR Awards recognise leaders in the global arbitration community for their contribution to the industry. Having only opened as an International Financial Centre (IFC) in 2015, then launching the ADGM Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) in late 2018, ADGM has made a significant impact on the arbitration community in a short space of time.

    The GAR Awards took note of three areas where ADGM made clear progress in 2019: the publication of the ADGM Arbitration Guidelines, the issuing of ADGM Courts’ first two arbitration-related decisions, and the enactment of Litigation Funding Rules, which apply to both court and arbitral proceedings.

    Commenting on the award, Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive of ADGM Courts, said: “On behalf of ADGM, I am delighted to have accepted the award for ‘Jurisdiction that has made great progress’. I extend our sincere thanks to GAR for the award. I also express our tremendous gratitude and many thanks to all of our clients and partners, and to the arbitration community and profession as a whole, for their support, endorsement and encouragement, without which we would not have come this far in such little time. Since inception, we have delivered a progressive and inclusive seat with many strong and collegiate partnerships and a state-of-the-art hearing facility. The award recognised our progress in 2019, and since then we have continued to deliver innovative thought leadership projects and events, with a major focus on transformation in the legal industry. We look forward to continuing our work to ensure that the UAE remains a global leader in dispute resolution.”

    In March of this year, ADGM launched a Panel of Arbitrators. With diversity and global reach as central considerations in establishing the Panel, it is designed to be a resource that parties and their advisors can consult when selecting their arbitrator. Then, in June 2020, amendments were made to the ADGM Founding Law, which further strengthened its dispute resolution framework. Since its establishment, ADGM has worked to integrate international best practices and standards across its portfolio of services to ensure its place as a global leader and destination for dispute resolution.


    For further enquiries, please contact:
    ADGM Media
    Email: media@adgm.com

    Award-winning International Financial Centre