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On 16 January 2023, the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority overhauled its investment funds regime by issuing a number of important new regulations. The changes are extensive. We have published a briefing note which sets out the most important changes for foreign fund managers or distributors seeking to distribute foreign funds in the United Arab

In April we published a briefing note that reported on the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) consultation paper on the regulation of crypto-tokens (CP143). Despite being only 50 pages CP143 covered a wide range of issues including what a crypto-token is, how they can be marketed and the regulatory requirements applicable

On 12 December 2022, the UAE Government issued Cabinet Resolution No.111 of 2022 on the regulation of Virtual Assets and Service Providers (the VA Resolution, published in issue no.741 of the UAE Federal Gazette dated 15 December 2022) which comes into force on 14 January 2023 (30 days after publication). The main aim of the

How should we regulate virtual assets? This is a question on the mind of almost every financial services regulator in the world. Many have adopted a very cautious and in some cases a prohibitory approach. However, the Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has taken a more