Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – March 2024

This edition includes – DFSA issues Consultation Paper on DFSA Fees, ADGM Reflects on 2023 Successes, DFSA Issues SEO Letter…
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Data protection regimes: KSA, ADGM, DIFC and onshore UAE – a comparison

A key consideration for United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) firms with a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), is…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – February 2024

This edition includes – DIFC Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Finance Events, ADGM Fines 6 Firms for Breaching CRS Regulations, DFSA…
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UAE’s success - exiting the FATF ‘Grey List’

On 23 February 2024, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) removed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from The FATF “grey…
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Cyber Risk Management – Is your firm complying with the DFSA rules?

On 1st January 2024, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) Cyber Risk Management Rules came into force and for firms…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – January 2024

This edition includes – DIFC Inaugural Hedge Fund Event, DFSA Issues Consultation Paper 153 on Updates on the Regulation of…
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Data Protection Enforcement Action on the Rise

In recent years, updates to the data protection laws and regulations in the UAE have brought the regimes more in…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – December 2023

This edition includes – DFSA waives fees for ESG listings; DFSA issues ‘Dear SEO Letters - Thematic review findings -…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – November 2023

This edition includes – FSRA publishes 2024 Business Plan, ADGM hosts Abu Dhabi Finance Week, DFSA issues Dear SEO Letter…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – October 2023

This edition includes – DFSA consults on banking credit and counterparty credit risk, FSRA consults on revisions to regulatory fees…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – September 2023

This edition includes – members of the UAE Sustainable Finance Working Group launch consultation on ‘Principles for Sustainability-Related Disclosures for…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – August 2023

This edition includes – ‌FSRA announces changes to its regulatory framework on client classification, client assets and conduct requirements regarding…
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Suitability- is your firm complying with the DFSA Rules?

In 2020, the DFSA completed a programme of thematic reviews designed to assess the suitability-related systems and controls implemented by…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – July 2023

This edition includes – ‌ADGM Announce Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework, DFSA Host Cyber Security Awareness Session, SCA Opens Virtual Asset…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – June 2023

This edition includes – ‌DFSA Publishes Consultation Paper on AML Rule Changes, ADGM Announce Abu Dhabi Finance Week, SCA Issues…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – May 2023

This edition includes – ‌DFSA Hosts Annual Outreach Session 2023, FSRA Enhances Framework for Private Credit Funds, MENA FATF upgrades…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – April 2023

This edition includes - ‌DFSA release CP150 on Money Services, Crypto Tokens and Crowdfunding, ADGM RA publishes CP on Distributed…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – March 2023

Have a question about any of the updates below? Get in touch with our Middle East Compliance team today.  1.0…
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