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DFSA introduces rules on investment tokens

United Arab Emirates - November 11 2021 Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have dominated the news cycle over the past year. The question of how and whether such cryptocurrencies…

Matthew Shanahan

New SCA Rulebook: important changes to the UAE’s financial promotions regime

United Arab Emirates - June 16 2021 On 9 May 2021, the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) issued a major Decision enacting its new consolidated “Rulebook”. In this article…

Matthew Shanahan

UAE Central Bank establishes a new data protection regime for financial institutions

United Arab Emirates - April 20 2021 The UAE Central Bank has established a Financial Consumer Protection Regulatory Framework that introduces novel requirements for the protection of…

Masha Ooijevaar, Matthew Shanahan, Dino Wilkinson, Neal Ysart

UAE's SCA amends its regulations on issuing and offering shares of Public Joint-Stock Companies

United Arab Emirates - December 10 2020 The UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) recently issued a decision which amends certain provisions of its regulations for issuing and…

Matthew Shanahan

Overview of the SCA's proposed crypto asset regulations in the UAE

United Arab Emirates - October 27 2020 On 15 October 2020, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) published a draft of its Regulation for Issuing and Offering Crypto-Assets (the…

Matthew Shanahan