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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 to investigate establishing a single Financial Services regulator

United Arab Emirates - November 7 2019 The UAE has established a committee to investigate the potential merger of the Insurance Authority into the Securities and Commodities Authority, to…

Wayne Jones

COVID-19 UAE: The use of electronic signatures in financial free zones

United Arab Emirates - May 6 2020 Financial institutions in the UAE financial free zones are having to rely increasingly on electronic signatures and records as they adapt to the new…

Matthew Shanahan, Dino Wilkinson

Client Assets: regulatory focus should be a red flag for firms in the DIFC and ADGM

United Arab Emirates - January 6 2020 In this article we look at the client assets rules (CASS) applicable to UAE financial free zone firms. We discuss why firms should pay close…

Katy Fisher, 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