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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

COVID-19 and financial services: is your firm prepared?

USA - March 3 2020 COVID-19 was declared a global health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 30 January 2020. The outbreak…

Peter Hodgins, Matthew Shanahan

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

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

UAE's SCA consults on its new rulebook

United Arab Emirates - July 14 2020 On 29 June 2020, the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) published a consultation draft of its first "rulebook" (Rulebook). The new SCA…

Matthew Shanahan