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The DFSA succeeds in opposing Arif Naqvi’s Judicial Review Application in the DIFC Court

United Arab Emirates - September 9 2021 The DIFC Court’s decision arises from an application made by Arif Naqvi, the founder and former CEO of the Abraaj Group, to challenge the DFSA’s…

Katy Fisher.

New Dubai Law confirms that DIFC financial institutions may promote and provide their services to UAE clients outside the DIFC

United Arab Emirates - May 20 2021 This article examines the impact of the recently-announced new Dubai Law No. 5 of 2021 (the New Law) on the activities of Dubai Financial Services…

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…

Andre Abou Aad, Masha Ooijevaar, Dino Wilkinson, Neal Ysart.

How can financial institutions adapt their KYC procedures to help identify cryptocurrency risk?

Netherlands - November 9 2020 A court in the Netherlands recently ordered forfeiture of 2,532 bitcoins worth $33 million from a couple convicted of money laundering offences. The…

Neal Ysart.

Whistleblowing investigations - 10 things to avoid

United Kingdom - October 14 2021 Putting in place an effective whistleblowing mechanism is an important component of good corporate governance and, when underpinned by a strong…

Rebecca Ford, Neal Ysart.