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Arrival of the UAE's new Investment Funds Regulation

United Arab Emirates - August 8 2012 Eighteen months after the first draft was issued for public comment, the final text of the UAE’s long-awaited new Investment Funds Regulation (the Regulation) has now been approved by the Board of the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (the SCA).

Kai Schneider, Leen Qablawi.

An introduction to non-profit entities in the DIFC

United Arab Emirates - May 1 2014 While the free zone continues to focus on the financial services industry, the Non-Profit Incorporated Organisation (NPIO) represents an additional…

Charles Fuller, Suhad A. Yazbak.

The DIFC special purpose company: an increasingly popular vehicle for structured finance transactions

Middle East - February 29 2012 Over the last 12 months, structured finance transactions in the Middle East (both Islamic and conventional) have seen increased use of a comparatively new and previously underutilized type of special purpose vehicle (SPV) — the DIFC special purpose company (SPC).

Aaron C. Bielenberg, Kai Schneider.

Abu Dhabi introduces new financial free zone

United Arab Emirates - April 24 2013 Nine years after the creation of the now well-established Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), a second landmark financial free zone has…

Christopher Lester, Kai Schneider, Saad S. Khanani.

DIFC funds update: the DFSA’s new regime for collective investment funds

United Arab Emirates - August 31 2010 This summer has seen the most significant reforms yet to the regulatory framework for collective investment funds in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) since the introduction of the DIFC's funds regime in 2006.

Barton B. Clark, Kai Schneider, Kathleen A. Walsh, Scott P. Klein.