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New markets law regime takes effect in the DIFC

United Arab Emirates - July 5 2012 A number of significant changes to the securities and capital markets regime in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) came into force on 5 July 2012.

Janice M. Schneider, Andrew R. Tarbuck.

Key changes to the DIFC’s markets law regime take effect today

United Arab Emirates - July 5 2012 Following a public consultation process that began in April 2011, a number of key changes to the securities and capital markets legislation and regulations of the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) take effect from today, 5 July 2012.

Kai Schneider, Andrew R. Tarbuck.

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.

NASDAQ Dubai consults on new admission and disclosure standards

United Arab Emirates - February 14 2012 On 6 February 2012, the NASDAQ Dubai securities exchange, which is based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), opened its proposed new Admission and Disclosure Standards (the ADSs) for public consultation.

Andrew R. Tarbuck.

DFSA consults on changes to the DIFC’s markets law regime

United Arab Emirates - June 21 2011 The second quarter of 2011 has seen the announcement of significant proposals to enhance securities and capital markets legislation and regulation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC).

Andrew R. Tarbuck.