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In a much anticipated development, the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has recently issued Chairman of the Board of Director’s Resolution No. (22/RM) of 2023 regulating securitization and all parties to securitization transactions or operations in the UAE (the “Securitization Regulations”). The Securitization Regulations should have been issued a long time ago to support efforts to promote the economic development of the UAE especially since it is a tax efficient jurisdiction. It was largely…

On 19 January 2023, the new Companies Law entered into force following the conclusion of the 180-day publication period, enacted by Cabinet Resolution No. 678 dated 29/11/1443H (corresponding to 28/06/2022) and ratified by Royal Decree No. M/132 dated 01/12/1443H (corresponding to 30/06/2022) (“New Companies Law”). The New Companies Law represents the first wholesale revision of the law since 2016 and implements a broad range of changes intended to reflect international practices and foster the growth…

In brief The UAE has introduced a number of new welcome legislative changes to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary, with the aim of solidifying the country’s position as a global trade and commercial hub. Among these changes is the issuance of Federal Law by Decree No. 32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies (“New Law”), which has now come into force last 2 January 2022. This alert serves as a reminder to all companies incorporated in…

In brief Earlier last week, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), issued a decree introducing a number of fundamental changes to the UAE Commercial Companies Law (CCL Amendment) and to the UAE’s approach towards foreign direct investment (FDI) in general. The CCL Amendment adopted a new general rule of, in principle, allowing foreign investors to fully own certain types of companies in the mainland of the UAE. The…

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Authority has recently issued new rules and regulations (the New Regulations) to aid the process of incorporation of companies and doing business in the DMCC more generally. The New Regulations have come to effect as of 2 January 2020.With the New Regulations, the provisions of the UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law No. 2 of 2015 no longer apply to DMCC Companies, indicating that the New Regulations are intended to…