Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

ADGM enhances guidance on regulation of crypto asset activities

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has enhanced its “Guidance for the Regulation of Crypto Asset Activities”. This is the second edition to the initial guidance published in June 2018....

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UAE regulates IoT

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has published a new policy regulating services and devices associated with the Internet of Things. The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published a new policy regulating services and devices associated with...

ADGM Courts issue litigation funding rules

The Courts are the first in the region to initiate and enact a comprehensive framework for third party financing of proceedings in the Middle East and Africa. The Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (“ADGM Courts”), has...

Eversheds Sutherland creates dedicated global innovation team

Andrew McManus and Anusia E. Gillespie will a team dedicated to working with clients to address their most pressing priorities through creative and innovative solutions. Eversheds Sutherland has announced the formation of a global innovation team...

DIFC Courts launches Special Complaints Referral Centre

The DIFC Courts and DHCA have signed an agreement that will see Dubai’s leading healthcare free zone become the first government entity to utilise the services of the DIFC Courts’ newly created Special Complaints Referral Centre. ...

Morgan Lewis set to launch in Abu Dhabi

Bill Nash will lead an eight-lawyer, 21-person team in the Emirate, set to open on March 1, 2019. He will be joined by partners Alishia Sullivan, Mark Gilligan and Jay Gladis.  Morgan Lewis continues its focus on global depth...

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Central Bank of Bahrain issues draft rules on Robo-advice

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued for consultation draft directives on “Digital Financial Advice” (also known as Robo-advice), enabling its licensees to use technology to offer financial advice to their clients, as per TradeArabia News Service....

Introducing the Maples Group

Maples and Calder and MaplesFS which comprises Maples Fiduciary and Maples Fund Services, have consolidated their offerings under a single brand, now called the Maples Group. With effect from January 28, 2019, Maples and Calder and MaplesFS which comprises Maples Fiduciary and Maples Fund Services, have consolidated their offerings...

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