ADGM

Company Registration in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

The Abu Dhabi Global Market is an international center of Finance for local institutions as well as regional and international institutions. ADGM was set up in compliance with Federal Law.

Three authorities, the Registration Authority, the ADGM Courts, and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority or the FSRA, work together to create an environment ideal for business in accordance with international best practices by other finance centers of the world. 

ADGM is modelled after the world's leading centers of international finance and located on the Al Maryah Island. 

 

ADGM is a financial free zone that was set up pursuant to Cabinet Resolution 15 of 2013 to include commercial, entertainment, financial, leisure, and residential developments that suit the development of Abu Dhabi. 

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

The FSRA is the regulatory authority that ensures that participants and stakeholders in ADGMs Financial Services sector work in a regulatory environment that is fair, responsive, and efficient in responding to the needs of the market. 

ADGM world to create a strong and properly regulated financial market in Abu Dhabi which can aid in developing the financial services sector and raise standards to meet the best practices in other international financial centers like Singapore and London. 

A Robust, Independent Justice System with Roots in English Common Law

To register a company in the ADGM, you need to work with the Registration Authority which licenses as well as registers establishments. This is one of its core functions. The Registrar fulfils the following functions:

  • Registering companies within the ADGM
  • Dissolving as well as restoring establishments within the ADGM
  • Registering business names and maintaining a register of the same
  • Enforcing ADGM company resolutions,
  • Cancelling Commercial licenses
  • Prosecution of as well as Strike offs
  • Registering documentation after incorporation
  • Registering any changes in company officers, shareholders, or directors as well as share capital
  • Registering any changes in business name

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

The ADGM courts and the Courts of Appeal will at the first instance, have legal jurisdiction over disputes in the ADGM which are either commercial or civil in nature.  This ensures a conducive environment for business and that operations are efficient and legal, in accordance with the workings of financial centers across the world like London and Singapore. 

 

The basis of it is English Common Law which allows courts in ADGM to draw on already well-known legal precedents, ensuring that ADGM gives all member institutions an equal degree of advancement; and giving them more flexibility to operate the same way as they would in other Financial Centers of the world. 

 

To learn more about how you can set up in the ADGM, call or email us. 

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