Independent Review


Independent Review – Appeals Panel

The Appeals Panel was created to promote proper governance and due process pursuant to the ADGM Financial Services and Markets Regulations 2015. It provides procedural fairness to secure consistent, transparent and proportionate use of the FSRA’s powers.

The ADGM Board of Directors established the Appeals Panel in accordance with ADGM Financial Services and Markets Regulations 2015.

The Appeals Panel is set up to provide an independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Regulator and to, in some cases, consider and determine executive decisions referred to it by the FSRA.

The Appeals Panel seeks to secure consistent, transparent and proportionate use of regulatory powers and increase regulatory certainty and the expedient resolution of matters.

It has full independence and authority for determining regulatory appeals and is independent of the ADGM Board of Directors, the FSRA and the ADGM Courts to preserve its objectivity and impartiality.

Prior to 2022, there were two independent administrative bodies, the Regulatory Committee and the Appeals Panel. After public consultation, the ADGM Board of Directors decided to merge these into one amalgamated body on the basis that ADGM stakeholders will be better served by having a more streamlined and efficient process for the time resolution of regulatory proceedings.

The Appeals Panel comprises five of the world’s leading legal and regulatory professionals with outstanding expertise and experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration, banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution and other areas. The Panel is led by Mr Michael Brindle KC as the President, with Ms Jane Diplock AO as Deputy President.
Michael Brindle

Mr Michael Brindle KC

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Ms Jane Diplock AO

Deputy President
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Patricia Robertson

Ms Patricia Robertson KC

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Mr Andrew Whittaker

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Rachel Eng

Ms Rachel Eng

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