Public Consultations

ADGM informs public and marketplace plans, unveils comments on proposed initiatives and rules ammendments through public consultations.

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Consultation Paper No. 6 of 2021 - Proposal to amend ADGM Beneficial Ownership and Control Regulations 2018

Consultation Closing Date: 23 December 2021

Status: open

Updated on: 25 November 2021

The Registration Authority (RA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has issued this Consultation Paper to seek views on its proposed amendments to the ADGM Beneficial Ownership and Control Regulations 2018 (BOC Regulations).

Consultation Paper No. 5 of 2021 - Proposed regulatory framework to broaden participation in “private capital markets”

Consultation Closing Date: 06 January 2022

Status: open

Updated on: 22 November 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a consultation paper to seek views on a proposed regulatory framework enabling limited Retail Client participation in “private capital markets”, that refer to investments by retail and professional investors who wish to invest and trade in securities issued by smaller, privately owned companies.

This Consultation Paper should be of particular interest to operators of Private Financing Platforms and Multilateral Trading Facilities as well as investors, individuals and organisations active in the investment sector, private ventures and issuers, and their respective professional advisors.

Consultation Paper No. 4 of 2021 - Proposed merger of FSRA Regulatory Committee and Appeals Panel

Consultation Closing Date: 05 December 2021

Status: open

Updated on: 03 November 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a consultation paper proposing a merger of its two independent administrative bodies, the Regulatory Committee and the Appeals Panel, into one amalgamated body.

Consultation Paper No. 3 of 2021 - Proposals on Digital Verification of Identity (eKYC)

Consultation Closing Date: 29 July 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 23 June 2021

Consultation No. 2 of 2021 - Guidelines for Financial Institutions adopting Enabling Technologies

Consultation Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 01 June 2021

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), together with the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) of the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, collectively referred to as “Supervisory Authorities”, have issued the Guidelines for Financial Institutions adopting Enabling Technologies (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines are not to be considered as Regulations or Standards being issued by the Supervisory Authorities.

Consultation Paper No. 1 of 2021 – Proposed amendments to the Registration Authority’s Decision Procedures and Enforcement Manual

Consultation Closing Date: 11 February 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 28 January 2021

The Registration Authority ("RA") of the Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM") has issued this Consultation Paper to invite public feedback and comments on proposed amendments to its Decision Procedures and Enforcement Manual (proposed to be renamed as the Decision Procedures, Disqualification and Enforcement Manual) (the “Manual”).

Consultation Paper No. 9 of 2020 – Proposed amendments to the ADGM Auditors’ framework

Consultation Closing Date: 28 January 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 17 December 2020

The Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has issued this Consultation Paper to invite public comment on its proposals to enhance its current Auditors’ Framework. In order to determine the most effective changes needed we have undertaken an extensive review of our current framework against international standards in auditing. Accordingly, the changes we are proposing in this consultation paper will ensure ADGM’s Auditors framework and regulatory oversight of Auditors continues to evolve to meet the ongoing changes in international standards, and are best in class.

Consultation Paper No. 8 of 2020 - Proposed amendments to the ADGM Arbitration Regulations 2015

Consultation Closing Date: 09 December 2020

Status: closed

Updated on: 25 November 2020

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM") has issued this Consultation Paper to invite public comment on proposed amendments to the ADGM Arbitration Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). A draft of the proposed amended Regulations is Annexure A to this Paper.

Consultation Paper No. 7 of 2020 - Proposed regulatory framework for providing third party financial technology services in ADGM

Consultation Closing Date: 07 January 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 25 November 2020

Consultation Paper No. 6 of 2020 - New Data Protection regulatory framework

Consultation Closing Date: 19 December 2020

Status: closed

Updated on: 19 November 2020

ADGM proposes to introduce regulations to replace the Data Protection Regulations 2015. ADGM has issued this consultation paper to invite public feedback and comments on the new regulations.

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