Event driven filings

An Event-driven Filing refers to an entity’s obligations to notify the Registrar of certain changes / events that occur with regards to the registered entities. It is important for an ADGM registered entity to gain an understanding of what events trigger filing requirements and the obligations in order to avoid substantial fines.

Some examples of event-driven filings include:

  • Change of company name
  • Amendment of Articles of Association
  • Appointment of authorised signatory
  • Appointment, cessation or change in particulars of director
  • Appointment, cessation or change in particulars of secretary
  • Change of registered office address
  • Alternative location of company’s record
  • Maintain accounting reference date
  • Appointment or cessation of recognised auditor
  • Maintain business activities
  • Change in particulars of shareholder
  • Increase authorised share capital
  • Allotment or transfer of shares
  • Appointment, cessation or change in particulars of beneficial owner

All filings can be lodged via the Online Registry Solution.


Guidance & Templates – Company


Guidance

The Guidance published in this page has been written to guide registered companies in ADGM in relation to some of the filing obligations under the ADGM Companies Regulations, ADGM Commercial Licensing Regulations and ADGM Beneficial Ownership and Control Regulations. This is only a guide and should be read together with the company’s articles of association and relevant legislation, in particular, ADGM Companies Regulations, ADGM Commercial Licensing Regulations and any other relevant regulations and enabling rules. This Guidance only refers to the procedures that need to be completed in relation to the RA. It does not cover other requirements as set out in the relevant legislation (which includes contact with the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority, the courts and other internal obligations that a company will need to carry out). Further advice from a specialist professional may be required. Any information stated in the Guidance is subject to change without prior notice.


Templates

Majority of the notices filed by the company to the RA are supported by a minutes or resolutions (e.g., by Directors or Shareholders). Listed below are the templates prepared by the RA. These templates are solely for reference only and does not explicitly denote the company’s procedure in approving the corporate actions. The company are free to use and amend the content of it to cater its requirements. It will also necessary, that the company checks its company’s articles and the relevant Regulations to see whether and what alternatives are permitted.

Accounts & Auditors

Addresses

Articles of Association

Authorised Signatories

Business Activities

Directors

Name & Trade Name

Notice of Error & Lodged Documents

Secretary

Shares & Shareholders

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