Knowledge Development at the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

The ADGM is a leading international financial centre in the United Arab Emirates that is quickly growing in stature and global recognition for its forward-thinking regulatory stance and approach. The financial centre has won Best International Financial Centre EMEA for the last two years as published by London-based Capital Finance International.


The ADGM is a leading international financial centre in the United Arab Emirates that is quickly growing in stature and global recognition for its forward-thinking regulatory stance and approach.  The financial centre has won Best International Financial Centre EMEA for the last two years as published by London-based Capital Finance International.  ADGM's jurisdiction was established by UAE Federal Decree, and comprises three independent authorities: the Registration Authority (RA), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the ADGM Courts (which are heavily influenced by the UK legal system).


The ADGM has taken a rigorous approach in encouraging knowledge development and sharing across businesses in the financial centre.  We highly recommend browsing the excellent collection of webinars at ADGM Webcast Series 2020 hosted by business leaders and experts from across the spectrum at https://www.adgm.com/media/webinars.  Topics have covered such matters as corporate debt restructuring, the pandemic's effect on investment business, the state of Indian family offices and trends in the VC ecosystem in the region, amongst others.

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Debtor-Led Preventive Compositions

November 2, 2020

The inability to meet one’s financial obligations as they become due is a challenging, but unfortunately, not uncommon occurrence. In December 2016, the UAE put in place a legal framework under Federal Law Decree No. 9 of 2016 on Bankruptcy (the “Bankruptcy Law”), which provides for several avenues to address severe financial challenges and hopefully avoid bankruptcy and liquidation. One such noteworthy avenue is a Preventive Composition. Through this route, depending on the extent of indebtedness, timely intervention may enable the debtor to regain or salvage its financial footing by applying

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