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Ankura Consulting Group LLC
The UAE is the Middle East's leading financial center and a global hub for trade, particularly in gold and precious metals.
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the financial services regulator in Dubai recently issued its crypto token regime which goes into force on 1 November 2022.
Jones Day
On 11 March 2022, Dubai Law No. 4 of 2022 Regulating Virtual Assets in the Emirate of Dubai (the "Law") came into effect. The Law establishes the foundation of a regulatory regime for virtual...
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
On 25th August 2022, VARA, Dubai's independent regulator for Virtual Assets, launched its operations officially by issuing bespoke licensing regulations.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") continues to maintain its position as the leader in financial technology ("FinTech") in the Middle East.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
It has become clear that the UAE has recognised the tremendous potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and is set to be a hyper-connected city as well as an ever-evolving business...
Gowling WLG
Public organisations (universities, research centres) as well as private tech companies are crucial for driving R&D activities.
Ankura Consulting Group LLC
Non-fungible tokens are seen by some as an exciting new way to own digital assets such as art, but seen by others as a global confidence trick akin to The Emperor's New Clothes.
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
The UAE has taken steps to recognize the use of blockchain technology which is increasingly pervasive in global trade and commerce.
Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants
It has been proven time and time again that the UAE and Dubai in specific have a progressive and forward-thinking approach to adjusting and acclimatizing to the ever-changing landscape of progress...
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
Dubai Government has for a number of years embraced the use of innovative technology to maintain its position regionally and internationally as an advanced jurisdiction.
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
On 20 September 2021, the UAE issued the new Federal Law No. 46 of 2021 on Electronic Transactions and Trust Services ("ETL") which replaces the old Federal Law No. 1 of 2006...
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
A recent reminder was issued by the UAE Federal Public Prosecution reminding citizens, residents and visitors in the United Arab Emirates on the country's strict privacy laws.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
In a post-Covid era, cyber-attacks have today become the fastest growing crime on a global scale with 50 percent of such attacks targeting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not have sufficient cybersecurity measures.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
In recent years, the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council have moved to reduce their reliance on hydrocarbons, designing ambitious strategic plans to develop into innovation-led economies within a 15- to 30-year horizon.
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Ransomware attacks are now a bigger concern to major organizations around the world in. In this article we will discuss the major concerns around such attacks and the laws and regulations governing the same.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
As blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations in the region begin to grow, numerous start-ups are showing interest, along with major financial institutions seeking to develop this innovation across the
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
BSA are pleased to announce the launch of a new Market Watch report, in partnership with the Legal 500, focusing on ‘The Future of Finance: Digital transformation, innovation, and the FinTech ecosystem in the GCC'.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Issuing property tokens on the blockchain and creating a marketplace for owners, retail and institutional investors, could energize the regional real estate market.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Central Bank Digital Currencies ("CBDC") are a new form of digital currencies, sharing similar functions and the basic value as traditional banknotes and coins in general, such as being a source of value...
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