DIFC operates on a unique legal and regulatory framework with a view to creating an optimal environment for financial sector growth. Such framework was achieved through a synthesis of Federal law and Dubai law which permitted DIFC to have its own civil and commercial laws modeled closely on international standards and principles of common law and tailored to the region's unique needs.

Some of the laws introduced in the Centre include:

  • Companies Law
  • Contract Law
  • Arbitration Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Collective Investment Law
  • Investment Trust Law
  • Single Family Office
  • Special Purpose Company Regulations
  • Payment Systems Settlement Finality Law
  • Preferential Creditor Regulations
  • Strata Title Law

To review in detail please consult our comprehensive legal database.

The Laws administered by the DFSA are the core financial services related laws, which are as follows:

To view the above Laws please visit the DFSA website.

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