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Practice Areas

Capital Markets

The laws and regulations governing capital markets in the UAE are designed to support the growth and development of its financial sector. The primary law regulating the capital markets in the UAE is the UAE Federal Law No. 4 of 2000 Concerning Securities (the "Securities Law"). This law provides the regulatory framework for the issuance and trading of securities in the UAE, including the requirements for listing and trading securities on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

The Securities Law establishes the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), which is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the capital markets in the UAE. The SCA is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Securities Law, including the regulation of issuers, brokers, and other market participants, and the oversight of capital market transactions.

The Securities Law also provides for the establishment of a legal framework for the issuance and trading of bonds and sukuk, including the requirements for disclosure, prospectus preparation, and ongoing reporting obligations.

In addition to the Securities Law, the UAE also has a range of other laws and regulations that impact the capital markets, including the Companies Law, the Commercial Companies Law, the Central Bank Law, and the Banking Law.

Representation & Services

The UAE has a well-developed capital market, with a range of financial instruments and investment opportunities available to local and international investors. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of capital market transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), bonds and sukuk issuances, and securities regulation.

Our services in this area include:

  • Advising on regulatory compliance for capital market transactions
  • Assisting with the preparation and filing of prospectuses and offering documents
  • Advising on the listing requirements of local and international stock exchanges
  • Assisting with the structuring of securities offerings and the placement of securities
  • Providing advice on disclosure requirements and ongoing reporting obligations
  • Advising on the laws and regulations related to insider trading and market manipulation

Contact Us

Whether you are an issuer or an investor, if you are in need of legal services in the area of Capital Markets, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.