Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law 2020

A revisited legal regime and a building block for the high standards of the financial center From July 1, 2020, the date of entry into force of the new DIFC Data Protection Law, the financial…

DIFC Proposes New Data Protection Law

On 18 June 2019, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) issued Consultation Paper No. 6 of 2019 (“Consultation Paper”) seeking public comments on the proposal by the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFCA) to issue…

UPDATE: New DIFC Wills and Probate Rules

The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (WPR) has been established as an official mechanism for non-Muslims to register their wills and have it enforced through the DIFC Courts. Previously there was a lot of uncertainty…

The New DIFC Employment Law- What Has Changed?

DIFC Employment Law no. 2 of 2019 (“New Law”) has recently been enacted which repeals and replaces the DIFC Law no. 4/2005 as amended by DIFC Law no. 3 of 2012 (“Previous Law”). There has…

DIFC Issues New Laws and Regulations (November 2018): Key Action Points and Changes

Background On 12 November 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) issued the following new laws and regulations: Companies Law (DIFC Law No. 8 of 2018) and the Companies Regulation (“New Companies Law”) Operating Law…

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