The Registrar has a range of powers which are in Part 31 of Companies Regulations 2015 (the "Companies Regulations"). These include powers to:

•   decide on the form, manner of delivery (including electronic delivery) and authentication of documents;
•   amend the register in certain circumstances; and
•   annotate the register in certain circumstances.

This guidance tells you what these powers are, and gives you an idea of how and when they work. They apply to all companies registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

These Rules should be read alongside the more detailed Rules of the Registrar which are available on the Registrar's website at:

If you are in any doubt about the application of these powers please email our enquiries section on or call +971 2 3338888.