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Introduction to Abu Dhabi Global Market

1.1 Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a broad based international financial centre, established pursuant to Federal Decree No. 15 of 2013 and Abu Dhabi Law No. 4 of 2013 (ADGM Law) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. With its own civil and commercial laws based on English common law, ADGM offers the local, regional and international business community a world-class legal system and regulatory regime.
1.2 The ADGM Registration Authority (RA) is the commercial regulator of the ADGM. It is responsible for the licensing, registration and incorporation of entities seeking to establish a presence in the ADGM as well as monitoring and enforcing the ADGM’s commercial legislation and facilitating government services.