Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market is a broad-based international financial centre for local, regional and international institutions, established in accordance with the Federal Law No (8) of 2004, Federal Decree No (15) of 2013, Cabinet Resolution No (4) of 2013, and Abu Dhabi Law No (4) of 2013.

ADGM’s three independent authorities – the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts – ensure that our business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practice that are recognised by major financial centres across the world.

In collaboration with other International Financial Centres, global institutions and regulators, Abu Dhabi Global Market develops and supports member institutions with the regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction and attractive business environment they need for sustainable business growth.

Abu Dhabi Global Market is a key pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision, acting as a catalyst for the growth of its dynamic financial services sector in the UAE. At the heart of Abu Dhabi Global Market is a premise of long-term partnership and collaboration – locally, regionally and internationally. Central to this is a confidence which is born out of ambition rather than necessity. This blueprint of exchange between the UAE and the world beyond promises to grow in the future as this country becomes an even greater influential hub for global commerce.
Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market

ADGM is committed to providing a highly-efficient, business friendly and transparent registration platform to facilitate and process all of its dealings

The Registration Authority handles all aspects of incorporation, registration and licensing of legal entities in ADGM. In addition, we provide all ‘government-related services’ for entities and professionals working on Al Maryah Island. The team will provide guidance, review and process applications submitted by applicants who wish to establish a legal entity in ADGM in compliance with ADGM Companies Regulations 2015, ADGM Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 and accompanying ADGM’s Rules & Regulations 2015.

Activities & Legal Structures

ADGM is not only for financial services. Our legal and operational platform is attractive for a broad range of professional and business services, along with family businesses, corporate headquarters and various management functions. We also provide a beneficial environment to domicile holding companies, special purpose vehicles and other structures to hold and protect assets.

Please select on the links below to learn more:

  • Non-financial Services and Structures
  • Managing Family Wealth in ADGM

About the Registration Authority:

To serve the needs of the business community, the Registration Authority is comprised of the following departments:

Business Development – is the first point of contact for all establishments interested in having a presence in ADGM.
We have a dedicated team who are at hand to support and guide organisations through the whole process

  • Registration & Incorporation – are responsible for incorporation of legal entities and issuance of commercial licences
  • Corporate Relations – will provide support on all government related services including immigration, VISA’s and health checks
  • Client Experience – will ensure that an optimal experience is delivered and the main point of point of contact for any suggestions, feedback and complaints

The Registration Authorities application process can be completed using our Online Registry Solution. To commence the process, please access the portal by clicking here to set up a new account, or follow the “apply now” button below.

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