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DIFC Prescribed Company Regime

November 4, 2019

On 31 October 2019, the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) introduced Prescribed Company Regulations 2019 (“New Regulations”) that replace the Special Purpose Company regulations (“Old Regulations”). The main objective of the New Regulations is to consolidate, replace and expand on the existing Special Purpose Company (“SPC”) and Intermediate Special Purpose Vehicle (“ISPV”) regimes. The New Regulations provide a flexible, business friendly regime allowing a cost and time efficient way of doing business to Prescribed Companies in the DIFC aligned with international best practices.