This issue is filled with great insights and expert commentary on areas that are relevant to the legal landscape and highlight how the business community is embracing technology, media and telecommunications. There are various topics covered, from new ways of working and digital transformation in the finance sector to data protection regulatory updates and guidance. We also have a series of articles that focus on e-commerce across a number of jurisdictions.
You will also find insights from our lawyers around real estate analytics, tech trends, and data centres.
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Further to our alert of 10 March 2019, we wish to remind you that your DIFC company is required to amend its Articles of Association by 12 November 2019, in accordance with the New DIFC Regime issued in November 2018.
As you may recall, the enactment of the new Companies Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2018), Operating Law (DIFC Law No. 7 of 2018), Companies Regulations and Operating Regulations (“New DIFC Regime”) has imposed an obligation upon your DIFC business to comply with numerous requirements, one of which is the alignment of your DIFC company articles with the New DIFC Regime.
Based on our discussion with the DIFC, each DIFC company should revise its articles to align them with the New DIFC Regime.
The following areas require particular attention when the articles are aligned with the New DIFC Regime:
Under the New DIFC Regime, your DIFC company can:
Our experience indicates, the completion of the New Articles takes at least a month, on average.
Apart from the time required to prepare the documents and secure signatures, when assessing the time required to register the New Articles, you should take account of the fact the DIFC team require time to review and process each application, which impacts the timing of the process.
It is important to start the New Articles implementation process as soon as possible as failing to adopt the New Articles may result in the DIFC imposing a penalty of USD 15,000.
Our team of experts will be delighted to assist you by: