Laws and Regulations Administered by the DIFC Authority


A comprehensive database of laws and regulations administered by the DIFC Authority, including Federal laws, Dubai laws, DIFC laws, Enactment notices, DIFC regulations and directives from the Registrar of Real Properties.
Our aim for this database is to increase the knowledge and understanding of Dubai Laws within DIFC.
The unique structure of DIFC gives it a robust regulatory and legal framework that provides the Centre’s clients with a safe and secure platform to conduct their business confidently. All business registered at DIFC are subject to the laws of the Centre that have been enacted to administer day-to-day operations of the firms and individuals in the DIFC.

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LAWS

ARBITRATION LAW DIFC LAW NO. 1 OF 2008

COMPANIES LAW NO. 5

OF 2018

CONTRACT LAW DIFC LAW NO. 6

OF 2004

ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS LAW DIFC LAW NO. 2 OF 2017

DATA PROTECTION LAW DIFC LAW NO. 1 OF 2007

EMPLOYMENT LAW DIFC LAW NO. 2 of 2019

LAW OF DAMAGES AND REMEDIES DIFC LAW No. 7 of 2005

LAW OF OBLIGATIONS DIFC LAW No. 5 of 2005

LAW OF SECURITY DIFC LAW No. 8 of 2005

LAW ON THE APPLICATION OF CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LAWS IN THE DIFC DIFC LAW No.3 OF 2004

LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP LAW DIFC LAW NO. 5 OF 2004

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP LAW DIFC LAW NO. 4 OF 2006

NETTING LAW DIFC LAW NO. 2 OF 2014

THE IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS AND UNFAIR TERMS LAW DIFC LAW No. 6 of 2005

OPERATING LAW DIFC LAW NO. 7 OF 2018

AMENDMENT

ARBITRATION LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO 6 OF 2013

COMPANIES LAW AMENDMENT LAW DIFC LAW NO. 2 OF 2013

DATA PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 5 OF 2012

EMPLOYMENT LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 3 OF 2012

LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 5 OF 2013

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 4 OF 2013

DIFC LAWS AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 1 OF 2017

GENERAL PARTNERSHIP LAW AMENDMENT LAW, DIFC LAW NO. 3 OF 2013

REGULATIONS

COMPANIES REGULATIONS

2018

LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP REGULATIONS

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP REGULATIONS

OPERATING REGULATIONS

2018

INCORPORATED CELL COMPANY (ICC) REGULATIONS

INVESTMENT COMPANIES (IC) REGULATIONS

ULTIMATE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REGULATIONS

ANNEX E- SECURITY

REGULATIONS

PROPOSED

ANNEX A – PROPOSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

ANNEX B – PROPOSED LEASING REGULATIONS

ANNEX B – PROPOSED SECURITY REGULATIONS

ANNEX E – SECURITY REGULATIONS (COMPARISON)