• Scheme Of This Part

    • 934. Scheme of this Part

      (1) The scheme of this Part is as follows.
      (2) The following provisions apply generally (to the Registrar, to any functions of the Registrar, or to documents delivered to or issued by the Registrar under any law or regulation applicable in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, as the case may be)−
      sections 935 to 938 (the Registrar),
      sections 942 to 945 (delivery of documents to the Registrar),
      sections 946 to 950 (requirements for proper delivery),
      sections 954(1), 954(4) and 954(5) and 966 (keeping and production of records),
      section 957 (preservation of original documents),
      sections 980 to 982 (language requirements: transliteration),
      sections 983 and 986 to 989 (supplementary provisions).
      (3) The following provisions apply in relation to companies (save as expressed therein) −
      sections 939 and 940 (certificates of incorporation),
      section 941 (companies’ registered numbers),
      sections 951 to 953 (public notice of receipt of certain documents),
      sections 954(2), 955, 956 and 958 (the register),
      sections 959 to 965 (inspection of the register),
      sections 968 to 973 (correction or removal of material on the register), and
      sections 984 and 985 (supplementary provisions).
      (4) The following provisions apply as indicated in the provisions concerned−
      sections 974 to 975 (the Registrar’s register of company names),
      sections 976 to 979 (language requirements: translation).

    • 935. The Registrar

      In accordance with Article 10 of the ADGM Founding Law, there shall be an Abu Dhabi Global Market registration bureau.

    • 936. The Registrar’s functions

      (1) The Registrar shall−
      (a) perform the functions conferred on the Registrar by or under the ADGM Founding Law, these Regulations, the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 or any other law or regulation applicable in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and
      (b) perform such functions on behalf of the Board, in relation to the registration of companies or other matters, as the Board may from time to time direct by resolution.
      (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection 1(a) or (b), the functions of the Registrar shall include−
      (a) the preparation indicative and non-binding guidance on these Regulations and advising the Board when any such guidance is issued;
      (b) prescribing forms to be used for any of the purposes of these Regulations, the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 or any other regulations administered by the Registrar;
      (c) any tasks and powers properly delegated to it by the Board or any other authority in the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and
      (d) where it considers it appropriate to do so, delegating such of its functions and powers as may more efficiently and effectively be performed by its officers or employees and, with the approval of the Board, to any other Abu Dhabi Global Market authority (other than the Court).
      (3) The Registrar shall assist the United Arab Emirates in complying with its obligations under any international treaty or other agreement to which the United Arab Emirates is a party through the exercise of its powers and functions.
      (4) In exercising its powers and performing its functions the Registrar shall act in an independent manner.
      (5) References in these Regulations to the functions of the Registrar are to functions within subsections (1) and (2).

    • 937. The Registrar’s official seal

      The Registrar shall have an official seal for the authentication of paper copy documents in connection with the performance of the Registrar’s functions. Any electronic copy documents shall not require the official seal.

    • 938. Fees payable to Registrar

      (1) The Board may make rules requiring the payment to the Registrar of fees in respect of–
      (a) the performance of any of the Registrar’s functions, or
      (b) the provision by the Registrar of services or facilities for purposes incidental to, or otherwise connected with, the performance of any of the Registrar’s functions.
      (2) The matters for which fees may be charged include–
      (a) the performance of a duty imposed on the Registrar or the Board,
      (b) the receipt of documents delivered to the Registrar, and
      (c) the inspection, or provision of copies, of documents kept by the Registrar.
      (3) The rules may–
      (a) provide for the amount of the fees to be fixed by or determined under the rules,
      (b) provide for different fees to be payable in respect of the same matter in different circumstances,
      (c) specify the person by whom any fee payable under the rules is to be paid,
      (d) specify when and how fees are to be paid.
      (4) Fees received by the Registrar are to be paid into the such account as the Registrar may direct, from time to time.