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230. Short title, extent, commencement and savings

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015.
(2) These Regulations shall apply in the whole of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
(3) These Regulations shall come into force on the date of their publication (the "Commencement Date"). The Board may by rules make any transitional, transitory, consequential, saving, incidental or supplementary provision in relation to the commencement of these Regulations as the Board thinks fit after consulting with the Chief Justice.
(4) Subject to subsection (6), nothing in these Regulations shall have retrospective effect.
(5) Subject to subsection (6), on and from the Commencement Date, any law previously in force in the Abu Dhabi Global Market which is inconsistent with, or deals with the same subject matter as these Regulations shall, subject to the ADGM Founding Law, cease to have any effect or force in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
(6) The exceptions referred to in subsections (4) and (5) are as follows —
(a) all acts and omissions occurring in the Abu Dhabi Global Market prior to the Commencement Date shall be determined in accordance with the law of the Emirate or any other law that would have applied pursuant to the law of the Emirate; and
(b) the Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear, examine and determine any proceedings, or any issue, cause or matter arising out of such proceedings, instituted prior to the Commencement Date; and all such proceedings, issues, causes or matters will be determined in accordance with the law of the Emirate or any other law that would have applied pursuant to the law of the Emirate.
(7) All acts and omissions occurring in the Abu Dhabi Global Market on and following the Commencement Date shall be determined in accordance with these Regulations, or the Applicable Abu Dhabi Law or the relevant ADGM enactment, pursuant to the law of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
(8) The Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear, examine and determine any proceedings or any issue, cause or matter arising out of such proceedings instituted on and following the Commencement Date; and all such proceedings, issues, causes and matters will be determined in accordance with these Regulations, or the Applicable Abu Dhabi Law or the relevant ADGM enactment, pursuant to the law of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.