EU Prospectus Directive (the PD)

A number of significant changes to the securities and capital markets regime in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) came into force on 5 July 2012. The changes represent the policy of the DIFC’s regulator, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to more closely align the DIFC with leading benchmark jurisdictions and the requirements of the EU Prospectus Directive (the PD).

The changes include a new DIFC Markets Law (DIFC Law No. 1 of 2012) and an all-new Markets Rules