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Laws & Regulations

Common Law. International Standards.

The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first-class legal and business infrastructure for those doing business in or from the QFC. The QFC’s commercial and regulatory environment conform to international best practices and are separate from and independent of the State of Qatar.


Qatari Law No. 7 of 2005, as subsequently amended (‘QFC Law’), became effective on 1 May 2005. It sets out the structure of the QFC and establishes the independent bodies necessary for its operation.
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QFC Regulations

QFC Regulations establish the legal framework including legal and business infrastructure for those doing business in the QFC.
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QFC Authority Rules

QFCA Rules contain rules made and guidance issued by the QFC Authority. These rules expand on the provisions of other regulations administered by the QFC Authority. 
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QFC Regulatory Authority Rules

The QFCRA Rules contain the Rules made and the guidance issued by the QFC Regulatory Authority with respect to the operations of financial institutions. 
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Consultation Papers

The QFCA is committed to continually reviewing its legislative framework in order to allow QFC Firms to benefit from a strong, transparent legal and regulatory environment. The QFCA issues consultation papers from time to time to gather feedback from the QFC community regarding any proposed enhancements and refinements to QFC legislation.
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Additional Legal Resources

Court and Regulatory Tribunal Regulations and Rules

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Waivers and Modifications issued by the QFCA and QFCRA

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Policy Statements and Notices

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QFC Regulations Guidance

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QFC Forms

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Common Law

A legal system based on English Common Law.

International Court

Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre – a digitally enabled independent court, regulatory tribunal and dispute-resolution centre

Fair Process

A fair and transparent consultative process in which all stakeholders, including Qatar Financial Centre firms, are consulted informally and formally about new or revised legislation, policy and other matters.

Best Practices

A commercial and regulatory environment that conforms to international best practices.

Parallel & Separate

A legal environment parallel to but separate from the law of the state of Qatar.

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