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.View QFC Law
QFC Regulations establish the legal framework including legal and business infrastructure for those doing business in the QFC.View QFC Regulations
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.View QFCA Rules
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.View QFCRA Rules
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.
A legal system based on English Common Law.
Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre – a digitally enabled independent court, regulatory tribunal and dispute-resolution centre
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.
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.
QFC’s award-winning legal department.