About ADGM
Courts.

ADGM COURTS SUPPORT ADGM WITH A FULLY INDEPENDENT, COMMON LAW FRAMEWORK TO ADJUCATE CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTES.
The foundation of the civil and commercial law in ADGM is provided by the Application of English Law Regulations 2015. Those Regulations make English common law (including the rules and principles of equity) directly applicable in ADGM. In addition, a wide ranging set of well-established English statutes on civil matters are also made applicable in ADGM.

ADGM Courts are comprised of a Court of First Instance and a Court of Appeal. Judgments of the Court of Appeal are final.

ADGM Courts do not have jurisdiction in criminal or family matters.
The Regulations for ADGM Courts are called ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015  (“ADGM Courts Regulations”) They have been tailored specifically to meet the requirements of ADGM Courts. The ADGM Courts Regulations are supported by procedural rules and practice directions.