ADGM Fireside Chat – organised by ITFA ME Regional Committee

ITFA have worked alongside Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to promote support of electronic negotiable instruments by giving valuable inputs into the ADGM Electronic Transactions Regulations 2021. The objective of these new regulations is to confirm that electronic signatures, contracts, records and documents are legally enforceable in ADGM as the traditional non-electronic (that is, physical) versions.
Join us on April 7th at 10am London, 11am CEST and 1pm Dubai for a joint ITFA / ADGM webinar where you will discover how ADGM is introducing electronic negotiable instruments into law and how ITFA’s DNI Initiative delivers an interoperable technology framework in support of UNCITRAL’s Model Law on Electronic Commerce (MLETR). ated in Abu Dhabi. 


Introduction and welcome
– Sean Edwards, Chair, ITFA
– André Casterman, Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA 

ITFA – ADGM Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony
– Sean Edwards, Chair, ITFA
– Juma Al Hameli, Senior Executive Director – Strategy & Business Development, Strategy & Business Development Division, ADGM
Overview of ADGM Fintech Initiatives as well as of authorisation of digital banks including trade finance activities

– Mary Anne Scicluna, Senior Executive Director – Banking & Insurance, Banking & Insurance Division, ADGM
– Wai Lum Kwok, Senior Executive Director – Capital Markets, Capital Markets Division, ADGM 

dDOC – ITFA’s technology framework for digital original documents and MLETR
– André Casterman, Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA 

Closing remarks by ITFA Middle East Regional Committee
– Rahul Baswani, Microsoft & ITFA Middle East Regional Committee 

“Currently, 2 out of the 3 jurisdictions that have enacted the MLETR are from the Gulf: an excellent springboard for a deep digital trade dive in the MENA region.”, added Luca Castellani, Legal officer in the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

We hope you will join us on that day. Please register via email to In the meantime, feel free to consult our recent report on ITFA’s Technology Experts for Regulatory Action (TERA)
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