The Legal 500

Regulatory Framework for Fintech in the UAE

October 25 2022 –
2022-10-25 13:30:00

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Regulatory Framework for Fintech in the UAE


In this webinar, The Legal 500 and Galadari will bring together expert speakers to discuss the regulatory framework for Fintech in the UAE in 2022.
Discussion points are likely to include:

  • Introduction to Fintech in the UAE
  • Differences between Blockchain, Crypto and Fintech
  • Trends moving forward


Manish Narayan, partner, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Manish Narayan is a partner at the firms Dubai office. He is the co-lead of the Fintech department and also advises on various corporate, commercial and real estate matters in the region. Manish brings substantial experience as a transactional lawyer serving clients in a broad spectrum of UAE business law and regulations. He has done substantial work in the field of digital assets and crypto currency. He is currently advising a large European gaming company on setting up a proprietary crypto trading entity in DMCC, a machine learning and artificial intelligence based crypto rating entity and a UK based investment consultant company also on getting a proprietary crypto trading license. He has also advised clients on launching Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) under the ADGM regulations. With over a decade of experience in the UAE he has had the opportunity of handling high value contract enforcement and settlements, particularly through the Dubai Courts and through DIAC Arbitration. Due to the diversity of Manish’s practice, he offers clients valuable insight into current market information and has a demonstrated talent for positioning his clients well for advantageous commercial solutions.

Katerina Smith, associate, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Katerina is an associate at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants, based in the firm’s Dubai office. Katerina has trained and is qualified to practise law in England and Wales.


Katerina has substantial experience in corporate transactions, merges and acquisitions and complex commercial agreements including joint ventures, shareholder and collaboration agreements, agency, franchising and distribution, cloud computing and procurement contracts and data protection particularly in dealing with cross-border data transfers.

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