​QFC LEGISLATION

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 and systems conform to international best practices and are separate from and independent of the host Qatari systems.

QFC LAW

The QFC Law (Law No. 7 of 2005) was signed by the Emir of the State of Qatar on 9 March 2005 and became effective on 1 May 2005. The QFC Law (as amended by Law No. 2 of 2009 and Law No 14 of 2009) provides for the basic structure of the QFC and establishes the QFC Authority, the QFC Regulatory Authority, the Civil and Commercial Court of the QFC and the QFC Regulatory Tribunal.

For the text of the Law, click here.

QFC REGULATIONS 

QFC Regulations establish the legal framework including legal and business infrastructure for those doing business in the QFC. The QFC Financial Services Regulations, enacted under the QFC Law, are the primary regulations which define the management, objectives, duties, functions, powers and constitution of the QFC Regulatory Authority. The QFC Authority Regulations enacted under the QFC Law are the primary regulations which define the role and function of the QFC Authority.

For the text of QFC Regulations, click here. 

AMENDING REGULATIONS   

For regulations that amend QFC Regulations, click here. 

QFCA RULES 

The QFCA Rules contain the rules made, and guidance issued, by the QFC Authority about companies, data protection, limited liability partnership and tax.

For the text of QFCA Rules, click here.

RULEMAKING INSTRUMENTS

For QFCA rulemaking instruments, click here.

QFC REGULATORY AUTHORITY RULES

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

For the text of QFC Regulatory Authority  Rules, click here

RULEMAKING INSTRUMENTS

For QFC Regulatory Authority rulemaking instruments, click here.

POLICY STATEMENTS AND NOTIFICATIONS

For the text of QFCA and QFC Regulatory Authority notifications relating to regulatory matters, click here.

The electronic versions of legislation and other official materials on this site, and any copies printed from the electronic versions, are provided for convenience and information only. They are not necessarily authorised versions or definitive texts and should not be relied on as such.

WAIVERS AND MODIFICATIONS

For the Waivers and Modifications granted by the QFC Regulatory Authority rules and regulations, click here.

CONSULTATION PAPERS

For QFCA and QFC Regulatory Authority  Consultation Papers, click here.

QFC FORMS

For Application, General, Data Protection, Prudential and AML/CLT forms, click here.

QFCA LEGAL INTERPRETATIONS 

For QFCA legal interpretations, click here.

COURT AND REGULATORY TRIBUNAL RULES

For the regulations and rules of the QFC Civil and Commercial Court and the QFC Regulatory Tribunal, click here.