KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 15,300 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.43 billion in the year ended 30 September 2021.
KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG is the brand under which the member firms of KPMG International Limited (“KPMG International”) operate and provide professional services. “KPMG” is used to refer to individual member firms within the KPMG organization or to one or more member firms collectively.
KPMG firms operate in 145 countries and territories with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. Each KPMG member firm is responsible for its own obligations and liabilities. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre (IFC) of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates opened for business on 21st October 2015. ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading financial centre and a business hub serving as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.
Operating within an international regulatory framework based on direct application of the English Common Law, ADGM governs the entirety of Al Maryah Island, which is designated as the financial free zone of Abu Dhabi.
ADGM is ranked as one of the top IFCs in the Middle East and Africa region and is considered MENA’s largest Fintech hub. With a progressive and inclusive business ecosystem, ADGM enables global financial and non-financial institutions to leverage synergies between itself and multiple jurisdictions, thereby positioning it as one of the world’s most advanced, diverse and progressively governed financial hubs.
For more details on ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @adglobalmarket and LinkedIn: @Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
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Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.
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Ownera is a digital securities software company building the institutional inter-trading rails for a new multi-trillion-dollar digital securities market. The company led the creation of the open-source FinP2P interoperability protocol and delivers FinP2P based network nodes and digital securities solutions to the financial industry. This peer-to-peer network unlocks global distribution and liquidity by digitally connecting agents, brokers, and exchanges across the world for the instant issuance, trading, pledging and settlement of securities transactions.
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Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. We are widely regarded as the UK and Europe's leading tech law firm. We have been focusing on the tech sector for the last 20+ years and all of our lawyers have experience in working with global leaders in disruptive technologies.
Our financial services regulatory practice provides solutions-focused advice to UK and international clients on all aspects of financial services law and regulation. We combine industry knowledge and technical excellence to produce solutions that are both commercial and compliant.
We are passionate about FinTech and advise on FinTech regulatory matters across the payments, consumer lending, investment, wealth management and banking sectors. We are also recognised as market leaders in understanding and advising on cryptoassets, blockchain and distributed ledger technology and advise a range of cryptoassets issuers and investors, asset managers, exchanges and wallet providers in the UK, EU and beyond.
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Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX ) is a pioneer within the voluntary carbon markets having released the world´s first and only spot trading platform to facilitate the buying, selling and retirement of carbon credits. Today, CTX, along with its parent company, GEM, have the technology to meet the offsetting demands of climate change at both private corporate and public governmental levels. With an award nominated global team of diverse and inclusive members, CTX has the dedication and passion to instill their three tenets of transparency, security and simplicity across the global voluntary carbon markets.
FinanceMalta, is a non-profit public-private initiative, set up to promote Malta as an international financial centre. The organisation brings together, and harnesses, the resources of the industry and government, to ensure that Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services sector can continue to grow and prosper.
Shearman & Sterling is a global law firm that partners with corporations, major financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments, and state-owned enterprises to provide the legal and industry insight needed to navigate the challenges of today and achieve their ambitions of tomorrow. For 150 years, Shearman & Sterling has built strong and long-lasting relationships with clients around the world by advising on ground-breaking, and precedent-setting matters across industries and sectors. Our lawyers come from 55 countries and speak more than 65 languages.
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The FSDC was established in 2013 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body to engage the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development. The FSDC has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with effect from September 2018 to allow it to better discharge its functions through research, market promotion and human capital development with more flexibility.
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated partners to our customers, with an open model and commitment to excellence. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It’s how we’ve contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Our global financial services and regulation practice helps our clients navigate the evolving and increasingly complex regulatory environment, working seamlessly across major business and financial hubs. With a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, risk and compliance professionals and government relations and public policy strategists, we provide clients with an “end-to-end” service, combining deep legal and regulatory knowledge with practical industry experience to deliver practical and commercial solutions.
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, providing an excellent platform for firms to do business in Qatar and the region. The QFC offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business environment, which allows up to 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, and charges a competitive rate of 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits. The QFC welcomes a broad range of financial and non-financial services firms. For more information about the permitted activities and the benefits of setting up in the QFC, please visit: www.qfc.qa
SDX is licensed by Switzerland’s financial market regulator, FINMA, to operate an Exchange and a Central Securities Depository (CSD). SDX offers issuance, listing, trading, settlement, servicing, and custody of digital securities. SDX is committed to working with partners, members, and clients to promote and build out a new market structure for digital assets globally.
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm with a diverse and extensive practice comprising the full range of commercial, financing, regulatory, and other areas. It is recognised throughout the business community for its innovation, expertise and commitment to its clients – helping its clients achieve their commercial objectives and deal with the most business-critical and challenging situations, however complex or new those challenges may be.
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