New regulatory measures are designed to improve the fight against money laundering. In December, the UAE authorities adopted regulations related to the mechanism for determining the true beneficiaries. Establishing the actual owner of the company is one of the main steps towards an effective AML system.
What kind of improvements were adopted? Firstly, this is a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on the creation of a procedure for identifying the true beneficiary, and secondly, a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on sanctions for non-compliance with the first resolution.
These regulations ensure the transfer and entry of information about the ultimate owners of the company into the corporate register. According to the new resolution, the real beneficiary owns 25% of the shares or more than 25% of the voting rights.