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Two Esteemed Dubai Judges Join the DFSA

Mr David King, Acting Chief Executive of the DIFC Financial Services Authority (DFSA) today announced the appointment of two esteemed former national judges from Dubai Courts to the organisation. The DFSA is the independent regulator of financial and Ancillary Services conducted in or from the DIFC.

The two judges are:

•  Ali Shamis Mohamed Shamis Al Madhani; and
•  Omar Juma Mohamed Saif Al Fejeer Al Muhairi.

‘We are extremely lucky to have secured the talent and skills of these two men. The appointment of these two highly-regarded former judges of the Dubai Courts will add a vital layer of legal knowledge to the DFSA team. Their expertise in local issues and the application of UAE and Dubai legislation will prove invaluable to the DFSA.

‘As the DFSA grows in both size and responsibility now that the DIFC is open for business, our need for talented, experienced staff grows too. Mr Al Madhani and Mr Al Muhairi have been appointed as Management Associates within the DFSA and will spend their first few months in the different DFSA departments on a rotational basis, in order to develop an in-depth understanding of the DFSA’s role and activities.

‘I am delighted to announce that both Mr Al Madhani and Mr Al Muhairi will now take their place at the DFSA this Sunday 3rd of October, having completed intensive English language courses sponsored by the DFSA in order to ensure they could begin as soon as possible’, Mr King said.

Dr Habib Al Mulla, Chairman of the DFSA Regulatory Council, commented:

‘I am very pleased to welcome Ali Al Madhani and Omar Al Muhairi to the DFSA. Their experience with legal and law enforcement issues is a tremendous advantage for the DFSA, and I’m sure they will excel in their new roles.

‘The DFSA will continue to recruit the best expertise as we enter our new operational phase. These appointments are yet another example of our commitment to the ensuring the highest international standards of Regulation by recruiting the best staff from around the world’.