Legal Glossary

ADGM Courts

The courts of Abu Dhabi Global Market. The ADGM Courts do not have jurisdiction in criminal matters.

ADGM Registration Authority

The incorporation, registration and licensing authority in ADGM.


A person providing strategic advice, introductions to Investors or other third parties, or engaged to assist with some other significant milestone in the life of the Company. The terms of the Advisor’s engagement and compensation (which may be in the form of Equity) are set out in an Advisor Agreement.

Advisor Agreement

An agreement which sets out the terms of engagement of an Advisor to a Company. The Advisor Agreement also sets out the details of any Equity grant to the Advisor which may Vest over the period of time in which the Advisor is engaged by the Company.