This book outlines the financial services regulatory framework in 11 countries in the Middle East. Contributors from leading commercial law firms across the region provide a clear explanation of the relevant regulatory bodies and their powers, with consideration of the effects of eachjurisdiction's national legislation. This title is supported by two companion volumes covering Europe and Asia Pacific. The series describes the principle regulatory authorities that oversee the banking, insurance and securities activities within each country. A highly practical Questions and Answers section highlights the key issuesof practical importance: What enforcement powers do the relevant authorities in each country have? What scope is there for foreign entities to conduct banking, insurance, securities activities and fund marketing activities in or into each country? What is the authorisation and registration processin each jurisdiction? Supporting commentary examines the nature and scope of the current regulation and prospective market developments. The complete three volume series covers over 60 countries and is an essential reference point for those needing a practical insight into international financial services regulation and the regimes operating within jurisdictions other than their own.