UAE’s Registration Authority (RA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has announced that it has taken enforcement actions against 10 Leaves Limited (10 Leaves), an ADGM-licensed company, and its three directors by imposing financial penalties amounting to USD 32,000 for a repeated failure to file annual accounts and reports by the statutory deadlines specified under the RA’s administered legislation.

10 Leaves was established in the ADGM, offering a breath of specialist consultancy services including blockchain, digital asset business setup in the UAE. They assist businesses to setup in the UAE.

The RA found that 10 Leaves and its directors, Bishr Shiblaq, Rohit Ghai and Satidanand Auchoybur failed to submit statutory accounts and reports for the financial years ending 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2021 by the specified timelines. 10 Leaves and its directors failed to deliver consecutive accounts and reports to the RA by the statutory timelines despite reminders sent by the RA.

The RA imposed financial penalties totaling USD 32,000.

Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of the Registration Authority said: “ADGM registered directors shall adhere to the highest standards of diligence and care in discharging their responsibilities and duties stipulated under RA administered regulations. The RA considers that the imposition of financial penalties against companies and directors who commit contraventions of accounts filing requirements supports promoting compliance with the regulations and filing obligations.”