International Top 30 position: 14
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 12
The Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates (ESCA) in July 2012 published regulations relating to investment funds that significantly increase the regulation of both foreign and local investment funds active in the United Arab Emirates.
On 10 August 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012.
On 16 April 2012, a new Saudi arbitration law was issued by Royal Decree No. M/34 and subsequently approved by the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.