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2. Legislation in the DIFC

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References to legislation and Guidance in the Law shall be construed in accordance with the following provisions:

(a) Federal Law is law made by the federal government of the United Arab Emirates;
(b) Dubai Law is law made by the Ruler, as applicable in the Emirate of Dubai;
(c) DIFC Law is law made by the Ruler (including, by way of example, the Law), as applicable in the DIFC;
(d) the Law is The Markets Law, DIFC Law No.12 of 2004 made by the Ruler;
(e) the Rules are legislation made by the DFSA for the purpose of this Law and are binding in nature;
(f) Guidance is indicative and non-binding and may comprise (i) guidance made and issued by the Chief Executive as notations to the Rules; and (ii) any standard or code of practice issued by the DFSA Board of Directors which has not been incorporated into the Rules; and
(g) references to "legislation administered by the DFSA" are references to DIFC Law and Rules conferring functions and powers on the DFSA.