The UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister, Presidential Affairs Minister and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has issued a Decision to establish a specialist money laundering and tax evasion court. This is the first court of its kind in the country. It is part of the Department’s strategic priority to improve the litigation process and create a fair and just judicial system. It will support the continuous development of the Emirate’s judicial system and support the UAE’s efforts to tackle these crimes and prosecute perpetrators. A Decision to this effect has been issued by Sheikh Mansour. Abu Dhabi Decision No. 35/2020 will be part of the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court and appeals of the Court’s judgments will be heard by one of the Criminal Court’s Appeal Courts. The Undersecretary of the Judicial Department will issue the relevant decisions to implement it and anything which contradicts it will be revoked. It will be published in the Official Gazette and will come into force one after its publication.