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GEN 11.8.7

Past version: effective from 23/12/2012 - 20/08/2014
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(1) Where the DFSA proposes to exercise its objection or conditional approval power pursuant to Rule 11.8.5(2)(b) or (c) in respect of a proposed acquisition of, or an increase in the level of control in, an Authorised Firm, it must, as soon as practicable and in any event within 90 days of the receipt of the duly completed application form, provide to the applicant:
(a) a written notice stating:
(i) the DFSA's reasons for objecting to that Person as a Controller or to the Person's proposed increase in control; and
(ii) any proposed conditions subject to which that Person may be approved by the DFSA; and
(b) an opportunity to make representations within 14 days of the receipt of such notice or such other longer period as agreed to by the DFSA.
(2) The DFSA must, as soon as practicable after receiving representations or, if no representations are received, after the expiry of the period for making representations referred to in (1)(b), issue a final notice stating that:
(a) the proposed objections and any conditions are withdrawn and the Person is an approved Controller;
(b) the Person is approved as a Controller subject to conditions specified in the notice; or
(c) the Person is not approved and therefore is an unacceptable Controller with respect to that Person becoming a Controller of, or increasing the level of control in, the Authorised Firm.
Derived from Notice of Amendments to Legislation April 2011 [VER27/02-11]
[Amended] DFSA RM105/2012 (Made 23rd December 2012). [VER32/12-12]