80. Powers to Obtain Information and Documents for Investigation
(1) Where the DFSA considers that a person is or may be able to give information or produce a document which is or may be relevant to an investigation, it may:
(a) enter the business premises of such person during normal business hours for the purpose of inspecting and copying information or documents stored in any form on such premises;
(b) require such person to give, or procure the giving of, specified information in such form as it may reasonably require;
(c) require such person to produce, or procure the production of, specified documents;
(d) require such person (the interviewee) to attend before an officer, employee or agent of the DFSA (the interviewer) at a specified time and place to answer questions in private (compulsory interview); or
(e) require such person to give it any assistance in relation to the investigation which the person is able to give.
(2) Where the DFSA exercises its power under Article 80(1)(a) to enter business premises, it may:
(a) require any appropriate person to make available any relevant information stored at those premises for inspection or copying;
(b) require any appropriate person to convert any relevant information into a form capable of being copied; and
(c) use the facilities of the occupier of the premises, free of charge, to make copies.
(3) Where the DFSA exercises its power under Article 80(1)(d) to conduct a compulsory interview, it may give a direction:
(a) concerning who may be present;
(b) preventing any person present during any part of the compulsory interview from disclosing to any other person any information provided to the interviewee or questions asked by the interviewer during the compulsory interview;
(c) concerning the conduct of any person present, including as to the manner in which they will participate in the interview;
(d) requiring the interviewee to swear an oath or give an affirmation that the answers of the interviewee will be true; and
(e) requiring the interviewee to answer any questions relevant to the investigation.
(4) A requirement made under Article 80 (1) (b),(c), (d), and (e) shall be stated in writing.
(5) The DFSA may require the relevant person to give such information or produce such documents by the end of a reasonable period and at a place specified in the notice.
(6) The DFSA may exercise its powers under Article 80 (1) in respect of any person within, or outside of, the DIFC provided that, if the person is outside the DIFC and is not a Regulated Person, the DFSA shall either:
(a) use any arrangements it has with a regulatory authority in the jurisdiction in which the person is resident or domiciled, or the premises are located, to assist it to exercise the power; or
(b) apply to the Court for an order compelling the person to provide the information, produce or procure the production of the documents, or answer questions, or permitting the DFSA to enter the premises of that person.
(7) In Article 80(6), a Regulated Person means an Authorised Person, DNFBP, Fund, Auditor, Reporting Entity or any director, officer, employee or agent of such person.