The requirements in respect of notification of changes relating to control of Branches (i.e. Non-DIFC established companies) are set out in
[GEN Rule 11.8.10]. Although some Credit Rating Agencies may be companies established in the DIFC, such companies will only be subject to the notification requirements relating to their Controllers. Accordingly, regardless of whether a Credit Rating Agency is a company established in the DIFC or a Branch operation, it is subject to the notification requirements only and not to the requirement for prior approval by the DFSA of changes relating to its Controllers.