GEN 6.5.1

(1) Where an Authorised Person is a Body Corporate incorporated in the DIFC, its head office and registered office must be in the DIFC.
(2) Where an Authorised Person is a partnership established under the Limited Partnership Law 2004 or the General Partnership Law 2006, its head office and registered office must be in the DIFC.
(3) Where an Authorised Person operates in the DIFC through a Branch:
(a) it must have a place of business in the DIFC that is the principal place where it carries on the activities for which it is authorised by the DFSA; and
(b) that place of business must be its address in the DIFC to which communications and notices may be addressed.
(4) An applicant for authorisation to carry on one or more Financial Services must satisfy the DFSA that it will meet the requirements in this Rule when the authorisation is granted.
(5) In this Rule:
(a) "head office" means the principal place where an Authorised Person carries on:
(i) the day-to-day management and control of its business, wherever that business may be conducted; and
(ii) the activities for which it is authorised by the DFSA; and
(b) "registered office" has the meaning given in the Companies Law, Limited Partnership Law 2004 or General Partnership Law 2006, as applicable.
Derived from DFSA RM01/2004 (Made 16th September 2004) [VER1/09-04]
[Amended] DFSA RM105/2012 (Made 23rd December 2012). [VER32/12-12]
[Amended] DFSA RM155/2015 (Made 9th December 2015) [VER35/02-16]
[Amended] DFSA RMI266/2020 (Made 26th February 2020). [VER48/04-20]