• Part 15: Part 15: Interpretation and Definitions

    • Article 139 - Interpretation

      (1) In these Regulations, a reference to:
      (A) a provision of any law or regulation includes a reference to that provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
      (B) an obligation to publish or cause to be published a particular document shall, unless expressly provided otherwise in these Regulations, include publishing or causing to be published in printed or electronic form;
      (C) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar;
      (D) a month shall mean a month of the Gregorian calendar;
      (E) the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter; and
      (F) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form.
      (2) The headings in these Regulations shall not affect their interpretation.
      (3) A reference in these Regulations to a Schedule, an Article or a Part using the short form description of such Schedule, Article or Part in parenthesis are for convenience only and the short form description shall not affect the construction of the Article or Part to which it relates.
      (4) A reference in these Regulations to a Part, Article or Schedule by number only, and without further identification, is a reference to a Part, Article or Schedule of that number in these Regulations.
      (5) A reference in an Article or other division of these Regulations to a paragraph, subparagraph or Article by number or letter only, and without further identification, is a reference to a paragraph, sub-paragraph or Article of that number or letter contained in the Article or other division of these Regulations in which that reference occurs.
      (6) Any reference in these Regulations to "include", "including", "in particular", "for example", "such as" or similar expressions shall be considered as being by way of illustration or emphasis only and are not to be construed so as to limit the generality of any words replacing them.

    • Article 140 - Definitions

      The following words and phrases shall where the context permits have the meanings shown against each of them:

      Agent has the meaning given to that term in Article 61
      Assignee has the meaning given to that term in Article in 116
      Assignor has the meaning given to that term in Article in 116
      Beneficiary has the meaning given to that term in Article 135
      Council of Ministers the Council of Ministers of the State
      CRO the Companies Registration Office established pursuant to Article 7 of the QFC Law
      Force Majeure has the meaning given to that term in Article 94
      Minister the Minister of Economy and Commerce of the State
      New Obligor has the meaning given to that term in Article 131
      Obligee a person who is entitled to receive performance of an obligation
      Obligor a party who is to perform an obligation
      Person includes a natural or juridical person, body corporate, or body unincorporate, including a branch, company, partnership, unincorporated association or other undertaking, government or state
      Principal has the meaning given to that term in Article 61 in these Regulations
      QFC the Qatar Financial Centre
      QFC Authority the Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law
      QFC Institutions the CRO, the Tribunal and any other institution or body created under Article 6 or Article 9 of the QFC Law
      QFC Law Law No. (7) of 2005 of the State
      Regulations Regulations enacted by the Minister in accordance with Article 9 of the QFC Law
      Regulatory Authority the Regulatory Authority of the QFC established pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law
      State the State of Qatar
      TDR Regulations Regulations enacted or to be enacted by the Council of Ministers pursuant to the QFC Law relating to the Tribunal and the resolution of disputes
      Tribunal the tribunal established by the TDR Regulations 2005