Part 15: Part 15: Interpretation and Definitions
Article 73 - 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 Documentshall, 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 neuter;(F) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form; and(G) references to a person includes any natural or juridical person, Body Corporate, or body unincorporated, including a branch, company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state.(2) The headings in these Regulationsshall not affect their interpretation.(3) A reference in these Regulationsto a Part, Article or Scheduleby number only, and without further identification, is a reference to a Part, Article or Scheduleof that number in these Regulations.(4) A reference in these Regulationsto a Schedule, an Article or a Part using a 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.(5) A reference in these Regulationsto a Schedule, an Article or a Part using a short form description of such Schedule, Article or Part in parenthesis are for convenience only and the short(6) A reference in an Article or other division of these Regulationsto 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.(7) Each of the Schedulesto these Regulationsshall have effect as if set out in these Regulationsand references to these Regulationsshall include reference to the Schedules.(8) Any reference in these Regulationsto "include", "including", "in particular" "for example", "such as" or similar expressions shall be considered as being by way of illustration or emphasising only and are not to be construed so as to limit the generality of any words preceding them.
Article 74 - Definitions
The following words and phrases shall where the context permits have the meaning shown against each of them:
Address in relation to a Memberof a Limited Liability Partnershipmeans:(A) if an individual, his usual residential address; and(B) if an Entity, its registered or principal office Authorised Firm a person that has been granted an authorisation in accordance with Part 5 of the Financial Services Regulations Body Corporate any body corporate, whether incorporated or constituted in the QFCor elsewhere Branch a branch of a Non-QFC Limited Liability Partnershipregistered in the QFCunder these Regulationsor any other Regulations Business includes every trade, profession and occupation Companies Regulations Regulations enacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the incorporation of Companies and related requirements and procedures Council of Ministers the Council of Ministers of the State CRO the Companies Registration Office established pursuant to Article 7 of the QFC Law Designated Member shall be construed in accordance with Article 15 of these Regulations Document includes any document in writing, including, where permitted, a document in writing in electronic form Entity a Body Corporateor partnership or unincorporated association carrying on Businesswith a view to a profit IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards Incorporation Document shall be construed in accordance with Article 9 of these Regulations Liabilities includes any amount reasonably necessary to retain for the purpose of providing for any liability or loss which is either likely to be incurred or certain to be incurred but uncertain as to the amount or as to the date on which it will arise Limited Liability Partnership a limited liability partnership incorporated under these Regulations Limited Liability Partnership Agreement in relation to a Limited Liability Partnershipmeans any agreement express or implied between the Membersof the Limited Liability Partnershipor between the Limited Liability Partnershipand the Membersof the Limited Liability Partnershipwhich determines the mutual rights and duties of the Members, and their rights and duties in relation to the Limited Liability Partnership Member a member of a Limited Liability Partnershipas defined in Article 11 of these Regulations Minister the Minister of Economy and Commerce of the State Name in relation to a Memberof a Limited Liability Partnership, means:(A) if an individual, his forename and surname (or, in the case of a person usually known by a title, his title instead of or in addition to either or both of his forename and surname); and(B) if an Entity, its corporate name or firm name Non-QFC Limited Liability Partnership a body incorporated or otherwise established outside the QFCand whose name under its law of incorporation or establishment includes the words " Limited Liability Partnership" Prescribed Fee a fee prescribed in rules made by or approved by the QFC Authority Prescribed Form a form prescribed by or approved by the QFC Authority Principal Representative a person appointed under Article 45(2)(A) of these Regulations QFC the Qatar Financial Centre QFC Authority the Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law QFC Civil and Commercial Court The civil and commercial court established by the QFC Law QFC Law Law No.(7) of 2005 of the State (as amended) Records Documentsand other records however stored Registrar the Registrarof the CROappointed under Article 13 of the Companies Regulations Regulations Regulations enacted by the Ministerin accordance with Article 9 of the QFC Law Regulatory Authority the Regulatory Authorityof the QFCestablished pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law Regulatory Tribunal the tribunal established by the QFC Law Security Regulations Regulations enacted or to be enacted by the Minister pursuant to the QFC Law relating to the giving and taking of security Schedule a schedule to these Regulations State the State of Qatar UK GAAP generally accepted accounting principles in the United Kingdom US GAAP generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America
Amended by QFCA RM2012-1 (as from 11th April 2012)