Part 6: Part 6: Interpretation and Definitions
Article 27 - Interpretation(1) In these
Regulations, a reference to: a provision of any law or regulation includes a reference to that provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time:(A) 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;(B) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar;(C) a month shall mean a month of the Gregorian calendar;(D) the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter;(E) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form; and(F) a Personis, where the context permits, to any Personin respect of which the QFC Authorityhas jurisdiction under or pursuant to the QFC Lawor these Regulations(or any other Related Regulations) or whose conduct or activities are or may be subject to the QFC Lawor any such Regulations.(2) The headings in these Regulationsshall not affect its interpretation.(3) A reference in these Regulationsto a Schedule, an Article or a Part using a short form description of such 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 Regulationsto 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 or Schedule of these Regulationsto a paragraph, sub-paragraph 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 or Schedule of these Regulationsin which that reference occurs.(6) Each of the Schedules to these Regulationsshall have effect as if set out in these Regulationsand reference to these Regulationsshall include reference to the Schedules.(7) 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 emphasis only and are not to be construed so as to limit the generality of any words preceding them.(8) References to Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Director General, director or similar expressions are, where the context permits, a reference to the Personholding that office from time to time.
Article 28 - Definitions
The following words and phrases shall where the context permits have the meanings shown against each of them—
Applicant a Personsubmitting an Application Application an application :(A) for a Licenceor variation or withdrawal of a Licenceunder Part 4 of these Regulations;(B) for an approval of a Personto undertake a specified function under Rulesmade under these Regulationsincluding the appointment of a Person as a Key Person or Interest Holder; or(C) for Guidanceor a waiver (or revocation or variation of a waiver) of Rulesas the context requires Authorised Firm a body corporate, partnership or un-incorporated association which has been granted and continues to hold an Authorisation granted by the Regulatory Authority Board the Board of Directors of the QFC Authority Companies Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the incorporation of Companies and related requirements and procedures Confidential Information information of a confidential nature received by the QFC Authorityin the exercise of its functions other than information:(A) which was, prior to such receipt, in the public domain or which has come into the public domain other than as a result of a contravention of Article 16;(B) is a summary, collation, redaction or statistical representation or analysis of information from which it is not possible to ascertain that it relates to a particular Person Council of Ministers the Council of Ministers of the State CRO the Companies Registration Office established pursuant to Article 7 of the QFC Law Data Protection Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the incorporation of Companies and related requirements and procedures processing of personal data in the QFC Director General the Director General of the QFC Authority Employment Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to employers and employees in the QFC Entity a body corporate or partnership or un-incorporated association carrying on a trade or business with a view to profit Establishment the head office, a branch or permanent place of business of an Entity Guidance guidance issued, or to be issued, by the QFC Authorityunder Article 14 Immigration Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the entry into the Stateand sponsorship of Personsin the QFC Interest Holder has the meaning given in QFCA Rule 13.3 Key Person has the meaning given in QFCA Rule 13.3 Licence a licence, approval or authorisation to operate in the QFCissued by the QFC Authoritypursuant to Article 11.1 of the QFC Law Licensed Firm a body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association which has been granted and continues to hold a Licencegranted by the QFC Authority LLP Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the incorporation of Limited Liability Partnerships and related requirements and procedures Minister the Minister of Economy and Commerce of the State Permitted Activities the activities listed in Schedule 3 of the QFC Law or designated by the Council of Ministersunder Article 10(1) of the QFC Law Person includes a natural or legal person, body corporate, or body unincorporate, including a branch, company, partnership, unincorporated association or other undertaking, government or state QFC the Qatar Financial Centre QFC Authority or QFCA the Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law QFC Institution the QFC Companies Registration Office and any arbitral body or 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 Regulated Activities has the meaning set out in Article 23 of the Financial Services Regulations Regulations Regulations enacted by the Ministerin accordance with Article 9 of the QFC Law Regulatory Authority the Regulatory Authority of the QFCestablished pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law Related Regulations any Regulationsconferring powers, duties or functions on the QFC Authorityor with respect to which the QFC Authorityhas powers, duties or functions (whether by virtue of delegation, assignment or otherwise) Rules Rules made by the QFC Authoritypursuant to these Regulationsor any other Regulationpursuant to which the QFC Authorityhas power to make rules, including, where the context permits, standards, principles and codes of practice State the State of Qatar TDR Regulations Regulationsenacted or to be enacted by the Ministerpursuant to the QFC Lawrelating to the Tribunaland the resolution of disputes Tribunal the tribunal to be established or established pursuant to the TDR Regulations Amended (as from 6th April 2022).