• Part 1: Part 1: Application, Commencement and Interpretation

    • Article 1 - Citation

      These Regulations may be referred to as the Companies Regulations 2005.

    • Article 2 - Application

      These Regulations are made by the Minister pursuant to Article 9 of the QFC Law and shall apply in the QFC. To the fullest extent permitted by the QFC Law, the laws, rules and regulations of the State concerning companies and branches or offices of foreign companies and investments therein, including without limitation the Commercial Companies Law No.(5) of 2002 and the Foreign Investment Law No.(13) of 2000, shall not apply in the QFC.

    • Article 3 - Commencement

      These Regulations shall come into force on the date of their signature by the Minister.

    • Article 4 - Language

      In accordance with Article 9 of the QFC Law, these Regulations are written in the English language and the English text thereof shall be the official original text. Any translation thereof into another language shall not be authoritative and in the event of any discrepancy between the English text of these Regulations and any other version, the English text shall prevail.

    • Article 5 - Interpretation

      Words and expressions used in these Regulations and interpretative provisions applying to these Regulations are set out in Part 14.

    • Article 5A - Power of QFC Authority and QFC Regulatory Authority to make rules

      The QFC Authority and the QFC Regulatory Authority, each within the scope of their jurisdiction, authority or powers conferred upon them may make rules to the extent set out in the QFC Law, these Regulations and any other Regulations conferring powers, duties and functions on the QFC Authority and QFC Regulatory Authority as they deem necessary or appropriate to implement, carry out or enforce these Regulations.

      Amended (as from 5th April 2015).