Article 109 - 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;
(F) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form; and
(G) a reference to a Person is, if the context permits, a reference to any Person over whom the Regulatory Authority has, or may have, Functions.
(2) The headings in these Regulations shall not affect its interpretation.
(3) A reference in these Regulations to 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 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 or Schedule of these Regulations to 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 Regulations in which that reference occurs.
(6) Each of the Schedules to these Regulations shall have effect as if set out in these Regulations and reference to these Regulations shall include reference to the Schedules.
(7) 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 preceding them.
(8) References to Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Director General, director or similar expressions are, where the context permits, a reference to the Person holding that office from time to time.
(9) The Regulatory Authority may by Rules restrict the meaning or scope of the expressions " Entity", " Group", " Parent Entity" or " Subsidiary" as applied in or pursuant to these Regulations.
Amended by QFC Reg 2010-2 (as from 9th December 2010)