Article 26 - Definitions

In these Regulations, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings shown against each of them, unless the contrary intention appears:

Employment Regulations the Regulations enacted by the Minister relating to employment in the QFC
Family Member(s) the female partner of a male QFC Employee or a male partner of a female QFC Employee and minor children of a QFC Employee who are sponsored by that QFC Employee
QFC Employee a non-Qatari employee of an Employer
Minister the Minister of Economy and Commerce of the State
Ministry of Interior the Ministry of Interior of the State
Person includes a natural or judicial person, body corporate, or body unincorporate, including a branch, a company, partnership, unincorporated association or other undertaking, government or state.
QFC the Qatar Financial Centre
QFC Authority the Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law
QFC Employer the QFC Authority, the Regulatory Authority, the Appeals Body, the Tribunal or any other QFC Entity or a QFC Institution which employs one or more employees
QFC Entity any company, branch or partnership established in or licensed to do business in the QFC
QFC Institution the Companies Registration Office or 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
Regulatory Authority the Regulatory Authority of the QFC established by Article 8 of the QFC Law
Sponsored Employee an employee who is not of Qatari nationality and who is not sponsored in the State by a member of his family and is therefore sponsored in the State by his employer
State the State of Qatar
State Sponsor The Person in the State sponsoring a Sponsored Employee