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COB 2.3.5

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(1) For the purposes of Rule 2.3.3(1)(a)(ii), a PersonG is a 'service-based' Professional ClientG if:
(a) the Financial ServiceG provided to that PersonG is Providing CreditG ;
(b) the PersonG is an UndertakingG ; and
(c) the Credit FacilityG in question is provided for use in the business activities of:
(i) the PersonG ;
(ii) a controller of the PersonG ;
(iii) any member of the GroupG to which the PersonG belongs; or
(iv) a joint venture of a PersonG referred to in (i)–(iii).
(2) In (1)(c)(ii), a controller is an individual who:
(a) owns a majority of the shares of the UndertakingG ;
(b) is able to appoint or remove a majority of the board members of the UndertakingG ; or
(c) controls a majority of the voting rights of the UndertakingG (or that of a Holding CompanyG of the UndertakingG ).
Derived from DFSA RM149/2015 (Made 11th February 2015) [VER24/04-15]