• Part 18 Part 18 Contraventions, etc.

    • General Provisions

      • 218. General contravention provision

        (1) A person who —
        (a) does an act or thing that the person is prohibited from doing by or under these Regulations or any Rules made under these Regulations;
        (b) does not do an act or thing that the person is required to do by or under these Regulations or any Rules made under these Regulations;
        (c) fails to comply with a requirement or condition imposed by or under these Regulations or any Rules made under these Regulations; or
        (d) otherwise contravenes a provision of these Regulations or any Rules made under these Regulations, including the General Prohibition;
        commits a contravention of these Regulations.

      • 219. Defence against contraventions of section 18

        In proceedings for a contravention of section 18 it is a defence for the accused to show that he believed on reasonable grounds that the content of the communication was prepared, or approved for the purposes of section 18, by an Authorised Person.

      • 220. Involvement in contraventions

        If a person is Knowingly Concerned in a contravention of these Regulations committed by another person, the aforementioned person as well as the other person commits the contravention and is liable to be proceeded against and dealt with accordingly.

      • 221. Misleading the Regulator: residual cases

        (1) A person who, in purported compliance with any requirement falling within subsection (2) knowingly or recklessly gives the Regulator information which is false or misleading in a material particular commits a contravention of these Regulations.
        (2) Subsection (1) applies only to a requirement in relation to which no other provision of these Regulations or any Rules made under these Regulations creates a contravention of these Regulations in connection with the giving of information.

    • Corporates and Partnerships

      • 222. Contraventions by bodies corporate etc.

        (1) If a contravention of these Regulations committed by a Body Corporate is shown —
        (a) to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an Officer; or
        (b) to be attributable to any neglect on his part;
        the Officer as well as the Body Corporate commits the contravention and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
        (2) If the affairs of a Body Corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a Director of the Body Corporate.
        (3) If a contravention of these Regulations committed by a Partnership is shown —
        (a) to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a Partner; or
        (b) to be attributable to any neglect on his part;
        the Partner as well as the Partnership commits the contravention and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
        (4) The Board may by Rules provide for the application of any provision of this section, with such modifications as the Board considers appropriate, to a Body Corporate formed or recognised under the law of a territory outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

    • Gaming contracts

      • 223. Gaming contracts

        (1) No contract to which this section applies is void or unenforceable because of any rule of law or any enactment relating to gaming or wagering contracts.
        (2) This section applies to a contract if it is entered into by either or each party in the course of carrying on Regulated Activities.