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1. Citation and interpretation

(1) These Rules may be cited as the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Conditions of Licence and Branch Registration) Rules 2019.
(2) In these Rules—
"accountancy services" means the controlled activity specified in Rule 5 of the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Controlled Activities) Rules 2018;
"applicant" means an applicant for a licence;
"approved accountancy regulatory body" means a body designated as such by the Registrar;
"approved healthcare regulatory body" means a body designated as such by the Registrar;
"approved insolvency practitioner regulatory body" means a body designated as such by the Registrar;
"approved legal regulatory body" means a body designated as such by the Registrar;
"authorised signatory" means an individual authorised to represent the license holder as a permanent representative in the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
"branch" means each location in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, not being (in the case of an applicant incorporated under the laws of the Abu Dhabi Global Market) the applicant’s registered office, from which the applicant proposes to carry on the controlled activity or controlled activities to which an application for a licence relates;
“body corporate” has the meaning given in the Regulations and includes, for the avoidance of doubt, partnerships (whether incorporated in ADGM or elsewhere) that have legal personality separate from that of their partners;
"connected person" has the meaning given to that expression in Part 1 of the Schedule to the Regulations;
"jurisdiction of incorporation" means, in respect of any non-ADGM body corporate, the jurisdiction in which such body corporate is incorporated (including upon being continued into such jurisdiction);
"insolvency practitioner services" means the controlled activity specified in Rule 6 of the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Controlled Activities) Rules 2018;
"legal services" means the controlled activity specified in Rule 4 of the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Controlled Activities) Rules 2018;
"licence holder" a person to whom a licence has been issued by the Registrar;
"non-ADGM body corporate" means a body corporate that is not incorporated (including upon continuation under the Companies Regulations 2015) under the laws of the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
"other economic activities" means the controlled activity specified in Rule 8 of the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015 (Controlled Activities) Rules 2018; and
"Regulations" means the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015.
(3) Terms used in these Rules which are defined in the Regulations shall have the meanings given to them in the Regulations.