Waivers and modifications
3. The Regulator may, pursuant to section 9 of the FSMR, waive or modify the application of the provisions in the FSMR where it considers appropriate or desirable in the interests of the ADGM to do so and, in accordance with the procedures set out in Guidance 4 below.
4. Generally, the Regulator will exercise the section 9 FSMR power sparingly and only in circumstances where there is a clearly demonstrated case for granting a waiver or modification of the FSMR, such as:
a. to alleviate any undue regulatory burden on a Person in complying with the requirements in the FSMR in circumstances where investor protection intended by the relevant provisions is not reduced; or
b. to apply to a Person upon request (i.e. on a consent basis) the provisions of the FSMR which, without a modification, will not apply to that Person. For example, an Exempt Offeror (i.e. a Person such as a government or government instrumentality included in the ADGM's Exempt Offeror List in APP 5) who is not subject to the Prospectus disclosure and the liability regime in the FSMR and these Rules may apply to the Regulator for a modification to section 61 of the FSMR so that it can make a Prospectus Offer of its Securities in accordance with the relevant Prospectus disclosure and liability regime in the FSMR and these Rules.
5. The Regulator also has the power, pursuant to section 9 of the FSMR, to waive or modify these Rules. The Guidance and Policies Manual (GPM) gives further information on how to seek a waiver or modification.