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20(1)[F1Subject to [F2sub-paragraphs (4D) to [F3(4I)]],] a UK firm may not exercise an EEA right to provide services unless the firm has given the [F4appropriate UK regulator], in the specified way, notice of its intention to provide services (“a notice of intention”) which—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)identifies the activities which it seeks to carry out by way of provision of services; and

(b)includes such other information as may be specified.

(2)[F5Subject to sub-paragraph (2A), the] activities identified in a notice of intention may include activities which are not regulated activities.

[F6(2A) If the firm is a UK investment firm, a notice of intention may not include ancillary services unless such services are to be provided in connection with the carrying on of one or more investment services and activities.

(2B) In sub-paragraph (2A) “ancillary services” has the meaning given in Article 4.1.3 of the markets in financial instruments directive.]

(3)If the firm’s EEA right derives from [F7the [F8capital requirements directive], [F9markets in financial instruments directive] [F10, the mortgages directive] or the UCITS directive], the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must, within one month of receiving a notice of intention, send a copy of it to the host state regulator [F11with such other information as may be specified].

[F12(3ZA) If the firm's EEA right derives from the UCITS directive, the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must provide information about the compensation scheme with the information provided to the host state regulator under sub-paragraph (3).]

[F13(3A) If the firm’s EEA right derives from [F14the Solvency 2 Directive], the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must, within one month of receiving the notice of intention—

(a)give notice in specified terms (“a consent notice”) to the host state regulator; or

(b)give written notice to the firm of—

(i)its refusal to give a consent notice; and

(ii)its reasons for that refusal.]

[F15(3AA)Where the PRA is the appropriate UK regulator, it must consult the FCA before deciding whether to give a consent notice.

(3AB)Where the FCA is the appropriate UK regulator, it must consult the PRA before deciding whether to give a consent notice in relation to a UK firm whose immediate group includes a PRA-authorised person.]

[F16(3B) If the firm’s EEA right derives from the insurance mediation directive and the EEA State in which the firm intends to provide services has notified the Commission, in accordance with Article 6(2) of that directive, of its wish to be informed of the intention of any UK firm to provide services in its territory—

(a)the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must, within one month of receiving the notice of intention, send a copy of it to the host state regulator;

(b)the [F4appropriate UK regulator], when it sends the copy in accordance with sub-paragraph (a), must give written notice to the firm concerned that it has done so; and

(c)the firm concerned must not provide the services to which its notice of intention relates until one month, beginning with the date on which it receives the notice under sub-paragraph (b), has elapsed.]

[F17(3C) If the firm is a management company which wishes to pursue the activity of collective portfolio management referred to in Annex II to the UCITS directive, the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must send with the documentation provided to the host state regulator under sub-paragraph (3)—

(a) confirmation that the firm has been authorised as a management company pursuant to the provisions of the UCITS directive;

(b)a description of the scope of the management company's authorisation; and

(c) details of any restriction on the types of UCITS that the management company is authorised to manage.]

[F18(3D)If the firm’s EEA right derives from the alternative investment fund managers directive, the appropriate UK regulator must—

(a)if the condition in sub-paragraph (3E) is satisfied—

(i)within one month of receiving the firm’s notice of intention, send a copy of the firm’s notice of intention to the host state regulator;

(ii)send with that notice confirmation that the firm has been authorised by it pursuant to [F19Article 6.1 of] that directive, with such other information as may be specified; and

(iii)immediately notify the firm that it has given the notice and confirmation to the host state regulator; or

(b)give the firm written notice of its refusal to send a copy of the notice of intention to the host state regulator and its reasons for that refusal.

(3E)The condition is that the appropriate UK regulator is satisfied that the firm complies, and will continue to comply, with—

(a)the provisions implementing the alternative investment fund managers directive, and

(b)any directly applicable EU regulation made under that directive.]

(4)When the [F4appropriate UK regulator] sends the copy under sub-paragraph (3) [F20or gives a consent notice], it must give written notice to the firm concerned.

[F21(4A)If the firm is given notice under sub-paragraph (3A)(b) [F22or (3D)(b)], it may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

(4B) If the firm’s EEA right derives from [F23the Solvency 2 Directive] [F24 or from [F25the alternative investment fund managers directive,] the markets in financial instruments directive] [F26 or the UCITS directive], it must not provide the services to which its notice of intention relates until it has received written notice under sub-paragraph (4).

[F27(4BA) If the firm's EEA right derives from the markets in financial instruments directive, the [F4appropriate UK regulator] must comply as soon as reasonably practicable with a request for information under the second sub-paragraph of Article 31.6 of that directive from the host state regulator.]

[F28(4BB)If the firm’s EEA right derives from the mortgages directive it must not provide the services to which its notice of intention relates until one month, beginning with the date on which it receives the notice under sub-paragraph (4), has elapsed.]

(4C)Rules may specify the procedure to be followed by the [F4appropriate UK regulator] under this paragraph.]

[F29(4D) This paragraph does not apply to [F30a UK firm which falls within the second sub-paragraph of Article 2(1) of the Solvency 2 Directive].]

[F31(4E)This paragraph does not apply to a UK firm having an EEA right which is subject to the conditions of the emission allowance auctioning regulation, in respect of its exercise of that EEA right.]

[F32(4F)This paragraph does not apply to—

(a)the operator of a UCITS established in the United Kingdom seeking to exercise an EEA right to market the units of that UCITS in the territory of another EEA State; or

(b)a UK firm seeking to exercise an EEA right under the alternative investment fund managers directive to market an AIF.]

[F33(4G)This paragraph does not apply to a UK firm exercising an EEA right to enter into a Community co-insurance contract if it is not the leading insurance undertaking.

(4H)In this paragraph “Community co-insurance contract” means a contract of insurance which—

(a)covers one or more risks that are within any of classes 3 to 16 of Annex I of the Solvency 2 Directive;

(b)covers a large risk situated within the EEA which is not covered in whole or in part by another contract of insurance;

(c)provides that the risk to which it relates is covered by an overall premium and for the same period by two or more insurance undertakings each for its own part as a co-insurer, at least one of which enters into the contract from a head office or branch established in an EEA State other than that of the leading insurance undertaking; and

(d)provides that one of the co-insurers is the leading insurance undertaking.

(4I)In this paragraph—

(a)“leading insurance undertaking” means the insurance undertaking which under the Community co-insurance contract is specified as such and assumes fully the leader’s role including in particular—

(i)being treated as covering the whole risk; and

(ii)determining the terms and conditions of insurance and rating;

(b)“large risk” has the meaning given in Article 13(27) of the Solvency 2 Directive but as if the risks referred to in point (c) of the first sub-paragraph of Article 13(27) included risks insured by professional associations, joint ventures, or temporary groupings.]

F34(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)Specified” means specified in rules.

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F3Word in Sch. 3 para. 20(1) substituted (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 17(8)(a)

F4Words in Sch. 3 para. 20 substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 11(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F5Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(2) substituted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.11.2007) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(4), Sch. 4 para. 11(a)

F8Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(3) substituted (1.1.2014) by The Capital Requirements Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/3115), reg. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 29(8)

F9Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(3) substituted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.11.2007) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(4), Sch. 4 para. 11(c)

F10Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(3) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(10)(i)(i) (with Pt. 4)

F12Sch. 3 para. 20(3ZA) inserted after Sch. 3 para. 20(3) (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(33)(i)

F13Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(3A) inserted (30.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/1376, regs. 1, 2(2)

F14Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(3A) substituted (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 17(8)(b)

F15Sch. 3 para. 20(3AA)(3AB) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 11(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F17Sch. 3 para. 20(3C) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(33)(j)

F19Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(3D)(a)(ii) omitted (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1797), reg. 1(3), Sch. 1 para. 1(5)(f)

F20Words in Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(4) inserted (30.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/1376, regs. 1, 2(3)

F21Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(4A)-(4C) inserted (30.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/1376, regs. 1, 2(4)

F23Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(4B) substituted (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 17(8)(b)

F24Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(4B) inserted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.11.2007) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(4), Sch. 4 para. 11(d)

F26Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(4B) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(33)(k)

F28Sch. 3 para. 20(4BB) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(10)(i)(ii) (with Pt. 4)

F30Words in Sch. 3 para. 20(4D) substituted (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 17(8)(c)

F34Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(5) omitted (30.4.2001) by virtue of S.I. 2001/1376, regs. 1, 2(5)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(1) modified (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2636, arts. 1(2)(b), 77(1)(4)-(7); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

C2Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20(1)(3A)(a) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 101 (with art. 23(2))

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 in force for certain purposes at 25.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/516, art. 2(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; Sch. 3 Pt. III para. 20 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

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