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Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

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362Authority’s powers to participate in proceedings

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(1)This section applies if a person other than the Authority presents a petition to the court under section 9 of the 1986 Act (or Article 22 of the 1989 Order) in relation to a company or partnership which—

(a)is, or has been, an authorised person;

(b)is, or has been, an appointed representative; or

(c)is carrying on, or has carried on, a regulated activity in contravention of the general prohibition.

(2)The Authority is entitled to be heard—

(a)at the hearing of the petition; and

(b)at any other hearing of the court in relation to the company or partnership under Part II of the 1986 Act (or Part III of the 1989 Order).

(3)Any notice or other document required to be sent to a creditor of the company or partnership must also be sent to the Authority.

(4)The Authority may apply to the court under section 27 of the 1986 Act (or Article 39 of the 1989 Order); and on such an application, section 27(1)(a) (or Article 39(1)(a)) has effect with the omission of the words “(including at least himself)”.

(5)A person appointed for the purpose by the Authority is entitled—

(a)to attend any meeting of creditors of the company or partnership summoned under any enactment;

(b)to attend any meeting of a committee established under section 26 of the 1986 Act (or Article 38 of the 1989 Order); and

(c)to make representations as to any matter for decision at such a meeting.

(6)If, during the course of the administration of a company, a compromise or arrangement is proposed between the company and its creditors, or any class of them, the Authority may apply to the court under section 425 of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (or Article 418 of the [S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6).] Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986).

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