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[F189LPower to suspend or prohibit trading of securitiesE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)This section applies to securities admitted to trading on a regulated market.

(2)If the [F2FCA] has reasonable grounds for suspecting that an applicable transparency obligation has been infringed by an issuer, it may—

(a)suspend trading in the securities for a period not exceeding 10 days,

(b)prohibit trading in the securities, or

(c)make a request to the operator of the market on which the issuer's securities are traded—

(i)to suspend trading in the securities for a period not exceeding 10 days, or

(ii)to prohibit trading in the securities.

(3)If the [F2FCA] has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a provision required by the transparency obligations directive has been infringed by a voteholder of an issuer, it may—

(a)prohibit trading in the securities, or

(b)make a request to the operator of the market on which the issuer's securities are traded to prohibit trading in the securities.

(4)If the [F2FCA] finds that an applicable transparency obligation has been infringed, it may require the market operator to prohibit trading in the securities.

(5)In this section “transparency obligation” means an obligation under—

(a)a provision contained in transparency rules, or

(b)any other provision made in accordance with the transparency obligations directive.

(6)In relation to an issuer whose home State is a member State other than the United Kingdom, any reference to an applicable transparency obligation must be read subject to section 100A(2).]

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F1Ss. 89K-89N and cross-heading inserted (8.11.2006) by Companies Act 2006 (c. 46), ss. 1268, 1300(1)(a)

F2Words in ss. 89A-97 substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 16(2)(3)(g), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3

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