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Subsidiary acting as dealer in securitiesE+W+S+N.I.

141Subsidiary acting as authorised dealer in securitiesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The prohibition in section 136 (prohibition on subsidiary being a member of its holding company) does not apply where the shares are held by the subsidiary in the ordinary course of its business as an intermediary.

(2)For this purpose a person is an intermediary if he—

(a)carries on a bona fide business of dealing in securities,

(b)is a member of or has access to a regulated market, and

(c)does not carry on an excluded business.

(3)The following are excluded businesses—

(a)a business that consists wholly or mainly in the making or managing of investments;

(b)a business that consists wholly or mainly in, or is carried on wholly or mainly for the purposes of, providing services to persons who are connected with the person carrying on the business;

(c)a business that consists in insurance business;

(d)a business that consists in managing or acting as trustee in relation to a pension scheme, or that is carried on by the manager or trustee of such a scheme in connection with or for the purposes of the scheme;

(e)a business that consists in operating or acting as trustee in relation to a collective investment scheme, or that is carried on by the operator or trustee of such a scheme in connection with and for the purposes of the scheme.

(4)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the question whether a person is connected with another shall be determined in accordance with [F1section 1122 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010];

(b)collective investment scheme” has the meaning given in section 235 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8);

(c)insurance business” means business that consists in the effecting or carrying out of contracts of insurance;

(d)securities” includes—

(i)options,

(ii)futures, and

(iii)contracts for differences,

and rights or interests in those investments;

(e)“trustee” and “the operator” in relation to a collective investment scheme shall be construed in accordance with section 237(2) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8).

(5)Expressions used in this section that are also used in the provisions regulating activities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 have the same meaning here as they do in those provisions.

See section 22 of that Act, orders made under that section and Schedule 2 to that Act.

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F1Words in s. 141(4)(a) substituted (1.4.2010 with effect in accordance with s. 1184 of the amending Act) by Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c. 4), ss. 1177, 1184(1), Sch. 1 para. 488 (with Sch. 2)

142Protection of third parties in other cases where subsidiary acting as dealer in securitiesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a subsidiary that is a dealer in securities has purportedly acquired shares in its holding company in contravention of the prohibition in section 136, and

(b)a person acting in good faith has agreed, for value and without notice of the contravention, to acquire shares in the holding company—

(i)from the subsidiary, or

(ii)from someone who has purportedly acquired the shares after their disposal by the subsidiary.

(2)A transfer to that person of the shares mentioned in subsection (1)(a) has the same effect as it would have had if their original acquisition by the subsidiary had not been in contravention of the prohibition.

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