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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 7 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS    View history reference

PART 7.2 - LICENSING OF FINANCIAL MARKETS    View history reference

Division 3 - Regulation of market licensees    View history reference

Subdivision A - Licensee's obligations    View history reference

SECTION 792H  CHANGE OF COUNTRY BY FOREIGN LICENSEE  

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792H(1)  [Ministerial approval for change of location of foreign licensee]  


In the case of a licence granted under subsection 795B(2), the Minister may approve the location of the licensee's principal place of business in a new country only if:


(a) the new country is not Australia; and


(b) the operation of the market in that country will be subject to requirements and supervision that are sufficiently equivalent, in relation to the degree of investor protection and market integrity they achieve, to the requirements and supervision to which financial markets are subject under this Act in relation to those matters.

792H(2)  [Effect where place of business becomes Australia]  


If, in relation to a licence granted under subsection 795B(2), the licensee's principal place of business changes to become a place in Australia:


(a) the licence ceases to be in force from the time of the change; and


(b) if the licensee wishes the market to continue to be licensed, the licensee may apply for the grant of a new licence under subsection 795B(1); and


(c) the application must be assessed in accordance with Subdivision A of Division 4, subject to such modifications (if any) of that Subdivision as are set out in regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph.

792H(3)  [Application in advance]  


An application referred to in paragraph (2)(b) may be made in advance of the change of location of the principal place of business, and a decision on the application may be made before that time. However, any licence granted pursuant to the application does not come into force until the change occurs.


 



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