[424A Investment firm]
[424A Investment firm]

[(1)     In this Act, “investment firm” has the meaning given in Article 4.1.1 of the markets in financial instruments directive.

(2)     Subsection (1) is subject to subsections (3) to (5).

[(3)     References in this Act to an “investment firm” include references to a person who would be an investment firm (within the meaning of Article 4.1.1 of the markets in financial instruments directive) if—

(a)     in the case of a body corporate, his registered office or, if he has no registered office, his head office, and

(b)     in the case of a person other than a body corporate, his head office,

were in an EEA State.]