If a firm proposes to seek an order from a court of competent jurisdiction that would allow or require it to act in a way that is contrary to the rules on reattribution (COBS 20.2.42 R to COBS 20.2.52 G) (through, or because of, the exception in (1)(b)), the firm must:
For an EEA insurer:
the rules and guidance on treating with-profits policyholders fairly (COBS 20.2.1 G to COBS 20.2.41 G and COBS 20.2.53 R to COBS 20.2.60 G) apply only in so far as responsibility for the matter in question has not been reserved to the firm's Home State regulator by an EU2 instrument;2
COBS 20.3 (Principles and Practices of Financial Management) does not apply;
the rule on providing information to with-profits policyholders who are habitually resident in the United Kingdom (COBS 20.4.4 R) and the rule on production and provision of a CFPPFM (COBS 20.4.5 R) apply, but the rest of COBS 20.4 (Communications with with-profits policyholders) does not; and
the rule on production and provision of a CFPPFM (COBS 20.4.5 R) applies as if a reference to a firm was a reference to an EEA insurer in relation to any of its with-profits policyholders who are habitually resident in the United Kingdom.