Related provisions for SUP 13A.3.1A
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Guidance on what constitutes a branch is given in SUP App 36. Note that if a UK MiFID investment firm is seeking to use a tied agent established in another EEA State, the rules in SUP 13 will apply as if that firm were seeking to establish a branch in that EEA State unless the firm has already established a branch in that EEA State (paragraph 20A of Schedule 3 to the Act).846
6Where an EEA MiFID investment firm has established a branch in the UK, regulation 4A states that it must not:7(1) make a change in the requisite details of the branch; or7(2) use, for the first time, any tied agent established in the United Kingdom; or7(3) cease to use tied agents established in the United Kingdom;7unless it has complied with the relevant requirements in regulation 4A(3).7
(1) 12A tied agent is a person who acts for and under the responsibility of a MiFID investment firm (or a third country investment firm) in respect of MiFID business (or the equivalent business of the third country investment firm). Most tied agents appointed by firms are also appointed representatives.(2) Unless otherwise provided, this chapter applies to a firm that appoints a tied agent that is an appointed representative in the same way as it applies to the appointment of