SECURITIES AND FUTURES (UNSOLICITED CALLS-EXCLUSION) RULES
L.N. 185 of 2002; L.N. 12 of 2003
Excluded unsolicited calls
(1) For the purposes of section 174(3)(a) of the Ordinance, section 174 of the Ordinance does not apply to any agreement-
(a) to sell securities of a corporation to; or
(b) to purchase securities of a corporation from,
a person who is already the holder of securities of that corporation.
(2) For the purposes of section 174(3)(d) of the Ordinance, section 174 of the Ordinance does not apply to any unsolicited call that is-
(a) a permissible communication; or
(b) made by a registered institution-
(i) in relation to a leveraged foreign exchange contract; and
(ii) which complies with the requirements under the Monetary Authority guideline that apply to a registered institution.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), a permissible communication is any communication that is not made in the course of any of the following acts-
(a) a visit in person;
(b) a telephone conversation;
(c) any other interactive dialogue in the course of which statements and responses to them are exchanged immediately.
(4) In deciding whether or not a communication is made in the course of the act referred to in subsection (3)(c), the court shall have regard to the following factors the presence of any of which indicates a permissible communication-
(a) the communication is made to more than one recipient in identical terms (save for details of the recipient's identity);
(b) the communication is made by way of a system which in the normal course constitutes or creates a record of the communication which is available to the recipient to refer to at a later time;
(c) the communication is made by way of a system which in the normal course does not require the recipient to respond immediately to it.