CBB Volume 4: Contents
Investment firm licenseesand their auditors must comply with the restrictions contained in Article 217(c) of the Commercial Companies Law (Legislative Decree No. (21) of 2001), as well as in Article 61(d) of the CBB Law.Amended: January 2007
Article 217(c) prohibits an auditor from (i) being the chairman or a member of the Board of
Directorsof the company he/she audits; (ii) holding any managerial position in the company he/she audits; and (iii) acquiring any shares in the company he/she audits, or selling any such shares he/she may already own, during the period of his audit. Furthermore, the auditor must not be a relative (up to the second degree) of a person assuming management or accounting duties in the company.Amended: January 2007
Article 61(d) prohibits an auditor from (i) being the chairman or a member of the Board of
Directorsof the company he/she audits; (ii) acting as a managing director, agent or representative of the company concerned; and (iii) taking up any administrative work in the company, or supervising its accounts, or having a next of kin in such a position.Added: January 2007
The restriction in Paragraph AA-1.5.4 applies to
overseas investment firm licenseesas well as Bahraini investment firm licensees.
Directoror manager on the engagement team of auditing an investment firm licenseemay not serve on the Board or in a controlled functionof the licensee, for two years following the end of their involvement in the audit, without prior authorisation of the CBB.Amended: January 2007
Chapter AU-1.2 sets out the CBB's "
controlled functions" requirements.Amended: January 2007