8. Voting rights
(1) A reference to the voting rights in an ADGM Person or other legal entity is to the rights conferred on its shareholders in respect of their shares (or, in the case of an entity not having a share capital, on its members or officers) to vote at general meetings of the ADGM Person or other entity on all or substantially all matters.
(2) In relation to an ADGM Person or other legal entity that does not have general meetings at which matters are decided by the exercise of voting rights:
(a) a reference to exercising voting rights in the ADGM Person or other legal entity is to be read as a reference to exercising rights in relation to a person or entity that are equivalent to those of a person entitled to exercise voting rights in a company; and
(b) a reference to exercising 25% or more of the voting rights in the ADGM Person or legal entity is to be read as a reference to exercising the right under the constitution of the ADGM Person or entity to block changes to the overall policy of the entity or to the terms of its constitution.
(3) In applying these Regulations, the voting rights in an ADGM Person or other legal entity are to be reduced by any rights held by the person or entity itself.