Scope of suspension or restriction

4.38 Under section 42(3), a suspension may relate only to the carrying on of an activity in specified circumstances.
4.39 Under section 42(4), a restriction may, in particular, be imposed so as to require the person concerned to take or refrain from taking, specified action.
4.40 Having regard to the circumstances of the case, the Registration Authority may suspend or restrict a licensed person from carrying on a controlled activity. The Registration Authority considers that suspending a licence to carry on controlled activities is more restrictive and therefore more serious than imposing a restriction or limitation in relation to the carrying on of a controlled activity.
4.41 Whether the Registration Authority imposes a suspension or restriction will depend on the facts of the matter, such as risk of harm to clients or customers, the need to protect the integrity of the ADGM and to ensure the confidence of its participants.