(1) In this section, "the Regulations" means the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 60 of 2007) (as amended by the European Communities (Assessment of Acquisitions in the Financial Sector) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 206 of 2009)).
(2) A person is guilty of an offence if the person -
(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2) is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €10,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.
(4) This section is without prejudice to -