1. Investment firms, as defined in Article 4(1)(1) of Directive 2004/39/EC, authorised to carry out only the services provided for in Section A(4) and (5) of the Annex to that Directive, may obtain authorisation under this Directive to manage UCITS as management companies. In that case, such investment firms shall give up the authorisation obtained under Directive 2004/39/EC.
2. Management companies already authorised before 13 February 2004 in their home Member State under Directive 85/611/EEC to manage UCITS shall be deemed to be authorised for the purposes of this Article if the laws of that Member State provide that to take up such activity they must comply with conditions equivalent to those imposed in Articles 7 and 8.