National Asset Management Agency Act 2009
Provision of information and explanations, etc.
82.— (1) An applicant credit institution or a participating institution shall provide any information and explanations requested by NAMA in relation to the matters referred to in sections 80 and 81 or any other matter relevant to the acquisition of a bank asset, and shall also secure that an officer or staff member of the applicant credit institution or participating institution shall provide an explanation of any such information, documentation, book or record, including an explanation of any apparent omission from the information, documentation, book or record.
(2) NAMA may direct an applicant credit institution or participating institution to procure that any of its subsidiaries provides the information or explanations referred to in subsection (1) in relation to the bank assets of the subsidiary.
(3) If an applicant credit institution or participating institution is required to secure that an officer or staff member of the applicant credit institution, subsidiary or participating institution provides an explanation or information under this section, and fails to do so, NAMA may apply to the Court, on notice to the applicant credit institution or participating institution, for an order directing the applicant credit institution, subsidiary or participating institution to secure the provision of the explanation or information.
(4) The Court may make an order referred to in subsection (3) if the Court is satisfied that the provision of the explanation or information sought is reasonably necessary to enable NAMA to make a decision whether to acquire the bank asset concerned or determine its acquisition value. The Court may make any interlocutory order (including a mandatory order) that it considers necessary in the circumstances.
(5) If the Court is satisfied that for reasons of commercial confidentiality a hearing under this section should be conducted otherwise than in public, the Court may so order.
(6) Subject to the privilege against self-incrimination, information provided by a person in answer to a request or order under this section is admissible in evidence.