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Companies Act 2006

Section 105: Re-registration of unlimited company as limited

225.This section replaces section 51(1) to (3) of the 1985 Act. As now, this section permits an unlimited company to re-register as a private limited company if certain conditions are met (see subsection (2)). As now, a re-registration from unlimited to limited requires a special resolution of the company’s members, (which must specify whether the company is to be limited by shares or limited by guarantee). The company must also make such changes to its name and articles as are required to reflect the change in the company’s status. As is the case under section 51(6) of the 1985 Act, this section does not permit the re-registration of an unlimited company as a public company (this section provides for the re-registration of an unlimited company as a private limited company). There is a new requirement for a statement of compliance (see note on section 13).

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