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The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Ineligibility on ground of lack of independence

30.—(1) A person is ineligible for appointment as company auditor of a company if he is—

(a)an officer or employee of the company, or

(b)a partner or employee of such a person, or a partnership of which such a person is a partner,

or if he is ineligible by virtue of sub-paragraph (a) or (b) for appointment as company auditor of any associated undertaking of the company.

For this purpose an auditor of a company shall not be regarded as an officer or employee of the company.

(2) A person is also ineligible for appointment as company auditor of a company if there exists between him or any associate of his and the company or any associated undertaking a connection of any such description as may be specified by regulations made by the Department.

(3) In this Article “associated undertaking”, in relation to a company, means—

(a)a parent undertaking or subsidiary undertaking of the company, or

(b)a subsidiary undertaking of any parent undertaking of the company.

(4) Regulations under this Article shall be subject to negative resolution.

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