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Open-Ended Investment Companies (Investment Companies with Variable Capital) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Events affecting company status

37.—(1) Where either of the conditions mentioned in paragraph (2) are satisfied, an investment company with variable capital is not entitled to rely against other persons on the happening of any of the following events, that is to say—

(a)any alteration of the company’s instrument of incorporation;

(b)any change among the directors of the company;

(c)as regards service of any document on the company, any change in the situation of the head office of the company; or

(d)the making of a winding up order in respect of the company or, in circumstances in which the affairs of a company are to be wound up otherwise than by the court, the commencement of the winding up.

(2) The conditions referred to in paragraph (1) are that—

(a)the event in question had not been officially notified at the material time and is not shown by the company to have been known at that time by the other person concerned; and

(b)if the material time fell on or before the 15th day after the date of official notification (or where the 15th day was a non-business day, on or before the next day that was a business day), it is shown that the other person concerned was unavoidably prevented from knowing of the event at that time.

(3) In this regulation “official notification” means the notification in the Belfast Gazette by virtue of paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 of any document containing the information referred to in paragraph (1) and “officially notified” shall be construed accordingly.

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