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Henry Johnson, Sons & Co., Limited Act 1996

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1Short title

This Act may be cited as the Henry Johnson, Sons & Co., Limited Act 1996.

2Interpretation

In this Act—

  • “the date of registration” means the date on which the Company becomes a corporation incorporated and duly registered under the laws of the Republic of France;

  • “the registrar” means the registrar or other officer performing under the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 the duty of registration of companies in England.

3Registration in Republic of France

Subject to the laws in force in the Republic of France, and with such legislative, governmental, municipal or other authority, concession, licence or consent as may be necessary, the Company may become registered under the laws of the Republic of France with its registered office in Paris.

4Removal from register in England

(1)On the date of registration, the Company shall notify the registrar thereof by telex or cablegram and transmit to him as soon as is reasonably practicable by registered or insured post a Queen’s Printer’s copy of this Act and a copy of the certificate of registration of the Company issued by the registrar of the Commercial Court of Paris in the Republic of France, and on the receipt of that certificate the registrar shall, with effect from the date of registration, strike the name of the Company from the register of companies in England, and from that date the Companies Act 1985 (except in so far as the provisions of that Act apply to oversea companies) shall not apply to the Company, but the Company shall (save for its registration and incorporation in the Republic of France) for all purposes be the same company after the date of registration as it was before that date.

(2)The registrar shall retain and register the copy of the certificate of registration transmitted to him under this section.

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