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Companies Act 1948

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Part VIIApplication of Act to Companies formed or registered under former Acts

377Application of Act to companies formed and registered under former Companies Acts

In the application of this Act to existing companies, it shall apply in the same manner—

(a)in the case of a limited company, other than a company limited by guarantee, as if the company had been formed and registered under this. Act as a company limited by shares;

(b)in the case of a company limited by guarantee, as if the company had been formed and registered under this Act as a company limited by guarantee; and

(c)in the case of a company other than a limited company, as if the company had been formed and registered under this Act as an unlimited company:

Provided that reference, express or implied, to the date of registration shall be construed as a reference to the date at which the company was registered under the Joint Stock Companies Acts, the Companies Act, 1862, the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or the Companies Act, 1929, as the case may be.

378Application of Act to companies registered but not formed under former Companies Acts

This Act shall apply to every company registered but not formed under the Joint Stock Companies Acts, the Companies Act, 1862, the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or the Companies Act, 1929, in the same manner as it is in Part VIII of this Act declared to apply to companies registered but not formed under this Act:

Provided that reference, express or implied, to the date of registration shall be construed as a reference to the date at which the company was registered under the Joint Stock Companies Acts, the Companies Act, 1862, the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or the Companies Act, 1929, as the case may be.

379Application of Act to unlimited companies re-registered under former Companies Acts

This Act shall apply to every unlimited company registered as a limited company in pursuance of the Companies Act, 1879, section fifty-seven of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or section sixteen of the Companies Act, 1929, in the same manner as it applies to an unlimited company registered in pursuance of this Act as a limited company:

Provided that reference, express or implied, to the date of registration shall be construed as a reference, to the date at which the company was registered as a limited company under the said Act of 1879, the said section fifty-seven or the said section sixteen, as the case may be.

380Provisions as to companies registered under the Joint Stock Companies Acts

(1)A company registered under the Joint Stock Companies Acts may cause its shares to be transferred in manner hitherto in use, or in such other manner as the company may direct.

(2)The power of altering articles under section ten of this Act shall, in the case of an unlimited company formed and registered under the Joint Stock Companies Acts, extend to altering any regulations relating to the amount of capital or to its distribution into shares, notwithstanding that those regulations are contained in the memorandum.

381Exclusion of companies registered in Northern Ireland or Eire

Nothing in this Part of this Act shall apply to companies registered in Northern Ireland or Eire.

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