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Companies Act 1989

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104Interpretation, &c

The following sections are inserted in Part XII of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985—

418Regulations

Regulations under any provision of this Part, or prescribing anything for the purposes of any such provision—

(a)may make different provision for different cases, and

(b)may contain such supplementary, incidental and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.

419Minor definitions

(1)In this Part—

  • “chargee” means the person for the time being entitled to exercise the security rights conferred by the charge;

  • “issue of debentures” means a group of debentures, or an amount of debenture stock, secured by the same charge; and

  • “series of debentures” means a group of debentures each containing or giving by reference to another instrument a charge to the benefit of which the holders of debentures of the series are entitled pari passu.

(2)References in this Part to the creation of a charge include the variation of a charge which is not registrable so as to include property by virtue of which it becomes registrable.

The provisions of section 414 (construction of references to date of creation of charge) apply in such a case with any necessary modifications.

(3)References in this Part to the date of acquisition of property by a company are—

(a)in England and Wales, to the date on which the acquisition is completed, and

(b)in Scotland, to the date on which the transaction is settled.

(4)In the application of this Part to a floating charge created under the law of Scotland, references to crystallisation shall be construed as references to the attachment of the charge.

(5)References in this Part to the beginning of insolvency proceedings are to—

(a)the presentation of a petition on which an administration order or winding-up order is made, or

(b)the passing of a resolution for voluntary winding up.

420Index of defined expressions

The following Table shows the provisions of this Part defining or otherwise explaining expressions used in this Part (other than expressions used only in the same section)—

chargesections 395(2) and 396(6)
charge requiring registrationsection 396
chargeesection 419(1)
complete and accurate (in relation to registered particulars)section 415(4)
creation of chargesection 419(2)
crystallisation (in relation to Scottish floating charge)section 419(4)
date of acquisition (of property by a company)section 419(3)
date of creation of chargesection 414
further particularssection 401
insolvency proceedings, beginning ofsection 419(5)
issue of debenturessection 419(1)
memorandum of charge ceasing to affect company’s propertysection 403
prescribed particularssection 415(1) and (2)
propertysection 395(2)
registered particularssection 415(3)
registrar and registration in relation to a chargesection 395(4)
relevant eventsection 399(2)
series of debenturessection 419(1).

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