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Companies Act 2006

Section 2: The Companies Acts

18.This section replaces section 744 of the 1985 Act. The Act does not restate or replace all existing companies legislation and section 2 makes it clear that any reference to “Companies Acts” in the Act includes those provisions of the Acts listed in subsection (1)(c) that remain in force as well as the company law provisions of the Act and Part 2 of the C(AICE) Act 2004.

19.The CLR recommended that the law should provide for the formation of new companies of each of the types that are currently available (Final Report, paragraph 9.2). This recommendation is taken forward in the following group of sections, which retains all of the current forms of companies.

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