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Companies Act 2006

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(1)In the Companies Acts

  • “body corporate” and “corporation” include a body incorporated outside the United Kingdom, but do not include—

    (a)

    a corporation sole, or

    (b)

    a partnership that, whether or not a legal person, is not regarded as a body corporate under the law by which it is governed;

  • “credit institution” means a credit institution as defined in Article 4.1(a) of Directive 2006/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions;

  • “financial institution” means a financial institution within the meaning of Article 1.1 of the Council Directive on the obligations of branches established in a Member State of credit and financial institutions having their head offices outside that Member State regarding the publication of annual accounting documents (the Bank Branches Directive, 89/117/EEC);

  • “firm” means any entity, whether or not a legal person, that is not an individual and includes a body corporate, a corporation sole and a partnership or other unincorporated association;

  • “the Gazette” means—

    (a)

    as respects companies registered in England and Wales, the London Gazette,

    (b)

    as respects companies registered in Scotland, the Edinburgh Gazette, and

    (c)

    as respects companies registered in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Gazette;

  • “hire-purchase agreement” has the same meaning as in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39);

  • “officer”, in relation to a body corporate, includes a director, manager or secretary;

  • “parent company” means a company that is a parent undertaking (see section 1162 and Schedule 7);

  • “regulated activity” has the meaning given in section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8);

  • “regulated market” has the same meaning as in Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments (see Article 4.1(14));

  • “working day”, in relation to a company, means a day that is not a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or any day that is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (c. 80) in the part of the United Kingdom where the company is registered.

(2)In relation to an EEA State that has not implemented Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments, the following definition of “regulated market” has effect in place of that in subsection (1)—

  • “regulated market” has the same meaning as it has in Council Directive 93/22/EEC on investment services in the securities field.

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