(1)In the Companies Acts, unless the context otherwise requires—
“company” means a company formed and registered under this Act, that is—
a company so formed and registered after the commencement of this Part, or
a company that immediately before the commencement of this Part—
was formed and registered under the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) or the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6)), or
was an existing company for the purposes of that Act or that Order,
(which is to be treated on commencement as if formed and registered under this Act).
(2)Certain provisions of the Companies Acts apply to—
(a)companies registered, but not formed, under this Act (see Chapter 1 of Part 33), and
(b)bodies incorporated in the United Kingdom but not registered under this Act (see Chapter 2 of that Part).
(3)For provisions applying to companies incorporated outside the United Kingdom, see Part 34 (overseas companies).