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2.—(1) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 6th April 2007—
(a)section 2 (the Companies Acts);
(b)sections 942 to 992 and Schedule 2 (takeovers etc);
(c)section 1043 (unregistered companies);
(d)section 1170 (meaning of “EEA State” and related expressions); and
(e)section 1284(1) (extension of Companies Acts to Northern Ireland) so far as it relates to—
(i)the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) above, and
(ii)Part 2 of the 2004 Act (community interest companies).
(2) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 6th April 2007 so far as necessary for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (1)—
(a)section 546 (issued and allotted share capital);
(b)section 558 (when shares are allotted);
(c)sections 1121 to 1123 and 1125 to 1133 (provisions relating to offences);
(d)sections 1134, 1135 and 1138 (company records);
(e)section 1139 (service of documents on a company);
(f)section 1140 (service of documents on directors, secretaries and others);
(g)section 1168 (hard copy and electronic form and related expressions); and
(h)in section 1173 (minor definitions: general), the definitions of “body corporate”, “the Gazette” and “regulated market”.
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