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The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007

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Provisions of the Companies Act 2006 coming into force on 1st October 2008

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5.—(1) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 1st October 2008—

(a)sections 69 to 74 (objections to company names);

(b)sections 82 to 85 (trading disclosures);

(c)sections 155 to 159 (appointment of directors);

(d)sections 175 to 177 (general duties of directors);

(e)sections 182 to 187 (duty of directors to declare interest in existing transaction or arrangement);

(f)section 1157 (power of court to grant relief in certain cases);

(g)sections 1277 to 1280 (information as to exercise of voting rights by institutional investors).

(2) Section 1295 of, and Schedule 16 to, the Companies Act 2006 (repeals) come into force on 1st October 2008 so far as relating to the repeal of sections 151 to 153 and 155 to 158 of the 1985 Act and Articles 161 to 163 and 165 to 168 of the 1986 Order (financial assistance for acquisition of shares) as they apply to the giving of financial assistance by a private company for the purposes of the acquisition of shares in itself or another private company.

(3) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 1st October 2008 so far as necessary for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) to (f)—

(a)sections 1121 to 1123, 1125 and 1127 to 1133 (provisions relating to offences);

(b)section 1168 (hard copy and electronic form and related expressions);

(c)in section 1173 (minor definitions: general), the definitions of “body corporate” (and “corporation”), “firm” and “officer”.

(4) Section 1284 of the Companies Act 2006 (extension of Companies Acts to Northern Ireland) comes into force on 1st October 2008 so far as necessary for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in paragraphs (1) to (3).

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