Companies Act 2006

1159Meaning of “subsidiary” etcE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)A company is a “subsidiary” of another company, its “holding company”, if that other company—

(a)holds a majority of the voting rights in it, or

(b)is a member of it and has the right to appoint or remove a majority of its board of directors, or

(c)is a member of it and controls alone, pursuant to an agreement with other members, a majority of the voting rights in it,

or if it is a subsidiary of a company that is itself a subsidiary of that other company.

(2)A company is a “wholly-owned subsidiary” of another company if it has no members except that other and that other's wholly-owned subsidiaries or persons acting on behalf of that other or its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

(3)Schedule 6 contains provisions explaining expressions used in this section and otherwise supplementing this section.

(4)In this section and that Schedule “company” includes any body corporate.

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I1S. 1159 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1159 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 1300; s. 1159 in force for certain purposes at 6.4.2008 by S.I. 2007/3495, art. 3(4) (with savings in arts. 7, 12); s. 1159 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(u) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)