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|Companies Act 2016|
|1.||Minimum number of shareholder and director||Minimum 2 shareholders and 2 directors on incorporation.||A private company can be incorporated and operated with 1 individual or corporate shareholder and 1 resident director (who can be the sole shareholder of that company).|
|2.||Memorandum & Articles||M&A is compulsory.|
M&A is replaced by a constitution and it is not compulsory to have one (except company limited by guarantee).
If you choose not to adopt a constitution, all rights, powers and obligations of directors and shareholders will be regulated under clauses the Companies Act 2016.
A Company with a constitution must ensure it does not contradict the Companies Act 2016.
|3.||Unlimited business activity capacity||Company’s principal business activities are confined to its object clause under the Memorandum of Association.||Companies have unlimited capacity to undertake any lawful business activity|
|4.||Evidence for incorporation||Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9) is the evidence for incorporation.||Notice of registration from CCM will suffice and be deemed as conclusive evidence of incorporation.|
|5.||AGM for private companies||Compulsory to hold an annual general meeting once every calendar year.||A private company can opt not to hold an annual general meeting.|
|6.||Written resolutions||Only a written resolution signed by ALL shareholders can be deemed as duly passed at a general meeting.||Without convening a meeting, shareholders can pass written resolutions by simple majority.|
|7.||Common seal||Company needs to have a common seal.||Common seal is not mandatory. Company can execute contractual documents by having 2 authorised signatories, at least 1 must be a director.|
|8.||Company secretary||Company secretary must be appointed at the point of incorporation.||Company secretary may be appointed within 30 days after incorporation.|
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