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Corporations Act – Structure

The Corporations Act is the principal law governing the regulation and operation of corporations registered in Australia and foreign corporate entities operating in Australia.

Corporate Key Replacement

All companies are issued with a corporate key (in writing) when they are incorporated. The corporate key has to be...

Conversion From Large Pty to Public Company

A “Proprietary” company can convert to a “Public” c ompany (Corporations Act - section 162) by directors calling a shareholders’ meeting (on minimum 21...

Conversion to Proprietary Company Type

A public company (Limited or No Liability) can convert to a Proprietary Limited (“Pty Ltd”) company type if it meets ASIC’s...

Constitution: Change or Amendment – Pty Ltd Company

Since 1 July 1998 a company’s “Memorandum & Articles of Association” have, together, been called the “Constitution” and for Proprietary Limited companies there is no...

Constitution – Key Areas

When putting together the Constitution of a company there are certain key areas/matters to be taken into consideration/reviewed. The Constitution is...

Constitution – Contents

INTERPRETATION......................................................................................................... POWERS ........................................................................................................................ LIABILITY OF MEMBERS .............................................................................................. SHARE CAPITAL ........................................................................................................... UNISSUED CAPITAL .....................................................................................................

Constitution Checklist

A company which is listed on the ASX must include in its constitution certain rules that comply with the ASX Listing Rules, in...

Constitution

The operation of most companies is generally governed by a Constitution (prior to 1998 known as Memorandum & Articles of Association) in which are...

Company Secretarial Services – Proprietary Company

You have enquired about providing company secretarial services, and the cost thereof, to an unrelated proprietary limited company. However, before I...

Company Web-Site

In my opinion, ‘these days’ it is ‘best practice’orf all active companies to register a domain name, have a web-site and, as an...

Use of Company Type

I confirm that the company must indicate its ‘type’by adding to the end of its name, and using in most cases/situations, the words ‘Proprietary...

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