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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. The Act is divided...

Corporate Key Replacement

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

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 days’ clear...

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 requirements for such a company type...

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 longer a...

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 a document which formalises the division...

Constitution – Contents

INTERPRETATION......................................................................................................... POWERS ........................................................................................................................ LIABILITY OF MEMBERS .............................................................................................. SHARE CAPITAL ........................................................................................................... UNISSUED CAPITAL ..................................................................................................... PREFERENCE SHARES ................................................................................................ CLASSES OF SHARES.................................................................................................. SHARES HELD ON TRUST ........................................................................................... SHARE CERTIFICATES................................................................................................. LIEN................................................................................................................................ SALE OF SHARES SUBJECT TO LIEN ........................................................................ CALLS ON SHARES ...................................................................................................... TRANSFER OF SHARES ............................................................................................... TRANSMISSION OF SHARES ....................................................................................... FORFEITURE...

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 addition to what...

Constitution

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

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 can begin to answer your question...

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 ancillary matter, provide...

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 Limited’ (or...

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