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COMPANIES ACT 1963 - SECT 217 Power to stay or restrain proceedings against company.

217.—At any time after the presentation of a winding-up petition, and before a winding-up order has been made, the company or any creditor or contributory may—

( a ) where any action or proceeding against the company is pending in the High Court or on appeal in the Supreme Court apply to the court in which the action or proceeding is pending for a stay of proceedings therein; and

( b ) where any other action or proceeding is pending against the company, apply to the High Court to restrain further proceedings in the action or proceeding;

and the court to which application is so made may, as the case may be, stay or restrain the proceedings accordingly on such terms and for such period as it thinks fit.