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COMPANIES ACT 1963 - SECT 340 Effects of registration under this Part.

340.—(1) When a company is registered in pursuance of this Part, subsections (2) to (7) shall have effect.

(2) All provisions contained in any statute or instrument constituting or regulating the company, including, in the case of a company registered as a company limited by guarantee, the resolution declaring the amount of the guarantee, shall be deemed to be conditions and regulations of the company, in the same manner and with the same incidents as if so much thereof as would, if the company had been formed under this Act, have been required to be inserted in the memorandum, were contained in a registered memorandum, and the residue thereof were contained in registered articles.

(3) All the provisions of this Act shall apply to the company and the members, contributories and creditors thereof, in the same manner in all respects as if it had been formed under this Act, subject as follows—

( a ) Table A or Tábla A shall not apply unless adopted by special resolution;

( b ) the provisions of this Act relating to the numbering of shares shall not apply to any joint stock company whose shares are not numbered;

( c ) subject to the provisions of this section, the company shall not have power to alter any provision contained in any statute relating to the company;

( d ) subject to the provisions of this section, the company shall not have power without the sanction of the Minster, to alter any provision contained in any letters patent relating to the company;

( e ) the company shall not have power to alter any provision contained in a charter or letters patent relating to the objects of the company;

( f ) in the event of the company being wound up, every person shall be a contributory, in respect of the debts and liabilities of the company contracted before registration, who is liable to pay or contribute to the payment of any debt or liability of the company contracted before registration or to pay or contribute to the payment of any sum for the adjustment of the rights of the members among themselves in respect of any such debt or liability, or to pay or contribute to the payment of the costs and expenses of winding up the company, so far as relates to such debts or liabilities as aforesaid;

( g ) in the event of the company being wound up, every contributory shall be liable to contribute to the assets of the company, in the course of the winding up, all sums due from him in respect of any such liability as aforesaid, and, in the event of the death or bankruptcy of any contributory, the provisions of this Act relating to the personal representatives of deceased contributories and to the assignees of bankrupt contributories shall apply.

(4) The provisions of this Act relating to—

( a ) the registration of an unlimited company as limited;

( b ) the powers of an unlimited company on registration as a limited company to increase the nominal amount of its share capital and to provide that a portion of its share capital shall not be capable of being called up except in the event of winding up;

( c ) the power of a limited company to determine that a portion of its share capital shall not be capable of being called up except in the event of winding up;

shall apply notwithstanding any provisions contained in any statute, charter or other instrument constituting or regulating the company.

(5) Nothing in this section shall authorise the company to alter any such provisions contained in any instrument constituting or regulating the company, as would, if the company had originally been formed under this Act, have been required to be contained in the memorandum and are not authorised to be altered by this Act.

(6) None of the provisions of this Act (apart from those of subsection (4) of section 205) shall derogate from any power of altering its constitution or regulations which may, by virtue of any statute or other instrument constituting or regulating the company, be vested in the company.

(7) In this section, "instrument" includes deed of settlement, contract of co-partnery and letters patent.