What are company rules?

Every company has a set of company rules which determine how the company will be administered.  They used to be called the memorandum and articles of association.

The company rules govern how a company must operate internally. These rules cover things such as the appointment, removal and powers of directors, rules for meetings and shareholder rights.

A company may adopt its own tailored rules at the time of its incorporation or simply adopt the model rules already contained in the Companies Act.

When you register (or re-register) your company you will have the option to upload your own set of company rules, or choosing to adopt the model rules.

Copies of the model rules for each of the following types of companies can be found in this section (and are also included in the Companies Act) by clicking on the links:

Note | This information is intended as a guide only – it is not intended as legal advice. For more detailed information please refer to the legislation or seek legal advice.

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