This guide deals with the registration requirements for overseas companies, in particular the requirements when they differ from those for UK companies. The guide also includes some information about overseas limited liability partnerships.
Section 4.3 of the guide has been updated to clarify the execution requirements for a document by an overseas company without a common seal. This reflects the amendment made to Paragraph E of Schedule 9 to the Land Registration Rules 2003 by the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018. Section 3.3 of the guide has been amended as rule 111A is being revoked by the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018.
Section 4.2 has been amended. As a result of the Overseas Companies (Execution of Documents and Registration of Charges) Regulations 2009 the form of execution set out in Schedule 9, Part E of the Land Registration Rules 2003 is no longer correct, in addition, the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 will amend Part E with effect from 6 April 2018.
Section 3.3 has been amended to clarify our practice as a result of customer feedback.
Section 3.8 now confirms the actual date when Societas Europaea were introduced into UK law and a new section 4.4 has been added which deals with discharges.