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Overseas companies and limited liability partnerships (PG78)

Guidance for conveyancers on overseas companies and limited liability partnerships (practice guide 78).

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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.

Published 31 July 2017
Last updated 27 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Section 3.3 has been amended to clarify our practice as a result of customer feedback.
  4. 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.
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