Commentary

Introduction to Overseas Companies

Part I Companies and Other Associations
| Commentary

Introduction to Overseas Companies

| Commentary

Introduction to Overseas Companies

An overseas company is defined in the Companies Act 2006 (the 'Act') as 'a company incorporated outside the United Kingdom'.1 The main legislative provisions governing such companies are contained in the Act itself and in the Overseas Companies Regulations 20092 (the 'Regulations'). The primary aim of the regime is to protect third parties dealing with overseas companies by ensuring that basic information about the company is publicly available, and the core requirement is for overseas companies that are subject to the regime to file at Companies House

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