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Can an alternate director sign a deed on behalf of a company?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/10/2016

The following Corporate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can an alternate director sign a deed on behalf of a company?

For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed the company is incorporated in England and Wales and as such the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) applies and the deed is exclusively governed by English law.

As there is no statutory right to appoint an alternate director, the scope of the alternate directors powers will depend on what is provided for in the company’s articles of association. The Model articles—public company—before 28 April 2013, for example, permit a director to appoint either (a) any other director or (b) any other person approved by resolution of the directors to exercise that director's powers and carry out t

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