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Do company directors have to be resident in the country in which the company is registered?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/02/2021

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  • Do company directors have to be resident in the country in which the company is registered?

Do company directors have to be resident in the country in which the company is registered?

Different countries have varying company law requirements in relation to the criteria that some or all of the directors of companies registered or operating in the particular country must fulfil. Criteria may relate to legal status (natural or corporate individual), residency or nationality, age limits or gender diversity.

Some countries have company law provisions which require a specific minimum number of directors, or a specific minimum percentage of the board, to be resident in that particular country. For example in Norway, at least half the board members of a company must either

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