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What are the requirements and restrictions on the transfer of Jersey registered company shares?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/09/2016

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What are the requirements and restrictions on the transfer of Jersey registered company shares?

For information on the nature and sources of Jersey company law, which to a very large extent is contained in the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the Companies Law) and the subordinate legislation passed under the Companies Law and more generally on Jersey registered companies, see: Legal entities: Spitz & Clarke Offshore Service [JER.291–470].

Legal title to shares in Jersey registered companies may only be transferred by a written instrument of transfer (generally required to be delivered to the company) and by entry into the register of members. However, shares (and other securities) in Jersey companies may be held and transferred in uncertificated form in accordance with the Companies (Uncertificated Securities) (Jersey) Order 1999. Jersey companies are obliged to file an annual return with the Jersey Registrar of Companies, by no later than the end of February each year, containing information about the company, including the names and addresses of registered members of the company as at 1 January in the year of the return. However, there is no

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