4 Private and public companies
Companies Act 2006 | Legislation

4  Private and public companies

(1)     A “private company” is any company that is not a public company.

(2)     A “public company” is a company limited by shares or limited by guarantee and having a share capital—

(a)     whose certificate of incorporation states that it is a public company, and

(b)     in relation to which the requirements of this Act, or the former Companies Acts, as to registration or re-registration as a public company have been complied with on or after the relevant date.

(3)     For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) the relevant date is—

(a)     in relation to registration or re-registration

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