(1) A limited company must not acquire its own shares, whether by purchase, subscription or otherwise, except in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
(2) If a company purports to act in contravention of this section—
(a) an offence is committed by—
(i) the company, and
(ii) every officer of the company who is in default, and
(b) the purported acquisition is void.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
(a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine (or both);
(b) on summary conviction—
(i) in England and
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