(1) A company that has a common seal may have an official seal for use outside the United Kingdom.
(2) The official seal must be a facsimile of the company's common seal, with the addition on its face of the place or places where it is to be used.
(3) The official seal when duly affixed to a document has the same effect as the company's common seal.
This subsection does not extend to Scotland.
(4) A company having an official seal for use outside the United Kingdom may—
(a) by writing under its common seal, or
(b) as respects Scotland, by writing subscribed [or authenticated] in accordance with the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995,
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