(1) This section applies where, in the case of a voluntary winding up, no liquidator has been appointed or nominated by the company.
(2) The powers of the directors shall not be exercised, except with the sanction of the court or (in the case of a creditors' voluntary winding up) so far as may be necessary to secure compliance with sections . . . 99 (statement of affairs) [and 100(1B) (nomination of liquidator by creditors)], during the period before the appointment or nomination of a liquidator of the company.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to the powers of the directors—
(a) to dispose of perishable goods and other goods the value of which is likely to diminish if they are not immediately disposed of, and
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