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Companies Acts – Company Law

The Company Acts are the international laws private companies limited by shares are regulated by.

Its purpose is to separate the legal identity of the Company from the personal identity of its shareholders, by the creation of a separate corporate and legal identity allowing the owners not to be personally liable for the liabilities of the Company.

The characteristics of the Limited Liability Company are:

  • Separate Legal Entity
  • Limited Liability
  • Perpetual Succession
  • Separate Property
  • Transferability of Shares
  • Capacity to sue and being sued
  • Separate Management
  • One Share – One Vote


AnguillaCompanies Act – Chapter 65
Antigua and BarbudaInternational Business Corporation Act – Chapter 222
AustraliaAustralia Corporation Act 2001
BahamasBahamas IBC Act 309
BelizeThe International Business Companies Act – Chapter 270
BermudaBermuda Companies Act 1981
BVIBVI Business Corporations Act
CanadaCanada Business Corporations Act
Cayman IslandsCompanies Law 2010
Cook IslandsInternational Companies Act 1981-82 Consolidation
CyprusThe Companies Law – Chapter 113
Czech RepublicBusiness Corporate Act
DenmarkThe Danish Companies Act
EstoniaCommercial Code
GermanyGesetz betreffend die Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung
GibraltarCompanies Act 2014
GuernseyCompanies Guernsey Law 2008
Hong KongCompanies Ordinance
Isle of ManCompanies Act 2006
IrelandCompanies Act 2014
JerseyJersey Companies Law 1991
LiberiaBusiness Corporation Act Title 5
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Company Law
LuxembourgLuxembourg Commercial Companies Act
MalaysiaOffshore Companies Act 441
MaltaCompanies Act Chapter 386
Marshall IslandsAssociations Law 2010
MauritiusCompanies Act 2001
New ZealandCompanies Act 1993 No 105
PanamaPanama Corporation Laws
PhilippinesCorporation Code
RomaniaCommercial Law no. 31
St Kitts & NevisNevis LLC Ordinance 2017
Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 2017
St Kitts Companies Act 1996
SeychellesInternational Business Companies Act 2016
SingaporeCompanies Act
South AfricaCompanies Act 71 of 2008
SpainCorporate Enterprises Act (Ley De Sociedades De Capital)
Trinidad & TobagoCompanies Act
Turks and CaicosCompanies Ordinance
UKCompanies Act 2006 Chapter 46
Companies Act 2006 notes
Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 notes/
UAECompanies Law DIFC Law No: 2 of 2009
USAModel Business Corporation Act
USA – DelawareDelaware Limited Liability Company Act
USA – FloridaFlorida Revised Limited Liability Company Act
USA – NevadaNevada Private Corporations 78
USA – WyomingWyoming Limited Liability Company Act
VanuatuInternational Companies Act Chapter 222
Memorandum / Articles / Statutes
UKModel Articles for Private Limited Company
Model Articles for Public Limited Company