Companies Act 1955 Regulations 1994

Reprint
as at 1 January 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Companies Act 1955 Regulations 1994

(SR 1994/119)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of June 1994

Present:
The Right Hon D C McKinnon presiding in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


Pursuant to section 12 of the Companies Act 1955, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Companies Act 1955 Regulations 1994.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on 1 July 1994.

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    the Act means the Companies Act 1955

    working day means a day of the week other than—

    • (a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign's birthday, Labour Day, and Waitangi Day; and

    • (b) a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending with 2 January in the following year; and

    • (c) if 1 January in any year falls on a Friday, the following Monday; and

    • (d) if 1 January falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday and Tuesday; and

    • (e) if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday.

    (2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words or expressions in these regulations have the same meaning as in the Act.

    Regulation 2(1) working day paragraph (d): replaced, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).

    Regulation 2(1) working day paragraph (e): inserted, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).

3 Office hours
  • (1) The office of each District Registrar shall be open to the public for the transaction of business on every working day, during such hours as the Registrar of Companies fixes from time to time, either generally or in any particular case.

    (2) Where,—

    • (a) in relation to a company, any document is required to be delivered or any thing is required to be done to a District Registrar or an Assistant Registrar in whose office the records relating to the company are kept within a period specified by the Act or these regulations; and

    • (b) the last day of that period falls on the day of the anniversary of the province in which that office is situated,—

    the document may be delivered or that thing may be done to that District Registrar or Assistant Registrar on the next working day.

4 Forms
  • (1) The forms set out in Schedule 1 shall be used for the purposes of the Act, and the particulars contained therein are hereby prescribed as the particulars required under the Act.

    (2) If a prescribed form continues on 2 or more pages the following heading must appear at the top of each of those pages:

          
    Name of company*/ proposed company*   Company No*/name reservation No* 
         
         
    *Delete if not applicable.    
5 General requirements for documents
  • (1) All documents prepared to be registered or to be delivered, sent, or forwarded to the Registrar must—

    • (a) be on international A4 size white or light pastel coloured paper of medium weight and good quality:

    • (b) be legible and clearly typewritten or printed:

    • (c) have a binding margin at least 2.7 cm wide:

    • (d) be fastened together in the top left-hand corner with a sufficient paper fastener where there are more sheets than 1.

    (2) Where a document is required to be signed, the signature must be an original signature and, immediately below it the name of the signatory must be—

    • (a) legibly typed, printed, or stamped; or

    • (b) legibly written in the style of printed matter.

    (3) Carbon copies shall not be received by the Registrar.

    (4) Except by special leave of the Registrar, granted upon such conditions as the Registrar thinks fit, no document shall be received by the Registrar which does not comply with this regulation.

6 Reservation of names
  • (1) The reservation of the name of a company that it is proposed to register pursuant to section 2(3) of the Companies Amendment Act 1993 or in respect of a proposed change of the name of an existing company, as the case may be, does not give the applicant or any proposed or existing company in respect of which the application is made any proprietary right or interest in the name.

    (2) At the same time the Registrar issues a notice reserving a name, the Registrar must advise the applicant in writing that the reservation of name does not give the applicant or any proposed or existing company in respect of which the application is made any proprietary right or interest in the name.

    (3) A notice reserving the name must accompany the documents required to be delivered or given to the Registrar in respect of the registration of a company under the Act pursuant to section 2(3) of the Companies Amendment Act 1993.

7 Notices by transferee company under section 208
  • Any notice to be given under subsection (1) or subsection (2) of section 208 of the Act by the transferee company to any dissenting shareholder or to any shareholder who has not assented to the scheme or contract shall—

    • (a) in the case of a shareholder who is entitled to the notice otherwise than by reason of being the holder of a share warrant to bearer, be given to him or her personally or by sending it by post to him or her at his or her address registered in the books of the transferor company or (if he or she has no address within New Zealand so registered) to the address, if any, within New Zealand supplied by him or her to the transferor company for the giving of notice to him or her; and

    • (b) in the case of a shareholder who is entitled to the notice only by reason of being the holder of a share warrant to bearer, be given in form 11 or form 12, as the case may be, with any necessary adaptations to meet the circumstances of the case, and shall be given—

      • (i) in cases where the articles of the transferor company provide that notice to such shareholders may be given by advertisement, by advertisement in the manner so provided; and

      • (ii) in any other case in such manner as the Registrar may direct.

8 Revocations
  • The regulations specified in Schedule 2 are hereby revoked.


Schedule 1
Forms

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Form 1
Application for reservation of company name

Section 32(1), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[This form is for use only where it is proposed to change the name of a company that is already incorporated under the Companies Act 1955 or for the incorporation of a co-operative company in accordance with section 2(3) of the Companies Amendment Act 1993.]
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten.]
     
Full name of applicant*
Postal address
   
  
     
 
      
Proposed company name (preferred choice)  Name reservation
No
 
   
    (for official use only) 
 
      
Proposed company name (first alternative)    
   
      
 
      
Proposed company name (second alternative)    
   
      
*In the case of a natural person, please give surname in BLOCK letters followed by first name(s).

Change of name of existing company: If this application relates to a proposed change of name of an existing company, give the name and registered number of the company in the boxes below.

     
   Company No 
    
     
Signature of applicant:   
Name of applicant:   
Date:   
        
Presented by   Account No   
       
Postal address  Telephone   
       
   Facsimile   
   .   
        
        
        

Form 2
Application to change name of company

Section 32A, Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
 [Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten.]
       
 Present name of company    Company No
   
     
   
 Full name of applicant*
Postal address
 
 
 
   
  
 Proposed name of company 
 
 
   
   
 *In the case of a natural person, please give surname in BLOCK letters followed by first name(s).
  
 The notice reserving the proposed name of the company is attached to this application.
     
 Signature of director/authorised person:     
        
 Name of director/authorised person:    
        
 Date:    
        
        
   
        
Presented by   Account No   
       
Postal address  Telephone   
       
   Facsimile   
   .   
        
        
        

Form 3
Particulars of a contract relating to shares

Section 60(2), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 

[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]

 
        
        
      
Name of company   Company No 
     
        
[The particulars must be stamped with the same stamp duty as would have been payable if the contract had been reduced to writing.] 
 
      
Particulars of contract relating to shares allotted as fully or partly paid up otherwise than in cash by [specify] Limited
      
1The number of shares allotted as fully or partly paid up otherwise than in cash    
2The nominal amount of each such share$   
3The amount to be considered as paid up on each such share otherwise than in cash$   
4 If the consideration for the allotment of the shares is services, or any consideration other than that mentioned below in paragraph 5, state the nature of the consideration, and the number of shares so allotted    
5If the allotment is made in satisfaction or part satisfaction of the purchase price of property, give a brief description of the property, and full particulars of the manner in which the purchase price is to be satisfied1Brief description of property: 
 2Purchase price$
  (a)Total amount considered as paid on shares allotted otherwise than in cash$
   (b)Cash$
   (c)Amount of debt released or liabilities assumed by the purchaser (including mortgages on property acquired)$
   Total purchase price$
6Give full particulars, in the form of the following table, of the property which is the subject of the sale, showing in detail how the total purchase price is apportioned between the respective heads:
    $ 
   Legal estates in freehold property and fixed plant and machinery and other fixtures thereon*  
   Legal estates in leasehold property*  
   Fixed plant and machinery on leasehold property (including tenants', trade, and other fixtures)  
   Equitable interests in freehold or leasehold property*  
   Loose plant and machinery, stock in trade, and other chattels†  
   Goodwill  
   Benefit of contracts  
   Patents, designs, trade marks, licences, copyrights, etc  
   Book and other debts  
   Cash in hand  
   Cash at bank on current account, bills, notes, etc  
   Cash on deposit at bank or elsewhere  
   Shares, debentures, and other investments  
   Other property, viz  
    $
      
 Signature of director/secretary:  
 Name of director/secretary:  
 Date: 
 *Where properties are sold subject to mortgage, the gross value should be shown.  
 No plant and machinery which was not in an actual state of severance on the date of the sale should be included under this head.  
  
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 4
Notice of increase in share capital

Section 72, Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      
The above named company hereby gives notice pursuant to section 72 of the Companies Act 1955 that the company resolved to increase its share capital on
          
          
 Day Month Year 
The text of the resolution is as follows:
[Here set out the exact text of the resolution.]
     
The additional capital of $(which increases the share of the company
     
to $  )   is divided as follows:
     
Number of sharesClass of sharesNominal amount of each share
   
The conditions (eg, voting rights, dividends, etc) subject to which the new shares have been or are to be issued are as follows:
   
[If any of the new shares are preference shares state whether they are redeemable or not.]
  
Signature of director/secretary:
Name of director/secretary:
Date:
 
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 5
Certificate of execution of instrument creating charge and particulars of charge

Section 102(1), Companies Act 1955

Certificate of execution of deed or giving of debenture and particulars of charge

Section 102(7), Companies Act 1955

Certificate of acquisition of property subject to charge and particulars of charge

Section 104, Companies Act 1955

    Document No 
      
    (for office use only) 
      
(This form is for use by companies incorporated under the Companies Act 1955, the Companies Act 1993, and for companies reregistered under the Companies Act 1993)
 
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      
I [name] certify that [specify] Limited did on [date] execute an instrument creating a charge/give a debenture/acquire property subject to a charge, particulars of which are described below. Annexed and marked with the letter A is a true copy of the instrument.*
Signature of solicitor to the company/officer of the company:
  
Office use only
 Date of registration:Serial No on file:
  Description of charge:   
       
  Date of creation of charge:
(or date of acquisition of property subject to the charge)
   
  Amount secured by the charge:   
 
  Short particulars of the property charged:   
  Names of persons entitled to
the charge:
   
  *Note: A copy of the charge must be attached in all cases except where the charge has been registered under the Companies Act 1955 or under another Act. 
   Act under which registered:
       
   Date of registration:Registration No:
       
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 6
Certificate of registration of charge

Section 105(2), Companies Act 1955

I hereby certify that a charge has been registered against [specify] Limited Company No 
   
       
Particulars of the charge and registration are given below.  
Signature of Assistant Registrar of Companies:    
     
Office use only
 Date of registration:Serial No on file:
  Description of charge:   
       
  Date of creation of charge:
(or date of acquisition of property subject to the charge):
   
  Amount secured by the charge:   
 
  Short particulars of the property charged:   
  Names of persons entitled to the charge:   

Form 7
Register of charges

Sections 105(1) and 107(1), Companies Act 1955

 Company No 
[Specify] Limited  
       
Below are the particulars of a charge registered against the above company.  
Signature of Assistant Registrar of Companies:   
     
Office use only
 Date of registration:Serial No on file:
  Description of charge:   
       
  Date of creation of charge:
(or date of acquisition of property subject to the charge):
   
  Amount secured by the charge:   
 
  Short particulars of the property charged:   
  Names of persons entitled to the charge:   
       
Memorandum of satisfaction/release/disposition registered on  
[specify] Document No  
Signature of Assistant Registrar of Companies:  
     
Partial satisfaction/release/disposition
  Doc NoReg DateProperty subject to
satisfaction/release/disposition
Initials 
  __________________________________________ 
  _____________________________________ _____ 
       
         
 Receiver or manager Name:  Entry
checked
by:
 
Date of appointment:  
Date of ceasing to act:  
         

Form 8
Declaration that the conditions of section 117(1)(a) and (b) of the Companies Act 1955 have been complied with

Section 117(1)(c), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[To be used by a company which issued a prospectus on or with reference to its formation]
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      
I, [name], of [address], being the secretary (a director) of [specify] Limited, do solemnly and sincerely declare—
1 That the amount of the share capital of the company offered to the public for subscription is $[amount].
  
2  That shares held subject to the payment of the whole amount thereof in cash have been allotted to the amount of $[amount], being an amount of not less in the whole than the minimum subscription.
  
*3 That every director of the company has paid to the company on each of the shares taken or contracted to be taken by him or her and for which he or she is liable to pay in cash, a proportion equal to the proportion payable on application and allotment on the shares offered for public subscription, *except the following director(s) namely [specify], who has (have) not taken or contracted to take any shares for which he or she is (they are) liable to pay in cash.
  
*That no director of the company has taken or contracted to take any shares for which he or she is liable to pay in cash.
 
  And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.
  
Declared at [place] [date] before me— }
   
    
Signature of Justice of the Peace, solicitor of the High Court, notary public, Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court or of any District Court, or other person authorised to administer an oath:
*Delete if not applicable.
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 9
Declaration that the provisions of section 117(2)(b) of the Companies Act 1955 have been complied with

Section 117(2)(c), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[To be used by a company having a share capital that has not issued a prospectus]
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      
I, [name], of [address], being the secretary (a director) of [specify] Limited, do solemnly and sincerely declare—

*That every director of the company has paid to the company, on each of the shares taken or contracted to be taken by him or her and for which he or she is liable to pay in cash, a proportion equal to the proportion payable on application and allotment on the shares payable in cash, *except the following director(s) namely [specify], who has (have) not taken or contracted to take any shares for which he or she is (they are) liable to pay in cash.

*That no director of the company has taken or contracted to take any shares for which he or she is liable to pay in cash.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.

Declared at [place] [date] before me— }
   
    
 Signature of Justice of the Peace, solicitor of the High Court, notary public, Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court or of any District Court, or other person authorised to administer an oath:
*Delete if not applicable.  
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 10
Particulars of directors and secretaries and of any changes therein

Section 200(4), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      
Particulars of the directors1 of the abovenamed company and of any changes therein
Present Christian name or names and surname2Any former Christian  name or names and surnames3NationalityUsual residential addressBusiness occupation or other directorships or one of them. If none, state so)4Changes and date thereof5
      
Particulars of the secretaries of the abovenamed company and of any changes therein
Present Christian name or names and surname2Any former Christian name or names and surname3Usual residential address6Changes and date thereof5
    
Signature of director/secretary:
Name of director/secretary:
Date:
Notes:
1“Director” includes any person who occupies the position of a director by whatever name called.
2“Christian name” includes a forename, and “surname” in the case of a peer or a person usually known by a title different from his or her surname means that title.
3“Former Christian name” and “former surname” do not include—
  (i) in the case of a peer or a person usually known by a British title different from his or her surname, the name by which he or she was known before the adoption of or succession to the title; or
  (ii) in the case of any person, a former Christian name or surname where that name or surname was changed or disused before the person bearing the name attained the age of 18 years or has been changed or disused for a period of not less than 20 years; or
  (iii) in the case of a married woman, the name or surname by which she was known before the marriage.
4In the case of an individual who has no business occupation but holds any other directorship or directorships, particulars of that directorship or of some one of those directorships must be entered.
5A complete list of the directors and secretaries shown as existing in the last particulars delivered should always be given. A note of the changes since the last list should be made in this column, eg, by placing against a new director or secretary's name the words “in place of [specify]”, and by writing against any former director or secretary's name the words “dead”, “resigned”, or as the case may be. In the case of a change due to death, also state the date on which the company received a letter advising it of such death or the date on which an officer of the company learnt of such death, whichever is the earlier.
 6Where all the partners in a firm are joint secretaries, the name and principal office of the firm may be stated.
 
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 11
Notice to dissenting shareholders

Section 208(1), Companies Act 1955

[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
  Re1[specify] Limited (hereinafter called “the transferor company”
Noticeby2 [specify] Limited (hereinafter called “the transferee company”
To3  
Whereas on [date], the transferee company made an offer to all the holders of4 [specify] shares in the transferor company [state shortly the nature of the offer]: And whereas up to [date], being a date within 4 months of the date of the making thereof, that offer was approved by the holders of not less than nine-tenths in value of those shares (other than shares already held at the date of the offer by, or by a nominee for, the transferee company or its subsidiary):
Now, therefore, the transferee company, pursuant to the provisions of section 208(1) of the Companies Act 1955, hereby gives you notice that it desires to acquire the4 [specify] shares held by you in the transferor company:
And further take notice that, unless upon an application made to the High Court by you,3 [specify] on or before [date], being 1 month from the date of this notice, the court thinks fit to order otherwise, the transferee company will be entitled and bound to acquire the 4 [specify] shares held by you in the transferor company on the terms of the above-mentioned offer approved by the approving4 [specify] shareholders in the transferor company.
   
Signature of director/secretary:
Name of director/secretary:
Date:

Notes:

  • 1 Name of transferor company.

  • 2 Name of transferee company.

  • 3 Name and address of dissenting shareholder.

  • 4 If the offer is limited to a certain class or classes of shareholders, state description of that class or those classes.

Form 12
Notice to non-assenting shareholders

Section 208(2), Companies Act 1955

[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.]
 Re1 [specify] Limited (hereinafter called the transferor company
Noticeby2 [specify] Limited (hereinafter called the transferee company
To3  
Whereas a scheme or contract involving the transfer of the4 [specify] shares in the transferor company to the transferee company was up to [date], being a date within 4 months of the making of the offer in that behalf by the transferee company, approved by the holders of not less than nine-tenths in value of those shares (other than shares already held at the date of the offer by, or by a nominee for, the transferee company or its subsidiary):
And whereas in pursuance of that scheme or contract5 [specify] shares were on [date] transferred to the transferee company or to its nominee:
Now, therefore, the transferee company, pursuant to section 208(2) of the Companies Act 1955, hereby gives you notice that those shares together with such other shares in the transferor company as were held by, or by a nominee for, the transferee company or its subsidiary on the said date comprise or include nine-tenths in value of the4 [specify] shares in the transferor company:
And further take notice that you may, within 3 months from the giving of this notice, give notice that you require the transferee company to acquire your holding of4 [specify] shares in the transferor company, and that if you give such a notice the transferee company will be entitled and bound to acquire those shares on the terms on which under the scheme or contract the shares of the approving shareholders were transferred to it, or on such other terms as may be agreed or as the High Court on the application of either the transferee company or yourself (yourselves) thinks fit.
   
Signature of director/secretary:
Name of director/secretary:
Date:

Notes:

  • 1 Name of transferor company.

  • 2 Name of transferee company.

  • 3 Name and address of non-assenting shareholder.

  • 4 If the offer is limited to a certain class or classes of shareholders, state description of that class or those classes.

  • 5 State amount of shares transferred.

Form 13
Consent and certificate of director or directors of amalgamated company or proposed company

Section 209E(f), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten.]
[If the amalgamated company is a public company or a private company having more than 1 director, attach a separate sheet or sheets with the consent and certificate of the additional director or directors set out in the prescribed format.]
      
Name of amalgamated company*/proposed company*  Company No*/
Name reservation No*
 
   
  *Delete if not applicable.   
      
      
Director’s surname    
First name(s)   
      
Residential address    
      
I consent to act as director of the above amalgamated company*/proposed company* and certify that I am not disqualified from being appointed, or holding office as, a director of a company.
      
*Delete if not applicable.   
Signature:
Name:
Date:
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Form 14
Request to remove company from register

Section 293(1)(d), Companies Act 1955

     Document No 
    
     (for office use only) 
[Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten.]
      
Name of
company
  Company No 
   
      

[Full name], being a member authorised by special resolution of the members of the abovenamed company to make this application*/a director authorised by the board of the abovenamed company to make this application*/a person authorised by the memorandum or articles to make this application*, request that the abovenamed company be removed from the register.

The grounds on which this request is made are:

*The company has ceased to carry on business, has discharged in full its liabilities to all its known creditors, and has distributed its surplus assets in accordance with its memorandum and articles of association and the Companies Act 1955.

or

*The company has no surplus assets after paying its debts in full or in part, and no creditor has applied to the court under section 211 of the Companies Act 1955 for an order putting the company into liquidation.

The following documents accompany this request:

  • 1 Written notice from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue stating that the Commissioner has no objection to the company being removed from the register.

  • 2 A copy of the special resolution of members under section 293(1)(d)(i) of the Companies Act 1955*.

Signature of member*/director*/authorised person*:

Name of member*/director*/authorised person*:

Date:

 
*Delete if not applicable.
        
 Presented by   Account No  
       
 Postal address  Telephone  
       
    Facsimile  
 

Schedule 2
Regulations revoked

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Companies Regulations 1956 (SR 1956/210)
Companies Regulations 1956, Amendment No 1 (SR 1957/256)
Companies Regulations 1956, Amendment No 2 (SR 1967/243)
Companies Regulations 1956, Amendment No 4 (SR 1975/272)
Companies Regulations 1956, Amendment No 5 (SR 1978/165)
Companies Regulations 1956, Amendment No 6 (SR 1990/37)

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations replace the Companies Regulations 1956. The regulations prescribe the forms required under the Companies Act 1955, prescribe the requirements for documents registered under that Act, and provide for certain other matters.

The regulations come into force on 1 July 1994 and take account of the amendments to the principal Act made by the Companies Amendment Act 1993 which comes into force on that date.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 June 1994.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Companies Act 1955 Regulations 1994 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
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