• 12. 12. Requirements for register of members

    Sections 153 to 156 apply to LLPs, modified so that they read as follows —

    • 153. Register of members

      (1) Every LLP must keep a register of its members.
      (2) The register must contain the required particulars (see sections 154 (particulars of members to be registered: individuals) and 155 (particulars of members to be registered: corporate members and firms)) of each person who is a member of the LLP.
      (3) The register must be kept available for inspection —
      (a) at the LLP's registered office, or
      (b) at a place specified in as a place specified in rules made by the Board under Section 996.
      (4) The LLP must give notice to the Registrar —
      (a) of the place at which the register is kept available for inspection, and
      (b) of any change in that place,
      unless it has at all times been kept at the LLP's registered office.
      (5) The register must be open to the inspection —
      (a) of any member of the LLP without charge, and
      (b) of any other person on payment of such fee as may be prescribed.
      (6) If default is made in complying with subsection (1), (2) or (3) or if default is made for 14 days in complying with subsection (4), or if an inspection required under subsection (5) is refused, a contravention of the Companies Regulations is committed by —
      (a) the LLP, and
      (b) every designated member of the LLP who is in default.
      (7) A person who commits the contravention referred to in subsection (6) is liable to a level 1 fine.
      (8) In the case of a refusal of inspection of the register, the Court may by order compel an immediate inspection of it.

    • 154. Particulars of members to be registered: individuals

      (1) An LLP's register of members must contain the following particulars in the case of an individual —
      (a) name and any former name,
      (b) a service address which must be a PO Box address with directions to the residence in the United Arab Emirates,
      (c) the country or state in which he is usually resident,
      (d) date of birth,
      (e) whether he is a designated member.
      (2) For the purposes of this section "name" means a person's forename and surname,
      (3) For the purposes of this section a "former name" means a name by which the individual was formerly known for business purposes.

      Where a person is or was formerly known by more than one such name, each of them must be stated.
      (4) It is not necessary for the register to contain particulars of a former name in the following cases —
      (a) in the case of any person, where the former name —
      (i) was changed or disused before the person attained the age of 18 years, or
      (ii) has been changed or disused for 20 years or more.
      (5) A person's service address may be stated to be "The LLP's registered office".

    • 155. Particulars of members to be registered: corporate members and firms

      An LLP's register of members must contain the following particulars in the case of a body corporate, or a firm that is a legal person under the law by which it is governed —

      (a) corporate or firm name,
      (b) registered or principal office,
      (c) particulars of —
      (i) the legal form of the company or firm and the law by which it is governed, and
      (ii) if applicable, the register in which it is entered (including details of the state) and its registration number in that register,
      (d) whether it is a designated member.

    • 156. Register of members' residential addresses

      (1) Every LLP must keep a register of members' residential addresses.
      (2) The register must state the usual residential address of each of the LLP's members.
      (3) If a member's usual residential address is the same as his service address (as stated in the LLP's register of members), the register of members' residential addresses need only contain an entry to that effect.

      This does not apply if his service address is stated to be "The LLP's registered office".
      (4) If default is made in complying with this section, a contravention of the Companies Regulations is committed by —
      (a) the LLP, and
      (b) every designated member of the LLP who is in default.
      (5) A person who commits the contravention referred to in subsection (4) is liable to a level 1 fine.
      (6) This section applies only to members who are individuals, not where the member is a body corporate or a firm that is a legal person under the law by which it is governed."