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    • Companies Regulations (Applications for Striking-Off, Register Annotations and Rectifications) Rules 2015

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      • Companies Regulations (Applications For Striking-off, Register Annotations And Rectifications) Rules 2015

        The Registrar, in exercise of the powers conferred by the Companies Regulations 2015, hereby makes the following Rules: —

        • Companies Regulations (Address Disclosure) Rules 2015

          • Companies Regulations (Paper Form) Rules 2015

            • Companies Regulations (Electronic Filing) Rules 2015

              • Companies Regulations (Register Of Auditors) Rules 2015

                • ADGM Companies Regulations—Registrar's General Rules And Powers: Guidelines (April 2015)

                  This guide seeks to answer expected questions and provides information on completing the filings process. The guide is not drafted with unusual or complex transactions in mind. Specialist professional advice may be needed in those circumstances.

                  • 1. 1. Commencement, citation and interpretation

                    (1) These Rules may be cited as the Companies Regulations (Applications for Striking-off, Register Annotations and Rectifications) Rules 2015.
                    (2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication.
                    (3) In these Rules, the "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015.
                    (4) Defined terms used in these Rules and their meanings are contained in Schedule 1.
                    (5) Unless the context otherwise requires —
                    (a) references to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations;
                    (b) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these rules and a reference to a numbered rule, Part or Schedule is to the rule, Part or Schedule;
                    (c) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.
                    (6) Material or information referred to in these Rules as being specified, prescribed or described as accessible or available on or through the website is included in and forms part of these Rules.

                    • PART 1 PART 1 COMMENCEMENT AND CITATION

                      The Registrar, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 962 of the Companies Regulations 2015, hereby makes the following Rules: —

                      • PART 1 PART 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

                        • PART 1 PART 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

                          The Registrar hereby makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 942 of the Companies Regulations 2015 to impose requirements as to the form, authentication and manner of delivery of documents required or authorised to be delivered to the Registrar:

                          • PART 1 PART 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

                            Date of Adoption: [•]

                            The Registrar, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1039 of the Companies Regulations 2015, hereby makes the following Rules: —

                            • INTRODUCTION

                              The Registrar has a range of powers which are in Part 31 of Companies Regulations 2015 (the "Companies Regulations"). These include powers to:

                              •   decide on the form, manner of delivery (including electronic delivery) and authentication of documents;
                              •   amend the register in certain circumstances; and
                              •   annotate the register in certain circumstances.

                              This guidance tells you what these powers are, and gives you an idea of how and when they work. They apply to all companies registered in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

                              These Rules should be read alongside the more detailed Rules of the Registrar which are available on the Registrar's website at: www.adgm.com.

                              If you are in any doubt about the application of these powers please email our enquiries section on rb@adgm.com or call +971 2 3338888.

                              • 1. 1. Citation, commencement and interpretation

                                (1) These Rules may be cited as the Companies Regulations (Address Disclosure) Rules 2015.
                                (2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication.
                                (3) In these Rules, the "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015.

                                • 1. 1. Citation and Commencement

                                  (1) The Registrar makes the following rules in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 944 of the Companies Regulations.
                                  (2) The rules shall come into force on [•].

                                  • 1. 1. Commencement, citation and interpretation

                                    (1) These Rules may be cited as the Companies Regulations (Electronic Filing) Rules 2015.
                                    (2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication.
                                    (3) In these Rules, the "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015.
                                    (4) Defined terms used in these Rules and their meanings are contained in Schedule 1.
                                    (5) Unless the context otherwise requires:
                                    (a) references to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations;
                                    (b) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these rules and a reference to a numbered rule, part or schedule is to the Rule, Part or Schedule of these Rules; and
                                    (c) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.
                                    (6) Material or information referred to in these Rules as being specified, prescribed or described as accessible or available on or through the website is included in and forms part of these Rules.
                                    (7) A reference in these Rules to material or information that is "from time to time" specified, described, accessible or available on or through the website is a reference to material or information that does not form part of these Rules.

                                    • 1. Citation, commencement and interpretation

                                      (1) These Rules may be cited as the Companies Regulations (Register of Auditors) Rules 2015.
                                      (2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication.
                                      (3) In these Rules, the "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015.
                                      (4) Defined terms used in these Rules and their meanings are contained in Schedule 1.
                                      (5) Unless the context otherwise requires —
                                      (a) references to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations,
                                      (i) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these Rules and a reference to a numbered Rule, Part or Schedule is to the Rule, Part or Schedule, and
                                      (ii) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.

                                    • 2. 2. Application of these rules

                                      These rules apply to any company formed or registered under the Companies Regulations.

                                      • 2. 2. Application

                                        The rules apply to the documents delivered to the Registrar in paper form including all prescribed forms that are not delivered through Electronic Filing.

                                        • 2. 2. Application of these Rules

                                          (1) These Rules apply to any document delivered to the Registrar in electronic form pursuant to the Companies Regulations.
                                          (2) These Rules apply only to documents delivered in respect of companies or, proposed companies, which are collectively referred to in these Rules as "companies (or other bodies)".

                                          • 2. Application of these Rules

                                            These Rules apply in respect of any persons eligible and willing to be appointed as auditors of any company formed or registered under the Companies Regulations.

                                          • 3. 3. Definitions and general interpretation

                                            (1) Defined terms used in these rules and their meanings are contained in Schedule 1.
                                            (2) Unless the context otherwise requires —
                                            (a) References to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations;
                                            (b) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these rules and a reference to a numbered rule, Part or Schedule is to the rule, Part or Schedule; and
                                            (c) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.
                                            Material or information referred to in these rules as being specified, described accessible or available on or through the website is included in and forms part of these rules.

                                            • 3. Definitions and general interpretation

                                              (2) Unless the context otherwise requires —
                                              (a) references to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations;
                                              (b) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these Rules and a reference to a numbered Rule, Part or Schedule is to the Rule, Part or Schedule;
                                              (c) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders.
                                              (3) Material or information referred to in these Rules as being specified, described accessible or available on or through the website is included in and forms part of these Rules.

                            • 2. 2. Voluntary striking off: contents of an application

                              (1) An application under section 867 of the Companies Regulations (application for voluntary striking off) must be made through submission of the prescribed form and contain a declaration that neither section 868 nor section 869 of the Companies Regulations prevents the application from being made.
                              (2) The declaration must be made by the directors who are making the application on behalf of the company.

                              • PART 2 PART 2 DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED INFORMATION

                                • PART 2 PART 2 MANNER OF DELIVERY AND RECEIPT

                                  • PART 2 PART 2 ELECTRONIC FILING

                                    • PART 2 PART 2 APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION ON REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE AUDITORS

                                      • Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Powers which relate to the delivery of information

                                        • 4. 4. Permitted disclosure by the Registrar to specified public authorities

                                          (1) The Registrar may disclose protected information to a specified public authority where the conditions specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 2 are satisfied.
                                          (2) In addition to the requirements of Schedule 2, a specified public authority shall deliver to the Registrar such information or evidence as it may direct for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine in accordance with these Rules whether to disclose protected information.
                                          (3) The Registrar may require such information or evidence to be verified in such manner as he may direct.
                                          (4) The specified public authority must inform the Registrar immediately of any change in respect of any statement delivered to the Registrar pursuant to Schedule 2 or information or evidence provided for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine whether to disclose protected information.
                                          (5) The public authorities specified for the purposes of section 229(2) are set out in Schedule 1 to these Rules.

                                          • 3. 3. Delivery in paper form

                                            Any document required to be delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations, including prescribed forms, may be delivered to the Registrar in paper form.

                                            • Chapter 1 Chapter 1 General provisions

                                              • 4. 4. Contents of application

                                                (1) Persons eligible and willing to be appointed as an auditor in the Abu Dhabi Global Market ("eligible auditor") may apply to the Registrar for recognition. Such application shall include —
                                                (a) in relation to a person seeking recognition as an eligible auditor who is an individual: —
                                                (i) the individual's name and the address of his principal place of business; and
                                                (ii) the name and address of the recognised professional body under whose rules the individual is eligible for appointment as an auditor and any registration number which such body has allocated to him;
                                                (b) in relation to a person seeking recognition as an eligible auditor who is not an individual (a "firm") —
                                                (i) the firm's name and address;
                                                (ii) the address of each of t he offices o f the fir m from which it carries out audit work in the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
                                                (iii) information as to how the firm is to be contacted, the primary contact person and, if it has a website, its address;
                                                (iv) the name and business address of each individual responsible for audit work in the Abu Dhabi Global Market on behalf of the firm;
                                                (v) the firm's legal form:
                                                (A) in the case of a limited liability partnership the name and business address of each member of the partnership,
                                                (B) in the case of a body corporate, other than a limited liability partnership, the name and business address of each person who is a director of the body or holds any shares in it,
                                                (C) in the case of a legal entity consisting of a single incorporated office occupied by a single person (a corporation sole) the name and address of the individual for the time being holding the office by the name of which he is the corporation sole,
                                                (D) in the case of a partnership, the name and business address of each partner; and
                                                references in this paragraph to a limited liability partnership, a body corporate, a corporation sole or a partnership include references to any comparable undertaking incorporated in or formed under the law of any country or territory outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
                                                (vi) the name and address of the recognised professional body under whose rules the firm is eligible for appointment as an auditor and any registration number which such body has allocated to it; and
                                                (vii) in the case of a firm which is a member of a network:
                                                (A) the name of the network; and
                                                (B) a list of the names and addresses of the other members of that network and of the affiliates of all the members of that network or a reference to the address of a website or any other place where that information is available to the public; and
                                                (c) the prescribed initial registration fee of US$1,200 (or such other amount as may be set by the Registrar from time to time).
                                                (2) Each person applying for recognition as an eligible auditor pursuant to these Rules shall provide such other information as the Registrar may require to demonstrate such applicant's eligibility and suitability to be an eligible auditor.
                                                (3) Each person applying for recognition as an eligible auditor pursuant to these Rules shall send to the Registrar (in electronic form prescribed by the Registrar from time to time) the information specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) above.

                                                • 1. 1. Form, authentication & manner of delivery of documents

                                                  Companies can deliver documents to the Registrar electronically via the Registrar's website or as paper forms. In all cases, those delivering documents must meet the Registrar's requirements on the format of the document, and the way in which it is delivered and signed; these are in addition to any other requirements set out in the Companies Regulations, or other applicable rules and laws in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

                                                  Electronic delivery of documents

                                                  The Registrar will publish rules on electronic filing to set out requirements for the form, authentication and manner of delivery of documents by electronic means. For companies filing electronically, the formats for individual documents will be shown on the website, as is the method of authentication. Once you have completed the document you submit it directly via the website.

                                                  Delivering paper documents

                                                  For companies delivering paper documents, the Companies Regulations (Paper Form) Rules 2015 provide for the format of paper forms, setting out, for example, when prescribed forms must be used (and where they can be accessed), how to complete them (e.g. in black ink), who can sign them and how they must be delivered physically.

                                                  The rules also cover the other documents, such as annual accounts, which companies have to deliver to the Registrar.

                                                  • 4. Application of Part

                                                    (1) This Part applies to documents delivered to the Registrar using Electronic Filing and shall be construed accordingly.
                                                    (2) The documents that may be delivered to the Registrar using Electronic Filing are specified from time to time on the website.

                                                  • 5. Using Electronic Filing

                                                    (1) To deliver a document using Electronic Filing the presenter must:
                                                    (a) have access to the internet;
                                                    (b) have an email account;
                                                    (c) be a registered user of Electronic Filing (information about the registration process is available from time to time on the website of the Registrar);
                                                    (d) subject to Rule 5(4), be a registered user for the company (or other body) to which the document relates (unless it is an incorporation package).
                                                    (2) Subject to Rule 5(3), in delivering a document using Electronic Filing the presenter on behalf of the company (or other body) consents to any communication from the Registrar relating to or arising out of the delivery of that document being sent only in electronic form.
                                                    (3) A company incorporated using Electronic Filing may request a paper copy of its certificate of incorporation from the Registrar.
                                                    (4) A presenter who delivers a charge document either as an interested person or for and on behalf of an interested person must provide such supporting documentation as the Registrar may require.
                                                    (5) The Registrar's requirements on how presenters register to use Electronic Filing are specified from time to time on the website.
                                                    (6) An incorporation package may only be delivered by a presenter who has provided such supporting documentation as the Registrar may require evidencing their status as an incorporation agent.

                                                • 5. 5. Permitted disclosure by the Registrar to credit reference agencies

                                                  (1) Subject to Rule 4, the Registrar may disclose protected information to a credit reference agency where the conditions specified in paragraphs 1.5 to 1.9 of Schedule 2 are satisfied.
                                                  (2) The Registrar may rely on a statement delivered to him by a credit reference agency under paragraph 1.8 of Schedule 2 as sufficient evidence of the matters stated in it.
                                                  (3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a credit reference agency shall deliver to the Registrar such information or evidence in addition to the statement required by paragraph 1.8 of Schedule 2 as he may direct for the purpose of enabling him to determine in accordance with these Rules whether to disclose protected information.
                                                  (4) The Registrar may require such information or evidence to be verified in such manner as he may direct.
                                                  (5) The credit reference agency must inform the Registrar immediately of any change in respect of any statement delivered to the Registrar pursuant to Schedule 2 or information or evidence provided for the purpose of enabling the Registrar to determine whether to disclose protected information.

                                                  • 4. 4. Delivery and receipt

                                                    (1) A document can be delivered in proper form to the Registrar by courier, or by hand to the Registrar's office.
                                                    (2) A document in paper form is to be regarded as received by the Registrar when it is handed over at the reception desk of the Registrar's [registered]/[head] office at [insert address]. [Note: Please clarify locations of the Registrar's head office]
                                                    (3) [Principles on confirmation of receipt to be added? Stamp by Registrar?]

                                                    • Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Form of document

                                                      • 2. 2. Where can I see the forms and Registrar rules?

                                                        The rules and associated paper forms and electronic formats for electronic filing are all available on the Registrar website. You can also ask for a hard copy by calling the Registrar on +971 2 3338888.

                                                        • General requirements

                                                          • 6. Document to be in the form of a template

                                                            (1) Except for articles of association delivered with a company incorporation package (see Rule 7) accounts (see Rule 8), or copy instruments (see Rule 10 (2)), each document must be in the form of the template supplied for that purpose by the Registrar on the website.
                                                            (2) The presenter must complete every data input field in a template unless the field is a non-mandatory one or there is otherwise no legal requirement or authority to provide the information requested.
                                                            (3) Where a document template is used, the document template must be completed on-line while the presenter is logged onto Electronic Filing.

                                                          • 7. The company incorporation package

                                                            (1) This Rule applies to a company incorporation package.
                                                            (2) The articles of association are viewed by selecting the "articles of association" link in the incorporation template.
                                                            (3) Model articles can be viewed by selecting the "model articles" link in the incorporation template.
                                                            (4) Articles of association delivered with a company incorporation package (if any) must be authenticated by the initial members on delivery to the Registrar in accordance with Rule 12.

                                                          • 8. Accounts

                                                            (1) This Rule applies to company accounts.
                                                            (2) Company accounts may only be delivered using Electronic Filing if they are provided in a compatible PDF file.

                                                          • 9. Notice of change of name

                                                            A notice of change of name by resolution may only be delivered using Electronic Filing if:

                                                            (a) it is specified where indicated in the relevant template whether the change of name is conditional on the occurrence of an event as contemplated by section 66(2);
                                                            (b) it is accompanied by a copy of the resolution for a change of name in the form of a specified template; and
                                                            (c) the resolution passed by the company is in the form of the resolution set out in that template.

                                                          • 10. Charge documents

                                                            (1) A charge document may only be delivered using Electronic Filing if it is accompanied by a copy instrument and the certificate referred to in section 784(3).
                                                            (2) The copy instrument must be in the form of a compatible PDF file uploaded to the website with the charge document.
                                                            (3) The certificate must be in the form of the template supplied for that purpose by the Registrar.
                                                            (4) If the presenter elects to give the certificate under 784(3) using one of the prepopulated statements supplied by the Registrar by way of example in the relevant data input field, the presenter must satisfy himself as to the veracity and adequacy of the prepopulated statement and amend it as may be necessary before delivering the certificate to the Registrar.

                                                      • 6. 6. Registrar to refrain from disclosure of protected information

                                                        The Registrar shall refrain from disclosing protected information to a credit reference agency if such information relates to a section 229 beneficiary or a section 229 applicant.

                                                        • Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Authentication

                                                          • 3. 3. Delivery and receipt of documents (Section 945)

                                                            A document is not delivered to the Registrar until the Registrar receives it. We have set out in the rules on paper delivery when documents are legally considered to have been delivered to the Registrar's office.

                                                            The opening hours of the Registrar's office are available on www.adgm.com.

                                                            • 11. Personal authentication

                                                              (1) The requirements of this Rule are in addition to any other requirement imposed by this Chapter.
                                                              (2) A document required by these Rules to be authenticated must, in the case of a company (or other body), be authenticated in the manner stipulated on the website by a presenter acting on the Company's behalf.

                                                            • 12. The company incorporation package

                                                              (1) The statement of compliance delivered under section 6(1) must be authenticated by each initial member to the articles of association by each initial member or by the initial members' agent, in each case in the manner stipulated on the website.
                                                              (2) In authenticating the statement of compliance each initial member or the agent (as the case may be) instructs the Registrar to tag electronically the statement of compliance by way of authentication on his behalf.
                                                              (3) The application for registration document delivered under section 6(1) must be authenticated by the person to be appointed in the manner stipulated on the website.
                                                              (4) Authentication of articles of association for the purpose of section 6(4) shall be in the manner stipulated on the website.

                                                            • 13. Authentication of documents other than accounts and charge documents

                                                              (1) This Rule applies to any document delivered in respect of a company (or other body) except for company incorporation packages (see Rule 12) accounts (see Rule 14) and charge documents (see Rule 15).
                                                              (2) The person who authenticates the document must belong to, or act under the specific authority of a person who belongs to, a category or class of person specified on the website or relevant template as being permitted to authenticate the document on behalf of the company (or other body).
                                                              (3) The presenter may only use Electronic Filing to deliver a document in respect of a company (or other body) if he supplies the Registrar with the registered number and any other identifying code as may be specified by the Registrar from time to time of that company (or other body) every time he accesses the Electronic Filing facility on behalf of that company (or other body).
                                                              (4) In selecting a template in which to deliver a document in respect of the company (or other body) the presenter instructs the Registrar to:
                                                              (a) prepopulate the relevant data input fields with:
                                                              (i) the registered number of the company (or other body); and
                                                              (ii) the name of the company (or other body) associated on the Registrar's records with that registered number,
                                                              by way of authentication on the presenter's behalf; and
                                                              (b) tag electronically the document by way of authentication on the presenter's behalf such that the electronic record of the document is indelibly associated with the presenter and the company (or other body).
                                                              (5) A notification of a director or secretary's appointment must be authenticated by the person being appointed in the manner stipulated in the relevant template.

                                                            • 14. Authentication of accounts

                                                              (1) This Rule applies to accounts.
                                                              (2) The presenter of a company's accounts must act under the specific authority of that company's directors in delivering accounts to the Registrar.
                                                              (3) The presenter must by way of authentication provide the Registrar with the registered number and any other identifying code as may be specified by the Registrar from time to time of that company (or other body) of the company in respect of which accounts are to be delivered.
                                                              (4) The presenter instructs the Registrar to tag electronically the accounts by way of authentication on the presenter's behalf such that the electronic record of the document is indelibly associated with the presenter and the company (or other body).

                                                            • 15. Authentication of charge documents

                                                              (1) This Rule applies to charge documents.
                                                              (2) A person who authenticates a charge document for and on behalf of the company (or other body) subject to the charge must belong to, or act under the specific authority of a person who belongs to, a category or class of person specified on the website as being permitted to authenticate the charge document.
                                                              (3) The presenter of a charge document to be delivered for and on behalf of the company (or other body) subject to the charge must provide such supporting documentation as the Registrar may require prior to submitting the relevant charge document.
                                                              (4) A presenter who authenticates a charge document as an interested person or for and on behalf of an interested person must provide such supporting documentation as the Registrar may require prior to submitting the relevant charge document.
                                                              (5) The certificate referred to in section 784(3)is authenticated by:
                                                              (a) the provision of an appropriate confirmation by the person giving the certificate in the manner stipulated on the website; and
                                                              (b) the provision the name of the person giving the certificate.
                                                              (6) The presenter instructs the Registrar to tag electronically the charge document by way of authentication on the presenter's behalf with such that the electronic record of the document is indelibly associated with the presenter and the company (or other body).

                                                          • 7. 7. Application under section 229 by an individual

                                                            (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by an individual who is, or proposes to become, a director.
                                                            (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the individual making the application:
                                                            (a) holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority; or
                                                            (b) considers that there is a serious risk that he, or a person who lives with him, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of at least one of:
                                                            (i) the companies of which he is, or proposes to become, a director;
                                                            (ii) the companies of which he was a director; or
                                                            (iii) the non-ADGM companies of which he is or has been a director, secretary or permanent representative; or
                                                            (c) is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
                                                            (3) The application shall:
                                                            (a) contain:
                                                            (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
                                                            (ii) the name and any former name of the applicant;
                                                            (iii) the date of birth of the applicant;
                                                            (iv) the usual residential address of the applicant;
                                                            (v) where the Registrar has allocated a unique identifier to the applicant, that unique identifier;
                                                            (vi) the name and registered number of each company of which the applicant is, or proposes to become, a director;
                                                            (vii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b)(ii), (iii) or (iv), the name and registered number of the company or non-ADGM company; and
                                                            (b) be accompanied by evidence which:
                                                            (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a) or (2)(b), supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application; or
                                                            (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), establishes that the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
                                                            (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of:
                                                            (a) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a), whether the applicant holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority;
                                                            (b) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b), the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to himself, or to a person who lives with him; or
                                                            (c) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), whether the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
                                                            (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to his usual residential address, as stated in his application, notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                            • Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Delivery and receipt

                                                              • 4. 4. What is meant by proper delivery of a document? (Section 946)

                                                                A properly delivered document is one that meets all the requirements of the Registrar's rules and the legislation under which it is delivered. Generally, the Companies Regulations set out what the content of a document should be and the rules set out the form of the document, any requirements for authentication and where it must be delivered.

                                                                In particular, a document is properly delivered when:

                                                                •   it contains all the information required by the Companies Regulations;
                                                                •   it meets all the requirements of the Companies Regulations and the Registrar's rules as to form, e.g. is in the right format (i.e. the right paper form or electronic format) and can be scanned or copied;
                                                                •   it has been authenticated (by signature in the case of a paper form or by electronic authentication for electronic filing), and includes the company name and number where required;
                                                                •   it has met any requirements for delivery, e.g. it has been sent electronically where the company has agreed with the Registrar that it will only file such documents electronically;
                                                                •   it is in the English language using Roman script;
                                                                •   it uses only permitted characters, being Roman script, in names and addresses;
                                                                •   it meets the Registrar's requirements for certification or verification of a document as an accurate or correct copy or translation; and
                                                                •   it is accompanied by the correct fee for the filing of the document.

                                                                • 16. Manner of delivery

                                                                  (1) This Rule applies to all documents to be delivered through Electronic Filing.
                                                                  (2) Before he can deliver a document to the Registrar the presenter must be online and logged into Electronic Filing.
                                                                  (3) Save for when the document is a copy instrument a document or template is delivered when the presenter irrevocably submits it for filing on the website.
                                                                  (4) A copy instrument is delivered by delivering the charge document to which it is electronically linked.

                                                                • Time of receipt

                                                                  • 17. Receipt

                                                                    (1) A fee-bearing document delivered using Electronic Filing and in respect of which the fee is tendered by credit card or debit card is received when the fee payment is completed.
                                                                    (2) Save as provided in Rule 17(1) a document delivered using Electronic Filing is received when irrevocably submitted for filing.

                                                              • 8. 8. Application under section 229 by a company

                                                                (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by a company on behalf of any of its directors who are individuals.
                                                                (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the company making the application either considers that there is a serious risk that the director on behalf of whom the application is made, or a person who lives with that director, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of the company making the application.
                                                                (3) The application shall:
                                                                (a) contain:
                                                                (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
                                                                (ii) the name and registered number of the applicant;
                                                                (iii) the name and any former name of each director on behalf of whom the application is made;
                                                                (iv) the date of birth of each such director;
                                                                (v) the usual residential address of each such director;
                                                                (vi) where the Registrar has allocated a unique identifier to any such director, that unique identifier;
                                                                (vii) the name and registered number of each company of which each such director is a director; and
                                                                (b) be accompanied by evidence which supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application.
                                                                (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to its directors on behalf of whom the application is made or to persons who share a residence with those directors as a result of any of its activities.
                                                                (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send:
                                                                (a) the applicant, to its registered office; and
                                                                (b) each director on behalf of whom the application was made, to his usual residential address as stated in the application,
                                                                notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                                • 5. What happens if my document is not properly delivered? (Section 947)

                                                                  In most cases, the Registrar will reject the document and will tell you what you need to do next in order to correct it. However, the Registrar may still accept a document that does not meet the requirements for proper delivery. For example, in a large document, it may not be apparent to the Registrar that something is missing or incorrect, and he may register it without noticing.

                                                                  However, he would not accept a document that was not signed or otherwise properly authenticated, where the fee was not paid, or where information was missing. Each form contains guidance on how it should be completed.

                                                                • 9. 9. Application under section 229 by an initial member

                                                                  (1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by an initial member on behalf of any of the proposed directors of a proposed company who are individuals.
                                                                  (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the subscriber making the application considers that there is a serious risk that the proposed directors of the proposed company on behalf of whom the application is made, or persons who share a residence with them, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the proposed activities of that proposed company.
                                                                  (3) The application shall:
                                                                  (a) contain:
                                                                  (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
                                                                  (ii) the name of the applicant;
                                                                  (iii) the address of the applicant;
                                                                  (iv) the name of the proposed company;
                                                                  (v) the name and any former name of each of the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made;
                                                                  (vi) the date of birth of each such proposed director;
                                                                  (vii) the usual residential address of each such proposed director;
                                                                  (viii) the name and registered number of each company of which each such proposed director is a director; and
                                                                  (b) be accompanied by evidence which supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application.
                                                                  (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to its proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made or to persons who share a residence with those proposed directors as a result of any of the proposed activities of the proposed company.
                                                                  (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send:
                                                                  (a) the applicant, to the address stated in the application; and
                                                                  (b) each of the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application was made, to their usual residential address as stated in the application,
                                                                  notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                                  • 6. If the Registrar accepts a document that is not properly delivered, does it cancel out the original requirement to deliver it properly?

                                                                    No. The fact that the Registrar has accepted and registered the document does not mean that the original requirement has been satisfied. As a result the obligation to file the document continues and any liabilities that arise from not doing so still apply.

                                                                    The Registrar may decide to take further action after registration — for example, if a third party points out that it does not comply with the statutory obligations. In such cases the Registrar may write to the company asking them to deliver a replacement document, along with a EDF-RP01 covering form, that complies with all the requirements of proper delivery.

                                                                    If the company delivers a replacement document with the appropriate EDF-RP01, the Registrar may then remove the original. If the company does not respond, the Registrar can send a notice to them giving them 14 days to file a document that complies with the requirements for proper delivery.

                                                                  • 10. Matters relating to a section 229 application

                                                                    (1) For the purpose of Rules 7, 8 and 9 the Registrar may direct that additional information or evidence should be delivered to him, what such information or evidence should be and how it should be verified.
                                                                    (2) The Registrar shall not make available for public inspection:
                                                                    (a) any section 229 application; or
                                                                    (b) any documents provided in support of that application.
                                                                    (3) For the purpose of determining any section 229 application the Registrar may accept any answer to a question referred in accordance with Rule 7(4), 8(4) or 9(4) as providing sufficient evidence of:
                                                                    (a) the nature and extent of any risk relevant to:
                                                                    (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 7(2)(a) or 7(2)(b), the applicant;
                                                                    (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 6(2), the directors on behalf of whom the application is made;
                                                                    (iii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 7(2), the proposed directors on behalf of whom the application is made,
                                                                    or to persons who share a residence with any of the above individuals, or
                                                                    (b) whether an applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.

                                      • 3. 3. Annotation of the register

                                        Where it appears to the Registrar that material on the register is misleading or confusing, the Registrar may place a note in the register containing such information as appears to the Registrar to be necessary to remedy, as far as possible, the misleading or confusing nature of the material.

                                        • PART 3 PART 3 APPLICATION TO MAKE AN ADDRESS UNAVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION UNDER SECTION 962

                                          • PART 3 PART 3 FORM AND AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO A COMPANY

                                            • SCHEDULE 1 SCHEDULE 1 DEFINED TERMS USED IN THIS VOLUME OF THE RULES AND THEIR MEANINGS (RULE 1(4))

                                              "accounts" means a copy of such of a company's annual accounts and reports and/or abbreviated accounts as are required to be or authorised to be delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations and which are not excluded accounts;

                                              "annual accounts and reports" has the meaning set out in section 444(2);

                                              "charge" means a charge eligible for registration under Part 24 of the Companies Regulations;

                                              "charge document" means a document in electronic form delivered or to be delivered pursuant to an obligation arising under Part 24 of the Companies Regulations;

                                              "company" has the meaning given to it in section 1;

                                              "company incorporation package" means an incorporation package in respect of a company;

                                              "compatible PDF file" means a file in portable document format no greater than 10 megabytes in size;

                                              "copy instrument" means a copy of the instrument by which a charge is created or evidenced;

                                              "data input field" means:

                                              (a) a box or similarly delineated area visible in human readable form on a website the purpose of which is to capture information; together with
                                              (b) the descriptor text associated with the box the purpose of which is to signify the nature of the information required to be input into the box;

                                              "document" means information required to be or authorised to be delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations;

                                              "Electronic Filing" means delivering a document to the Registrar, through the Registrar's online systems as detailed in these Rules;

                                              "excluded accounts" means revised accounts delivered under section 428 or section 430 of the Companies Regulations;

                                              "fee-bearing document" means:

                                              (a) a document for which a fee is payable in respect of its receipt; or
                                              (b) where a fee is payable in respect of the receipt of more than one document as part of a single transaction, each of those documents;

                                              "incorporation template" means the template to be used to deliver a company incorporation package in electronic form to the Registrar using Electronic Filing;

                                              "interested person" means any person interested in a charge other than the company (or other body) against which the charge is or is to be registered;

                                              "presenter" means an individual person using Electronic Filing to deliver a document to the Registrar;

                                              "resolution" means a special resolution for a change of name;

                                              "template" means a specified set of data input boxes as found on the Registrar's website; and

                                              "website" means the website maintained by the Registrar at www.adgm.com.

                                              • PART 3 PART 3 REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE AUDITORS

                                                • Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Powers to amend the register

                                                  The Companies Regulations specify the circumstances where the register can be amended or clarified. In most cases the circumstances are very specific and the Registrar's powers are limited. This Chapter sets out the powers and the circumstances when each of the powers can be exercised.

                                                  • 11. 11. Application under section 962 to make an address unavailable for public inspection by an individual

                                                    (1) A section 962 application may be made to the Registrar by an individual whose usual residential address was placed on the register either:
                                                    (a) under section 6 (documents to be sent to Registrar), 153 (register of directors), 157 (registration of altered particulars), 292 (duty to keep register of secretaries), 778 (duty to deliver annual returns);
                                                    (b) as a service address under section 9 (statement of proposed officers), 157 (duty to notify Registrar of changes of director's particulars) or 781 (contents of annual return),
                                                    in respect of that usual residential address.
                                                    (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the individual making the application:
                                                    (a) holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority;
                                                    (b) considers that there is a serious risk that he, or a person who lives with him, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of at least one of the companies of which:
                                                    (i) he is, or proposes to become, a director; or
                                                    (ii) he is not a director but of which he has been at any time a director, secretary or permanent representative;
                                                    (c) he is or has been employed by a relevant organisation; or
                                                    (d) is a section 229 beneficiary.
                                                    (3) The application shall:
                                                    (a) contain:
                                                    (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
                                                    (ii) the name and any former name of the applicant;
                                                    (iii) the usual residential address of the applicant that is to be made unavailable for public inspection;
                                                    (iv) an address for correspondence in respect of the application;
                                                    (v) the name and registered number of each company of which the applicant is or has been at any a director, secretary or permanent representative;
                                                    (vi) the service address which is to replace that usual residential address on the register;
                                                    (vii) subject to paragraph (4):
                                                    (A) the date of birth of the applicant;
                                                    (B) the name of each company of which the applicant proposes to become a director;
                                                    (C) where the Registrar has allotted a unique identifier to the applicant, that unique identifier; and
                                                    (b) be accompanied by evidence which:
                                                    (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a) or 2(b), supports the applicant's assertion that his application falls within the grounds stated in his application;
                                                    (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), establishes that the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation;
                                                    (iii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(d), establishes that he is a section 229 beneficiary.
                                                    (4) The application need not contain the information described at paragraph (3)(a)(vii) where the application is delivered to the Registrar on the same day as the applicant delivers a section 229 application.
                                                    (5) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of:
                                                    (a) the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to himself, or a person who lives with him, as a result of the activities of any company of which he is or proposes to become a director or has been at any time a director, secretary or permanent representative; or
                                                    (b) whether the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
                                                    (6) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to the address for correspondence stated in his application, notice of his determination on the section 962 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                    • Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Application

                                                      • 5. 5. Registrar to keep a register of persons eligible for appointment as auditors in the Abu Dhabi Global Market

                                                        In accordance with section 1039, the Registrar shall keep a register of eligible auditors in electronic form in accordance with the following regulations of these Rules.

                                                        • 1. 1. What if a document contains unnecessary material? (Section 948)

                                                          Sometimes companies send the Registrar information that they did not intend to. The Companies Regulations have made provision to address this problem in some circumstances so that the Registrar may be able to remove "unnecessary material" from the register.

                                                          Section 948 of the Companies Regulations defines "unnecessary material" as material that:

                                                          •   is not necessary to fulfil a statutory obligation under the Companies Regulations; and
                                                          •   is not specifically authorised to be delivered to the Registrar.

                                                          The Registrar must be satisfied that the information meets both parts of that definition before he can consider whether or not it can be removed.

                                                          Often information cannot be removed as it does not meet both parts of the definition.

                                                          In cases that do not meet the definition for unnecessary material the company may consider applying to the courts to have it removed.

                                                          Where the information meets the "unnecessary material" definition, the Registrar can deal with it in different ways, depending on whether he can separate it from the rest of the document. If it is separable, the Registrar may then deal with it as explained in Question 7 below.

                                                          It is important to note that whole documents cannot be removed for containing unnecessary material as it only applies to part of the material within a document.

                                                          If the Registrar cannot easily separate the unnecessary material, the document will not meet the requirements of proper delivery. Where this is prior to a document's registration the Registrar will normally reject the document. If this is post registration the document may need to be replaced. This is explained in Question 3 below.

                                                          • 5. Application and interpretation of Part

                                                            (1) This Part imposes requirements as to the form and authentication of documents delivered under these Rules.
                                                            (2) This Part applies to specified documents delivered to the Registrar which relate to a company and this Part shall be construed accordingly. It does not impose requirements on certified or verified copies or translations.
                                                            (3) For a replacement document, Part 6 imposes requirements that are in addition to the requirements imposed by this Part.

                                                        • 12. 12. Application under section 962 to make an address unavailable for public inspection by a company

                                                          (1) A section 962 application may be made to the Registrar by a company in respect of the addresses of:
                                                          (a) all of its members and former members whose addresses were contained in:
                                                          (i) an annual return; or
                                                          (ii) a return of allotment of shares,
                                                          delivered to the Registrar.
                                                          (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the company making the application considers that, as a result of its activities, the availability to members of the public of the addresses described in paragraph (1) creates a serious risk that its members or former members or subscribers, or persons who live at those addresses, will be subjected to violence or intimidation.
                                                          (3) The application shall:
                                                          (a) contain:
                                                          (i) the name of the applicant and its registered number; and
                                                          (ii) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made; and
                                                          (b) be accompanied by evidence:
                                                          (i) which supports the applicant's assertion that its application falls within the grounds stated in its application; or
                                                          (ii) where the court has made an order under section 122(3) (register of members: response to request for inspection or copy) directing the applicant not to comply with a request under section 121 (rights to inspect and require copies), a copy of that order.
                                                          (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to the assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to any of its members or former members or subscribers, or persons who live at the addresses described in paragraph (1), as a result of its activities by virtue of the availability to members of the public of particulars of the addresses of such members or former members or subscribers.
                                                          (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to its registered office notice of his determination on the section 962 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                          • Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Documents in prescribed form delivered under the Companies Regulations

                                                            • 6. 6. What the register is to contain

                                                              (1) The register must contain in relation to an eligible auditor –

                                                                    a) its name and the address of its principal place of business;

                                                                    b) its registered number;

                                                                    c) the address of each of its offices from which it carries out audit work in the Abu Dhabi Global Market;

                                                                    d) information as to how the firm is to be contacted, the primary contact person and, if it has a website, its address;

                                                                    e) the name and business address of each individual responsible for audit work in the Abu Dhabi Global Market on behalf of the firm;

                                                                     f) the name and address of the recognised professional body under whose rules it is eligible for appointment as an auditor and any registration                number which such body has allocated to it;

                                                                     g) in the case of a firm which is a member of a network:

                                                                          i. the name of the network;

                                                                          ii. a list of the names and addresses of the other members of that network and of the affiliates of all the members of that network or a                                reference to the address of a website or any other place where that information is available to the public.

                                                              • 2. 2. Informal correction of documents. (Section 949)

                                                                The Registrar has the power to correct informally a document which is incomplete or internally inconsistent before registering it. Informal correction is only available in respect of the registration of charges. This is because the registration of a charge has significant consequences for the company, particularly in the event of a subsequent liquidation. There are also statutory time constraints on the delivery of charges for registration.

                                                                People who wish to take advantage of this provision must first agree to being contacted and to giving the Registrar whatever instructions are needed to correct a document.

                                                                Where the Registrar receives a document that is incomplete or internally inconsistent, in order to be able to correct it informally he may ask the person who is authorised to correct it to give the appropriate instructions.

                                                                An incomplete document is most likely to have information missing from it that the Registrar can insert once he has made enquiries of and received instructions from the person who delivered it. An example might be where the prescribed details on a charge registration form do not agree with those on the charging instrument itself. For obvious reasons the Registrar will never insert a missing signature.

                                                                An internally inconsistent document is where information contained within the document is inconsistent with other information delivered as part of the filing requirement. The Registrar may ask the person who is authorised to correct it to give the appropriate instructions.

                                                                The Registrar must be satisfied that the person giving the instructions is authorised to do so. This involves setting up a password or code between the Registrar and either the person who delivered the original filing or the person who authenticated it.

                                                                Once the Registrar has corrected the document, he treats it as having been delivered when he made the correction.

                                                                • 6. Application of Chapter

                                                                  This Chapter imposes requirements as to the use of a prescribed form for documents delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations.

                                                                • 7. Prescribed forms

                                                                  (1) Prescribed forms are to be used for documents delivered to the Registrar where so required under the legislative provisions which are referred to on those forms.
                                                                  (2) A list of all prescribed forms can be found [on the website of the Registrar at [insert address]]. [Note to ADGM — depending on timing, will a list of the prescribed forms be on the website in time, or attached as a schedule here? ADGM to update on progress of prescribed forms.]

                                                                • 8. Continuation forms

                                                                  When in the circumstances indicated on a prescribed form the information to be inserted in that prescribed form is to be continued, the information to be continued is to be inserted on the appropriate continuation form as indicated on the website of the Registrar at [insert address].

                                                                • 9. Use of black ink for text inserted in a prescribed form

                                                                  Text inserted in a prescribed form must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.

                                                                • 10. Signature

                                                                  A prescribed form must be signed by the person or persons indicated on the form. The signature must be applied to the prescribed form where indicated on the form.

                                                              • 13. 13. Application under section 962 to make an address unavailable for public inspection by a person who registers a charge

                                                                (1) A section 962 application may be made to the Registrar by a person who:
                                                                (a) has registered a charge under Part 24 of the Act (company charges); and
                                                                (b) is not the company which created the charge or acquired the property subject to a charge,
                                                                in respect of his address delivered to the Registrar for the purposes of that registration.
                                                                (2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the person making the application considers that there is a serious risk that he, or if applicable his employees, or persons who share a residence with him or his employees, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of the company which is, or was, subject to the charge.
                                                                (3) The application shall:
                                                                (a) contain:
                                                                (i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
                                                                (ii) the name of the applicant, and where the applicant is a company, its registered number;
                                                                (iii) the address of the applicant that is to be made unavailable for public inspection;
                                                                (iv) the name and registered number of the company which is or was subject to the charge;
                                                                (v) an address for correspondence with the Registrar in respect of the application;
                                                                (vi) where the applicant is the chargee, the service address which is to replace the address of the applicant on the register; and
                                                                (b) be accompanied by evidence which supports the applicant's assertion that there is a serious risk that he or, if applicable, his employees, or persons who share a residence with him or his employees, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of the company which is or was subject to the charge.
                                                                (4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to the assessment of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to himself or, if applicable, his employees, or persons who share a residence with him or his employees, as a result of the activities of the company which is or was subject to the charge.
                                                                (5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to the address stated in the application in accordance with paragraph (3)(a)(v) notice of his determination on the section 962 application within five working days of that determination being made.

                                                                • Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Non-prescribed form documents delivered under the Companies Regulations

                                                                  • 7. 7. How the register is to be maintained and inspected

                                                                    (1) The Registrar shall be the body responsible for the keeping of the register and making it available for inspection by electronic means.
                                                                    (2) The Registrar shall ensure that the information contained in the register may be inspected in each of the following ways –
                                                                    (a) alphabetically by name of eligible auditor;
                                                                    (b) by reference to registration numbers;
                                                                    (c) by reference to recognised professional bodies; and
                                                                    (d) by business address.

                                                                    • 3. 3. What if I need to replace a document? (Section 950)

                                                                      The Registrar may accept a replacement for a document previously delivered only if the original filed document:

                                                                      •   did not meet the requirements of proper delivery, (e.g. it was not signed); or
                                                                      •   contained unnecessary material.

                                                                      The Registrar must be satisfied that the person delivering the replacement document is the person who delivered the original document or is the company to which the original relates. The replacement document must also comply with the requirements for proper delivery. If you wish to file a replacement document, you must send the replacement document accompanied by Form EDF-RP01. The Registrar needs this so that he can link the replacement document with the original.1

                                                                      In certain circumstances, the court may also order the replacement of a document.


                                                                      1 Note: there is no obvious rationale for the UK failing to accommodate replacements online.

                                                                      • 11. Application of Chapter

                                                                        This Chapter applies to a non-prescribed form document delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations.

                                                                      • 12. White paper and black ink

                                                                        (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a document to which this Chapter applies must be on white paper and the text of the document must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.
                                                                        (2) This rule does not apply to the following documents —

                                                                        Description of document(s) Section of the regulation under which the document is delivered to the Registrar
                                                                        Court order or direction
                                                                        Court order (but not the copy of the court order delivered under section 592 of the Companies Regulations) (reduction of share capital) [•]
                                                                        Direction from the court dispensing with the need for a statement by the creditor [•]
                                                                        Charge documents
                                                                        Instrument by which charge is created or evidenced [•]
                                                                        Deed containing the charge or one of the debentures of the series [•]
                                                                        Copy of the deed containing the charge or of one of the debentures of the series [•]
                                                                        Documents relating to disclosure of addresses
                                                                        Evidence relating to an application under section 229(4) of the Companies Regulations Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations
                                                                        Notification that a person wishes a decision under section 229 to cease to apply Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations
                                                                        Representations as to why a revocation decision should not be made Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations
                                                                        Evidence relating to an application under section 964 of the Companies Regulations Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations
                                                                        (3) A non-prescribed form document submitted to the Registrar must contain the name and registered number of the company to which the document relates, unless it is in the table of documents listed above at paragraph (2).
                                                                        (4) The documents in the table at paragraph (2) should be submitted in their original form, with appropriate certified or verified copies as required by the Companies Regulations.

                                                                      • 13. Signature

                                                                        (1) Subject to paragraph (2), a non-prescribed form document submitted to the Registrar must be signed in a prominent position by a director, secretary or other person authorised by the company (in which case evidence of such authorisation should be presented to the Registrar with the document submitted), save where the Companies Regulations specify a particular signatory.
                                                                        (2) A document which is specified in the following table must be signed by a person or persons specified for that document in the table. The signature must be applied to the document in a prominent position unless otherwise specified in the last column of the table.

                                                                        Description of document Section of the Companies Regulations under which the document is delivered to the Registrar Person or persons who must sign Location of signature
                                                                        Accounts and related documents
                                                                        Copy of balance sheet Section 80(2)(c) Director At end of balance sheet
                                                                        Copy of balance sheet, abbreviated accounts or annual accounts Section 417(1) Director At end of balance sheet
                                                                        Copy of annual accounts Section 444(2) Director At end of balance sheet
                                                                        Interim accounts Section 767(6) Director At end of balance sheet
                                                                        Initial accounts Section 768(7) Director At end of balance sheet
                                                                        Documents relating to disclosure of addresses
                                                                        Notification that a person wishes a decision under section 229 to cease to apply Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations The section 229 beneficiary (as defined in the Address Regulations) or their personal representative In a prominent position on the document
                                                                        Representations from a person who is not a company as to why a revocation decision should not be made Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations The section 229 beneficiary (as defined for the purposes of Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations) or the section 964 beneficiary (as defined in the Address Regulations) In a prominent position on the document
                                                                        Statements by directors
                                                                        Statement by the directors about the solvency statement Section 587(5) All directors or a majority of the directors In a prominent position on the document
                                                                        Rectification of register
                                                                        Objection made by a company Regulation [•] of the Registrar Regulations Director, secretary, person authorised, administrator, administrative receiver, receiver manager, receiver, liquidator In a prominent position on the document
                                                                        Objection made by a person who is not a company Regulation [•] of the Registrar Regulations The person making the objection In a prominent position on the document
                                                                        (3) Notwithstanding the foregoing the following documents are required by the Companies Regulations to be authenticated by particular persons as specified by the Companies Regulations and the Registrar requires that authentication to be by way of signature —
                                                                        (a) Articles of association (delivered to the Registrar under section 6(4)(b) of the Companies Regulations); and
                                                                        (b) Form of resolution (delivered to the Registrar under section 80(2)(a) or section 86(2)(a) of the Companies Regulations).

                                                                      • 14. Print of name of signatory on some documents relating to addresses

                                                                        (1) This rule applies to the following documents delivered to the Registrar under the Address Regulations —
                                                                        (a) Notification that a person wishes a decision under section 229 of the Companies Regulations to cease to apply (delivered under regulation [•]), and
                                                                        (b) Representations from a person who is not a company as to why a revocation decision should not be made (delivered under regulation [•]).
                                                                        (2) The name of the person who signs a document to which this rule applies must be printed on the document. That printed name must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.

                                                                    • 14. 14. Matters relevant to section 962 applications

                                                                      (1) For the purpose of Rules 11, 12 and 13 the Registrar may direct that additional information or evidence should be delivered to him, what such information or evidence should be and how it should be verified.
                                                                      (2) For the purpose of determining any section 962 application the Registrar may accept any answer to a question referred in accordance with Rule 11(5), 12(4) or 13(4) as providing sufficient evidence of:
                                                                      (a) the nature and extent of any risk relevant to:
                                                                      (i) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rules 11(2)(a) or 11(2)(b), the applicant;
                                                                      (ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 12(2), the subscribers or members or former members of an applicant; or
                                                                      (iii) where the grounds of the application are those described in Rule 13(2), where the applicant is an individual, the applicant, or any employees of an applicant,
                                                                      or to persons who share a residence with any of the above individuals or, in the case of members, former members or subscribers, to persons who live at their addresses, or
                                                                      (b) whether an applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.

                                                                      • 8. 8. Obligations of eligible auditors with respect to maintenance of the register

                                                                        (1) Each eligible auditor shall co-operate with the Registrar for the purpose of ensuring that the Registrar enters on the register the information required by these Rules in respect of each person eligible and willing to be appointnted as an auditor in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
                                                                        (2) It is the duty of each eligible auditor to send to the Registrar (in electronic form prescribed by the Registrar from time to time) for entry on the register any changes to that information set out in paragraph 6, including that relating to persons who became eligible for appointment as auditors on or after the date on which it was first filed.
                                                                        (3) It is the duty of each eligible auditor to take reasonable care to ensure that the information sent by it under these Rules is accurate and correct and that, in the case of information required under paragraph (2), it is sent to the Registrar within the period of 10 business days beginning with the day on which the body becomes aware of the relevant change.

                                                                        • 4. What happens to the original document?

                                                                          The Registrar can decide whether or not to remove the original document in these circumstances, and he will judge each case on its individual merits (see Question 7). His decision may depend on whether it serves the public interest better to leave the document on the register or to remove it.

                                                                        • 15. 15. Effect of a successful section 962 application

                                                                          Where a section 962 application has been determined in favour of the applicant the Registrar shall:

                                                                          (a) in the case of an application made under Rules 11(1) or 13(1) make the specified address unavailable for public inspection;
                                                                          (b) in the case of an application under Rule 12(1) make all of the members', former members' or subscribers' addresses unavailable for public inspection.

                                                                          • 9. 9. Duty of Registrar to provide access to the register

                                                                            (1) The Registrar shall provide facilities by which any person may inspect the register by electronic means, at any reasonable time during a business day.
                                                                            (2) Any person inspecting the register through the facilities referred to in paragraph (l) may require a copy of any entry on the register relating to a particular individual or firm.
                                                                            (3) The Registrar providing the facilities referred to in paragraph (l) may charge a person not exceeding US$100 for a copy of an entry on the register.

                                                                            • 5. What is annotation of the register? (Section 955)

                                                                              The Registrar must annotate the register in certain circumstances so that searchers of the register are aware of what he has done, when and why. When annotating the register, the Registrar must annotate the register to record:

                                                                              •   the date an original document was delivered;
                                                                              •   the nature and date of a correction if he has informally corrected a document under section 949 of the Companies Regulations;
                                                                              •   the date of the replacement of a document and the fact that it has been replaced;
                                                                              •   the date and under what power he removed any material, and a description of the material;
                                                                              •   the nature and date of rectification of a document under section 795 of the Companies Regulations; and
                                                                              •   the date of the replacement of a document and the fact that it has been replaced under section 796 of the Companies Regulations.

                                                                              The Registrar may also annotate the register if he considers that information on it is misleading or confusing. He may use this power, for example, where a statement of capital received from a company shows a different figure to that held by the Registrar. The Registrar may also remove an annotation if it no longer serves a useful purpose.

                                                                            • 10. 10. Annual renewal of recognition as eligible auditor

                                                                              (1) Each eligible auditor shall send to the Registrar each year (in electronic form prescribed by the Registrar from time to time) an application for renewal of recognition as an eligible auditor.
                                                                              (2) Each person applying for renewal of recognition as an eligible auditor pursuant to these Rules shall provide such other information as the Registrar may require to demonstrate such applicant's continued eligibility and suitability to be an eligible auditor.
                                                                              (3) Each eligible auditors shall pay the prescribed renewal fee of US$1,200 (or such other amount as may be set by the Registrar from time to time).

                                                                              • 6. What can the Registrar do about inconsistency on the register? (Section 968)

                                                                                If the Registrar considers that information in a document delivered to him appears to be inconsistent with other information on the register, he must accept it, but he can then take steps to resolve the inconsistency.

                                                                                Initially, he may write to the company asking it to resolve the inconsistency by filing another document to correct the register. If they do not comply with this initial request, the Registrar has the power to issue a formal notice of inconsistency to them. This formal notice will:

                                                                                •   state how the information contained in the document appears to be inconsistent with other information on the register; and
                                                                                •   require them to deliver to the Registrar an additional document required to resolve the inconsistency within 14 days of the issue of a notice.

                                                                                He may also annotate the register to show that there is an inconsistency.

                                                                                If the company fails to comply with the notice, it and every officer of it who is in default, is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction to a fine.

                                                                              • 11. 11. Removal from register of eligible auditors

                                                                                (1) In the circumstances specified below the Registrar may remove an individual or a firm from the register of eligible auditors.
                                                                                (2) An eligible auditor may be removed by the Registrar on the following grounds —
                                                                                (a) where the eligible auditor is convicted of a criminal offence in the United Arab Emirates, or the jurisdiction of the relevant professional body (if any) under whose rules it is eligible for appointment as an auditor;
                                                                                (b) where the eligible auditor fails to submit an annual renewal application or pay the prescribed renewal fee in accordance with the terms of Rule 10;
                                                                                (c) the Registrar is satisfied that he has been persistently in default in relation to provisions of any law or regulation in the Abu Dhabi Global Market applicable to auditors; or
                                                                                (d) the Registrar is satisfied that his conduct makes him unfit to be concerned in the performance of audit work in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
                                                                                (3) If the Registrar proposes to remove an eligible auditor, it must give him a warning notice which must —
                                                                                (a) state the action which the Registrar proposes to take;
                                                                                (b) be in writing;
                                                                                (c) give reasons for the proposed action; and
                                                                                (d) specify a reasonable period (which may not be less than 14 days) within which the person to whom it is given may make representations to the Registrar.
                                                                                (4) The Registrar must then decide, within a reasonable period, whether to give the eligible auditor receiving the warning notice a removal notice which must —
                                                                                (a) be issued without delay;
                                                                                (b) be in writing; and
                                                                                (c) state the reasons of the Registrar for the decision to take the action to which the notice relates.
                                                                                (5) Upon issuance of a removal notice, the individual or firm will be removed from the register of eligible auditors.

                                                                                • 7. What can be administratively removed from the register? (Section 969)

                                                                                  The Registrar can administratively remove from the register:

                                                                                  •   unnecessary material; and
                                                                                  •   material derived from a document that has been replaced because it was not properly delivered or was replaced following of an inconsistency notice.

                                                                                  The Registrar cannot remove from the register anything he had to accept, or material whose registration has had legal consequences in relation to the company as regards:

                                                                                  •   its formation;
                                                                                  •   a change of name;
                                                                                  •   its re-registration;
                                                                                  •   a reduction of capital;
                                                                                  •   a change of registered office;
                                                                                  •   the registration of a charge; or
                                                                                  •   its dissolution.

                                                                                  The Registrar also cannot administratively remove from the register a person's registered service address. Directors, secretaries and others must have such addresses.

                                                                                • 8. Will the company be informed before any material is removed from its record?

                                                                                  Yes, unless the removal is at the request of the company. On or before removing any material, the Registrar will give notice to either:

                                                                                  •   the person who delivered the material, (if he knows that person's identity, name and address); or
                                                                                  •   the company to which the material relates (if notice cannot be given to the person who delivered the material and the identity of the company is known).

                                                                                  The notice must state the date it is issued; what material is to be, or has been, removed and on what grounds.

                                                                                • 9. What is rectification of the register? (Section 970 and Companies Regulations (Applications for Striking-Off, Register Annotations and Rectifications) Rules 2015)

                                                                                  This is another power allowing the Registrar to remove material from the register in certain circumstances. This only relates to certain material specified in the Companies Regulations (Applications for Striking-Off, Register Annotations and Rectifications) Rules 2015, and only enables the material to be removed if it:

                                                                                  •   derives from anything invalid or ineffective, or was done without the authority of the company; or
                                                                                  •   is factually inaccurate or is derived from something that is factually inaccurate or forged.

                                                                                  The powers are not always limited to removing false documents and can allow the Registrar to remove certain documents or information derived from them which are factually inaccurate. An example of this might include forms containing an error of fact, such as the wrong date of birth for a person.

                                                                                  However, due to the legal status of the registered office address, only the company itself can apply to the Registrar for rectification of a change to its registered office.

                                                                                • 10. How do I apply?

                                                                                  Details about how to apply are set out in the Registrar's rules.

                                                                                • 11. What material does the Registrar's rectification process apply to?

                                                                                  Details of what material the Registrar's rectification process applies to are set out in the Registrar's rules.

                                                                                • 12. Rectification of the register under court order (Sections 971 and 972)

                                                                                  The Registrar must remove from the register any material:

                                                                                  •   that derives from anything that the court has declared to be invalid or ineffective, or to have been done without the authority of the company; or
                                                                                  •   that a court declares to be factually inaccurate, or to be derived from something factually inaccurate, or forged,

                                                                                  and that that the court directs to be removed from the register.

                                                                                  The court order must specify what the Registrar must remove from the register and indicate where on the register it is. The court can only order the removal of material whose registration had legal consequences for the company if it is satisfied that:

                                                                                  •   the presence of the material has caused, or may cause, damage to the company; and
                                                                                  •   the company's interest in removing the material outweighs the interest of any other person in the material continuing to appear on the register.

                                                                                  For a list of the material whose registration had legal consequences see Chapter 2, Question 7.

                                                                                  The court can direct the removal a person's registered service address for the purposes of section 1001 of the Companies Regulations.

                                                                                  The court may also direct that:

                                                                                  •   the Registrar must remove any note on the register which relates to the material which is the subject of the order;
                                                                                  •   the Registrar shall not make available for public inspection the order itself;
                                                                                  •   the Registrar shall make no note on the register as a result of the order; and
                                                                                  •   any such note is restricted to the matters specified by the court.

                                                                                  The court may only make such directions if it is satisfied that:

                                                                                  •   the presence of the note or an unrestricted note or the availability for public inspection of the court order may cause damage to the company; and
                                                                                  •   the company's interest in non-disclosure outweighs the interests of any other person in disclosure.

                                                                                • 13. Supplemental Filing — correcting inaccuracies on the register

                                                                                  In certain circumstances companies may be able to submit another form (known as a 'Supplemental Filing') in order to correct inaccuracies that had been submitted on a form that had been delivered previously to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations.

                                                                                  For example, where an incorrect date of allotment had been previously provided in a 'Return of allotment of shares' (form EDF-SC01), then a Supplemental Filing can be delivered to the Registrar restating all of the information previously provided but with the correct date of allotment.

                                                                                  The Supplemental Filing is placed on the register updating the register but the original form will remain there too. A 'Supplemental Filing' of a form may only be filed if the original form had been properly delivered and registered, and inaccuracies appear in the registered material. For each Supplemental Filing a EDF-RP07 will need to be submitted for company forms.

                                                                                  You can submit a 'Supplemental Filing' for the following form types:

                                                                                  •   EDF-DS01 — Appointment of director, corporate director, secretary or corporate secretary, termination of appointment of director or secretary;
                                                                                  •   EDF-DS02 — Change of director's, corporate director's, secretary's or corporate secretary's details;
                                                                                  •   EDF-SC01 — Return of allotment of shares; and
                                                                                  •   AR-AR01 — Annual Return.

                                                • 4. 4. Rectification of the register on application

                                                  (1) On application under this rule (but not if there is a valid objection to the application), the Registrar shall remove from the register any relevant material that —
                                                  (a) derives from anything invalid or ineffective or that was done without the authority of the company to which the material relates, or
                                                  (b) is factually inaccurate, or is derived from something that is factually inaccurate or forged.
                                                  (2) An application to the Registrar for the removal from the register of material that was included in a prescribed form required under section 75 of the Companies Regulations (change of address of registered office), or of material that is derived from material that was included in such a form, may be made only by the company to which the material relates.
                                                  (3) An application to the Registrar for the removal from the register of relevant material other than material referred to in paragraph (2) may be made by (and only by) —
                                                  (a) the person by whom the relevant company form was delivered to the Registrar;
                                                  (b) the company to which the material relates; or
                                                  (c) any other person to whom the material relates.

                                                  • PART 4 PART 4 MATTERS RELATING TO APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 229 AND UNDER SECTION 962

                                                    • PART 4 PART 4 CERTIFIED COPIES AND VERIFIED COPIES

                                                      • SCHEDULE 2 SCHEDULE 2 DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE REGISTRAR USING ELECTRONIC FILING

                                                        1. Form 2. Name of form 3 Legislative provision authorizing or requiring delivery
                                                        INC-01 Reservation of company name Section 47
                                                        INC-02 Application to register a company Section 6
                                                        AF- AA01 Filing of annual accounts Section 415
                                                        AR-AR01 Annual Return Section 778
                                                        EDF-N01 Notice of change of name by special resolution Section 66(1)
                                                        EDF-N02 Notice of change of name by conditional resolution Section 66(2)
                                                        EDF-N03 Notice confirming satisfaction of the conditional resolution for change of name Section 66(3)
                                                        EDF-N04 Notice of change of name by means provided for in the articles Section 67
                                                        EDF-C01 Notice of amendment of articles Section 24
                                                        EDF-C02 Notice of existence of entrenched provisions of the articles and restriction on the amendment of articles Section 21(1)
                                                        EDF-C03 Notice of removal of restriction on the company's articles Section 21(2)
                                                        EDF-C05 Notice of change of constitution by order of court or other authority Section 31
                                                        EDF-RO01 Notice of change of registered office address Section 75
                                                        EDF-CR01 Notice of Single Alternative Inspection Location (SAIL) Section 996
                                                        EDF-CR02 Change of location of the company records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL) Section 996
                                                        EDF-CR03 Change of location of the company records to the registered office Section 996
                                                        EDF-DS01 Appointment and Cessation of Directors and Secretary Sections 157 and 293
                                                        EDF-DS02 Change of details of director and secretary Section 157 and 293
                                                        EDF-A01 Change of accounting reference date Section 381
                                                        EDF-A03 Notice of resolution removing auditor from office Section 481
                                                        EDF-SC01 Notice of allotment of shares Section 514
                                                        EDF-SC02 Notice of consolidation, sub-division, redemption of shares Sections 569 and 628
                                                        EDF-SC03 Return of purchase of own shares Section 647
                                                        EDF-SC04 Notice of sale or transfer of treasury shares Section 669
                                                        EDF-SC05 Notice of cancellation of treasury shares Section 648
                                                        EDF-SC06 Notice of cancellation of shares Section 671
                                                        EDF-SC07 Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company Section 603
                                                        EDF-SC08 Notice of name or other designation of class of shares Section 577
                                                        EDF-SC09 Return of allotment by an unlimited company allotting a new class of shares Section 515
                                                        EDF-SC10 Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares Section 578
                                                        EDF-SC11 Notice of new class of members Section 579
                                                        EDF-SC12 Notice of particulars of variation of class rights Section 581
                                                        EDF-SC13 Notice of name or other designation of class of members Section 580
                                                        EDF-SC14 Notice of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital Section 664
                                                        EDF-SC15 Statement of Capital N/A
                                                        EDF-TC01 Application for trading certificate for a public company Section 700
                                                        EDF-RR01 Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company Section 78
                                                        EDF-RR02 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company Section 84
                                                        EDF-RR03 Notice of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration Section 83
                                                        EDF-RR04 Application by a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company Section 87
                                                        EDF-RR05 Application by an unlimited company for re-registration as a private limited company Section 90
                                                        EDF-RR06 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private unlimited company Section 94
                                                        EDF-RR07 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company following a court order reducing capital Section 592
                                                        EDF-RR08 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a cancellation of shares Section 604
                                                        EDF-RR09 Application by a restricted scope company for re-registration as a non-restricted scope company Section 96
                                                        EDF-RRA01 Form of assent for re-registration of public company as private and unlimited Section 94(2)
                                                        EDF-RRA02 Form of assent for re-registration of private limited company as unlimited Section 87(2)
                                                        EDF-RP01 Replacement of document not meeting requirements for proper delivery Section 950
                                                        EDF-RP02 Application for rectification by the Registrar of Companies Section 970
                                                        EDF-RP04 Notice of an objection to a request for the Registrar of Companies to rectify the Register Section 970
                                                        EDF-RP05 Correction of a director's date of birth Section 970
                                                        EDF-RT01 Application for administrative restoration to the Court Section 889
                                                        EDF-SD01 Striking off application by a company Section 867
                                                        EDF-SD02 Withdrawal of striking off application by company Section 874

                                                        • SCHEDULE 1 SCHEDULE 1 DEFINITIONS

                                                          "auditor" means a person appointed as auditor under Part 15 of the Companies Regulations and the expressions "audit" and "audit work" are to be construed accordingly;

                                                          "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015;

                                                          "company" has the meaning given to it in the Companies Regulations;

                                                          "recognised professional body" has the meaning given to it by section 1032; and

                                                          "working day" has the meaning given to it by section 1028.

                                                          • Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Other Registrar's powers

                                                            • 16. 16. Appeals

                                                              (1) An applicant who has received notice under Rule 7(5), 8(5), 9(5), 11(6), 12(5) or 13(5) that his application has been unsuccessful may appeal to the Registrar on the grounds that the decision:
                                                              (a) is unlawful;
                                                              (b) is irrational or unreasonable;
                                                              (c) has been made on the basis of a procedural impropriety or otherwise contravenes the rules of natural justice.
                                                              (2) No appeal under this Rule may be brought unless the leave of the Registrar has been obtained.
                                                              (3) An applicant must bring an appeal within 21 days of the date of the notice or, with the Registrar's permission, after the end of such period, but only if the Registrar is satisfied:
                                                              (a) where permission is sought before the end of that period, that there is good reason for the applicant being unable to bring the appeal in time; or
                                                              (b) where permission is sought after that time, that there was a good reason for the applicant's failure to bring the appeal in time and for any delay in applying for permission.
                                                              (4) The Registrar determining an appeal may:
                                                              (a) dismiss the appeal; or
                                                              (b) quash the decision.

                                                              • 15. 15. Application of Part 4

                                                                This Chapter applies to a certified copy or verified copy of an instrument or debenture delivered to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations.

                                                                • 1. How long does the Registrar keep documents? (Section 957)

                                                                  The originals of documents delivered to the Registrar in hard copy form may, at the sole discretion of the Registrar, be destroyed (provided the information contained in them has been recorded) or returned to the party who delivered them to the Registrar.

                                                                  Where the Registrar receives a document electronically, he does not have to keep the original document, as long as the information contained in them has been recorded.

                                                                • 17. 17. Duration of a section 229 decision or a section 962 decision

                                                                  (1) A section 229 decision shall continue to have effect until:
                                                                  (a) either:
                                                                  (i) the section 229 beneficiary; or
                                                                  (ii) his personal representative,
                                                                  has notified the Registrar in writing that he wishes the section 229 decision to cease to apply; or
                                                                  (b) the Registrar has made a revocation decision in relation to that beneficiary,

                                                                  whichever first occurs.
                                                                  (2) A section 962 decision shall continue to have effect until the Registrar has made a revocation decision in relation to the section 962 beneficiary.

                                                                  • 16. 16. Requirements as to certification or verification

                                                                    (1) The certification or verification of a copy document which are required to be submitted to the Registrar under the Companies Regulations must be given —
                                                                    (a) (for a copy of an instrument creating or effecting a charge under Part 24 of the Companies Regulations) by a director, secretary, or duly appointed legal counsel of a person with an interest in the charge; and
                                                                    (b) (for any other copy document) by a director, secretary, permanent representative, administrator, administrative receiver, receiver manager, receiver, liquidator or duly appointed legal counsel of the company to which the copy relates.
                                                                    (2) The person giving the certificate or verification must sign at the end of the certificate or verification.

                                                                    • 2. What about dissolved companies? (Section 958)

                                                                      Once a company has been dissolved for 2 years, the Registrar may direct that records relating to it may be removed to such place as is directed by the Board, or otherwise destroyed.

                                                                    • 18. 18. Revocation of a section 229 decision or a section 962 decision

                                                                      (1) The Registrar may revoke a section 229 decision or a section 962 decision at any time if he is satisfied that the section 229 beneficiary or section 962 beneficiary, as the case may be, or any other person, in purported compliance with any provision of these Rules, is found guilty of an offence under section 984 (general false statement offence) ("a revocation decision").
                                                                      (2) If the Registrar proposes to make a revocation decision he shall send the beneficiary notice of his intention.
                                                                      (3) The notice must:
                                                                      (a) inform the beneficiary that he may, within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the notice, deliver representations in writing to the Registrar; and
                                                                      (b) state that if representations are not received by the Registrar within that period, the revocation decision will be made at the expiry of that period.
                                                                      (4) If within the period specified in paragraph (3) the beneficiary delivers representations as to why the revocation decision should not be made, the Registrar shall have regard to the representations in determining whether to make the revocation decision, and shall, within five working days of making his decision, send notice of it to the beneficiary.
                                                                      (5) Any communication by the Registrar in respect of a revocation decision or proposed revocation decision shall be sent to the beneficiary:
                                                                      (a) in the case of an individual, to his usual residential address;
                                                                      (b) in the case of a company, to its registered office; or
                                                                      (c) in the case of a partnership, to the address specified in its section 962 application.

                                                                      • 17. 17. White paper and black ink

                                                                        A copy document to which this Chapter applies must be on white paper and in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.

                                                                        • 3. Filing of translations (Section 981)

                                                                          In some cases, companies are required to deliver translations of documents that they are delivering or have previously delivered to the Registrar.

                                                                          If you are required to file a translation you must send the translation accompanied by Form EDF-VT01. The Registrar needs this so that he can link the translated version of the document with the original. If you want to see full details of the Registrar's rules regarding filing translations, please visit our website www.adgm.com.

                                                                        • 4. Transliteration of names and addresses

                                                                          Names and addresses in documents delivered to the Registrar (of both individuals and companies) must only consist of permitted characters and symbols as specified in the Schedule 1 of the Companies Regulations (Business Names) Rule 2015 and (where applicable) their lower case equivalents.

                                                                        • 5. Certification of documents

                                                                          Where a document delivered to the Registrar has to be certified as an accurate translation, or as a correct copy, the Registrar has made rules on who is able to certify documents. If you want to see full details of the Registrar rules on certification, please refer to www.adgm.com.

                                                          • 5. 5. Applications to rectify: further requirements, objections and notices to be issued by the Registrar

                                                            (1) An application to the Registrar under rule 4 must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of section 970(3) of the Companies Regulations —
                                                            (a) state the applicant's name and address;
                                                            (b) where the application is an application referred to in rule 4(2), confirm that the applicant is the company to which the relevant material in the application relates;
                                                            (c) in any other case, state whether the applicant is a person mentioned in rule 4(3)(a), a person mentioned in rule 4(3)(b) or a person mentioned in rule 4(3)(c); and
                                                            (d) state whether the relevant material which is the subject of the application —
                                                            (i) derives from anything invalid or ineffective;
                                                            (ii) derives from anything that was done without the authority of the company to which the material relates;
                                                            (iii) is factually inaccurate or is derived from something that is factually inaccurate; or
                                                            (iv) is derived from something that is forged.
                                                            (2) Where the application is an application referred to in rule 4(2), the Registrar must give notice of the application to —
                                                            (a) the person who delivered the standard form mentioned in that rule to the Registrar (but only if the Registrar knows the identity and name and address of that person);
                                                            (b) every person who (to the Registrar's knowledge) was a director or secretary of the company at the time when the application was delivered to the Registrar; and
                                                            (c) the company at the address of its registered office.
                                                            (3) Where the material which is the subject of the application is not an application referred to in rule 4(2), the Registrar must give notice of the application to —
                                                            (a) every person mentioned in rule 4(3) whose identity and name and address the Registrar knows (other than the applicant); and
                                                            (b) every person who (to the Registrar's knowledge) was a director or secretary of the company at the time when the application was delivered to the Registrar.
                                                            (4) The notice given by the Registrar under paragraph (2) or (3) shall —
                                                            (a) state the name and registered number of the company to which the material relates;
                                                            (b) specify what is to be removed from the register and indicate where on the register it is;
                                                            (c) state the information provided to the Registrar under paragraph (1)(d);
                                                            (d) state the date on which the notice is issued;
                                                            (e) give particulars of the recipient's right to object to the application and the requirements applying to that right under paragraphs (6) and (7);
                                                            (f) explain the effect of paragraph (9); and
                                                            (g) explain the effect of rule 4(1) and of section 972(4) of the Companies Regulations.
                                                            (5) An objection to an application under rule 4 may be made to the Registrar by any person.
                                                            (6) An objection must be made by giving notice in writing to the Registrar, and the notice must state the name and address of the person making the objection and identify the application to which the objection relates.
                                                            (7) A person to whom notice of an application was given under paragraph (2) or (3) and who wishes to object to the application must do so before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which that notice was issued (as stated in the notice).
                                                            (8) The Registrar must not take account of an objection made by any other person after the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the notices under paragraph (2) or (3) were issued.
                                                            (9) If a valid objection is made to the application, the Registrar must reject the application.
                                                            (10) When a valid objection is made, the Registrar must also —
                                                            (a) send an acknowledgment of receipt to the person who made the objection;
                                                            (b) notify the applicant of the fact that an objection has been made; and
                                                            (c) notify every other person to whom the Registrar gave notice under paragraph (2) or (3) (but not the person who made the objection or any other person who has made an objection).
                                                            (11) If no valid objection is made, the Registrar shall —
                                                            (a) rectify the register as per the application; and
                                                            (b) notify the applicant of that fact.

                                                            • SCHEDULE 1 SCHEDULE 1 DEFINITIONS

                                                              "auditor" means a person appointed as auditor under Part 15 of the Companies Regulations and the expressions "audit" and "audit work" are to be construed accordingly;

                                                              "Companies Regulations" means the Companies Regulations 2015;

                                                              "company" has the meaning given to it by section 1 of the Companies Regulations;

                                                              "non-ADGM company" has the meaning given to it by section 1028 of the Companies Regulations;

                                                              "personal representative" means the executor, original or by representation, or administrator for the time being of a deceased person;

                                                              "public authority" has the meaning given to it by section 229;

                                                              "recognised professional body" has the meaning given to it by section 1039;

                                                              "relevant organisation" means any law enforcement agency in the United Arab Emirates;

                                                              "revocation decision" in relation to a section 229 decision or a section 962 decision means a determination by the Registrar to revoke that decision in accordance with Rule 18;

                                                              "section 229 beneficiary" means (a) an individual who has made a section 229 application in respect of which a section 229 decision has been made; or (b) an individual on whose behalf a company or a subscriber to a memorandum of association has made a section 229 application in respect of which a section 229 decision has been made;

                                                              "section 229 decision" means a determination by the Registrar on a section 229 application in favour of the applicant;

                                                              "specified address" means the address specified in the application as being the one to be made unavailable for public inspection;

                                                              "working day" has the meaning given to it by section 1035.

                                                              • PART 5 PART 5 TRANSLATIONS

                                                                • Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Quality of documents

                                                                  • Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Interpretation provisions

                                                                    • 1. 1. What happens to the documents I send to the Registrar?

                                                                      We scan the documents and forms you deliver to us to produce an electronic image. We then store the original paper documents and use the electronic image as the working document.

                                                                      When a customer searches a record, they see the electronic image reproduced online. So it is important not only that the original is legible, but that it can also produce a clear copy.

                                                                      This Chapter sets out some guidelines to follow when preparing a document for filing with the Registrar.

                                                                      • 18. Definitions

                                                                        In this Part "translation" means a translation into English.

                                                                    • Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Certification of a translation

                                                                      • 2. 2. How should I set out documents?

                                                                        Documents filed electronically

                                                                        Documents filed electronically must comply with the specifications set out by the Registrar in any rules on electronic filing which are released by it.

                                                                        Paper documents

                                                                        Generally, every paper document sent to the Registrar must state in a prominent position the registered name and number of the company. There are a few exceptions to this rule, which are set out in the published Registrar's rules.

                                                                        Paper documents should be on A4 size, plain white paper with a matt finish. The text should be black, clear, legible and of uniform density. Letters and numbers must be clear and legible so that we can make an acceptable copy of the document. The following guidelines may help:

                                                                        When you fill in a form please:

                                                                        •   use black ink or black type;
                                                                        •   use bold lettering (some elegant thin typefaces and pens give poor quality copies);
                                                                        •   don't send a carbon copy;
                                                                        •   don't use a dot matrix printer; and
                                                                        •   remember — photocopies can result in a grey shade that will not scan well.

                                                                        When you complete other documents, please remember:

                                                                        •   the points already made relating to completing forms;
                                                                        •   to use A4 size paper with a good margin;
                                                                        •   to supply them in portrait format (that is with the shorter edge across the top); and
                                                                        •   to include the registered number and name on the first page.

                                                                        • 19. Requirements as to certification of translation of a document

                                                                          (1) The certification of a translation as accurate must be given —
                                                                          (a) (for a translation of an instrument creating or effecting a charge under Part 24 of the Companies Regulations) by a director, secretary, or duly appointed legal counsel legal counsel of the person with an interest in the charge; and
                                                                          (b) (for any other translation) by a director, secretary, permanent representative, administrator, administrative receiver, receiver manager, receiver, liquidator or duly appointed legal counsel of the company to which the translation relates.
                                                                          (2) The certificate must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.
                                                                          (3) The person giving the certificate must sign at the end of the certificate.
                                                                          (4) A translation must be on white paper and the text of the translation must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.

                                                                      • 3. Where can I find out more about this?

                                                                        For further guidance on print requirements please visit our website or email your enquiry or telephone +971 2 3338888.

                                                                • SCHEDULE 1 SCHEDULE 1 DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL INTERPRETATION

                                                                  "company" has the meaning given to it in the Companies Regulations;

                                                                  "prescribed form" means a document in the form prescribed as listed on the website of the Registrar at the following address www.adgm.com;

                                                                  "required" means required by rules made by the Registrar under section 989 of the Companies Regulations;

                                                                  "relevant company form" means —

                                                                  (a) a standard form required for giving notice under section 75 (change of address of registered office), section 157 (changes relating to directors) or section 293 (changes relating to secretaries) of the Companies Regulations, or
                                                                  (b) so much of a standard form required for delivering an application under section 9 of the Companies Regulations (application for registration of a company) as is required for the statement of a company's proposed officers referred to in section 6(3)(c);

                                                                  "relevant material" means material on the register that was included in, or is derived from material that was included in, a relevant company form delivered to the Registrar by any person; and

                                                                  "valid objection" means —

                                                                  (a) an objection made in accordance with rule 5(6) and (7) by a person to whom notice of the application was given under rule 5(2) or (3), or
                                                                  (b) an objection made in accordance with rule 5(6) by any other person which is not an objection that the Registrar is prevented from taking into account under rule 5(8).

                                                                  • SCHEDULE 2 SCHEDULE 2 CONDITIONS FOR PERMITTED DISCLOSURE

                                                                    • PART 6 PART 6 REPLACEMENT DOCUMENTS

                                                                      • Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Further Information

                                                                        • Part 1 Part 1 Disclosure to Specified Public Authorities

                                                                          1.1 Paragraphs 1.2 and 1.3 set out the conditions specified for the disclosure of protected information by the Registrar to a specified public authority.
                                                                          1.2 The specified public authority has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it intends to use the protected information only for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out by that specified public authority of a public function ("the permitted purpose").
                                                                          1.3 The specified public authority has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it will, where it supplies a copy of the protected information to a processor for the purpose of processing the information for use in respect of the permitted purpose:
                                                                          (i) ensure that the processor is one who carries on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
                                                                          (ii) require that the information is not transmitted outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market by the processor; and
                                                                          (iii) require that the processor does not disclose the information except to the specified public authority or an employee of the specified public authority.

                                                                          • 20. 20. Requirements applicable to a replacement document

                                                                            A replacement document must comply with the following —

                                                                            (a) the requirements in Part 2 (manner of delivery and receipt),
                                                                            (b) the requirements in Parts 3, 4 and 5 (as the case may be) that are applicable to that document, and
                                                                            (c) the requirements in the other paragraphs of this Part 6 (replacement covering form).

                                                                            • 1. How do I deliver information to the Registrar?

                                                                              For full details of all the ways of delivering documents to the Registrar, electronically or on paper, please refer to the Registrar's rules which appear on our website. The safest and most secure way to deliver statutory information to the Registrar, once available, will be to use our electronic filing services online. For more information and registration details please visit www.adgm.com.

                                                                              If you are delivering documents by post or courier and would like a receipt, the Registrar's office will provide an acknowledgement if you enclose a copy of your covering letter with a pre-paid addressed return envelope. We will stamp the copy of your covering letter with the date of receipt and return it to you in the envelope provided.

                                                                              Please note: an acknowledgement of receipt does not mean that a document has been accepted for registration with the Registrar.

                                                                              Please note: the Registrar does not accept any statutory documents by fax, pdf (except for electronically filed certified copies of charge instruments) or by email.

                                                                            • Part 2 Part 2 Disclosure to a Credit Reference Agency

                                                                              1.4 Paragraphs 1.5 to 1.9 set out the conditions specified for the disclosure of protected information by the Registrar to a credit reference agency.
                                                                              1.5 The credit reference agency:
                                                                              (i) is carrying on in the Abu Dhabi Global Market a business comprising the furnishing of information relevant to the financial standing of individuals, being information collected by the agency for that purpose;
                                                                              (ii) maintains appropriate procedures:

                                                                              to ensure that an independent person can investigate and audit the measures maintained by the agency for the purposes of ensuring the security of any protected information disclosed to that agency; and

                                                                              for the purposes of ensuring that it complies with its obligations under the with its obligations under data protection legislation;
                                                                              (iii) has not been found guilty of an offence under section 987 (general false statement offence).
                                                                              1.6 The credit reference agency has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it intends to use the protected information only for the purposes of:
                                                                              (i) providing an assessment of the financial standing of a person;
                                                                              (ii) meeting any obligations contained in any legislation of another State on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing;
                                                                              (iii) conducting conflict of interest checks required or made necessary by any enactment;
                                                                              (iv) the provision of protected information to:
                                                                              a public authority specified in Schedule 1 which has satisfied the requirements of paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Schedule; or

                                                                              a credit reference agency which has satisfied the requirements of this Part of this Schedule; or
                                                                              (v) conducting checks for the prevention and detection of crime and fraud.
                                                                              1.7 The credit reference agency has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it intends to take delivery of and to use the protected information only in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
                                                                              1.8 The credit reference agency has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it will, where it supplies a copy of the protected information to a processor for the purpose of processing the information for use in respect of the purposes referred to in paragraph 1.6:
                                                                              (i) ensure that the processor is one who carries on business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market;
                                                                              (ii) require that the information is not transmitted outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market by the processor; and
                                                                              (iii) require that the processor does not disclose the information except to the credit reference agency or an employee of the credit reference agency.
                                                                              1.9 The credit reference agency has delivered to the Registrar a statement that it meets the conditions in paragraph 1.6 above.

                                                                              • 21. 21. Replacement covering form

                                                                                (1) A replacement document must be accompanied by the following information —
                                                                                (a) a description of the original document to which the replacement relates, and
                                                                                (b) the date of registration of that original document by the Registrar.
                                                                                (2) That information must be delivered to the Registrar in a replacement covering form [RP01], as set out on the website of the Registrar.
                                                                                (3) A replacement covering form must be on paper that complies with the following requirements —

                                                                                Size A4
                                                                                Colour White
                                                                                Orientation Portrait (Shorter edge across the top)
                                                                                (4) Text inserted in a replacement covering form must be in black typescript or handwritten in black ink.
                                                                                (5) A replacement covering form must contain the name and registered number of the company or other body to which the form relates except that the requirement for registered number does not apply to such a form which relates to an unregistered company. The name and registered number must be inserted in black typescript or handwritten in black ink in the name and number boxes on the replacement covering form.
                                                                                (6) A replacement covering form must be signed by one of the persons indicated on that form. The signature must be applied to the replacement covering form where indicated on the form.

                                                                                • 2. Do I have to pay to file documents with the Registrar?

                                                                                  You do not have to pay a fee for many of the documents that you have to send to the Registrar, but some do require a fee and we will not accept them for registration without it. For full details you should refer to www.adgm.com.

                                                                                • Part 3 Part 3 Interpretation of this Schedule

                                                                                  1.10
                                                                                  (a) In this Schedule:

                                                                                  "processor" means any person who provides a service which consists of putting information into data form or processing information in data form and any reference to a processor includes a reference to his employees; and

                                                                                  "public function" includes:
                                                                                  (i) any function conferred by or in accordance with any provision contained in any enactment;
                                                                                  (ii) any similar function conferred on persons by or under provisions having effect as part of the law of a country or territory outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and
                                                                                  (iii) any function exercisable in relation to the investigation of any criminal offence or for the purpose of any criminal proceedings.
                                                                                  (b) In this Schedule any reference to:
                                                                                  (i) an employee of any person who has access to protected information shall be deemed to include any person working or providing services for the purposes of that person or employed by or on behalf of, or working for, any person who is so working or who is supplying such a service; and
                                                                                  (ii) the disclosure for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out of a public function includes disclosure in relation to, and for the purpose of, any proceedings whether civil, criminal or disciplinary in which the specified public authority engages while carrying out its public functions.

                                                                                  • 3. Can I file documents in other languages?

                                                                                    The Companies Regulations require that you deliver documents to the Registrar in English. In very limited circumstances companies can deliver the following documents in languages other than English if the document is accompanied by a certified translation into English:

                                                                                    •   agreements required to be forwarded to the Registrar under Chapter 3 of Part 3 of the Companies Regulations;
                                                                                    •   documents required to be delivered under section 390(2)(f) of the Companies Regulations (company included in accounts of larger group: required to deliver copy of group accounts);
                                                                                    •   certified copies delivered under Part 24 (company charges); and
                                                                                    •   any other documents specified in the rules made by the Board.

                                                                                  • 4. Where do I get forms?

                                                                                    All statutory forms and guides are available, free of charge from the Registrar. The quickest way to get them is on our website or by telephoning + 971 2 3338888.

                                                                                    HOW TO CONTACT US

                                                                                    Address:

                                                                                    The Registrar of Companies

                                                                                    Abu Dhabi Global Market Building,

                                                                                    3rd Floor, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square,

                                                                                    Al Maryah Island,

                                                                                    P.O. Box 111999

                                                                                    Abu Dhabi, UAE

                                                                                    Telephone:

                                                                                    +971 2 3338888

                                                                                    Email:

                                                                                    rb@adgm.com

                                                                      • SCHEDULE 1 DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL INTERPRETATION

                                                                        “company” has the meaning given to it in the Companies Regulations;

                                                                        “non-prescribed form document” means a document or part of a document which is not required by these rules to be delivered to the Registrar in prescribed form;

                                                                        “person authorised” means a person authorised by the directors of a company in accordance with section 287(3) or section 291 of the Companies Regulations;

                                                                        “prescribed form” means a document in the form prescribed as listed on the website of the Registrar at the following address www.adgm.com;

                                                                        “registered number” has the meaning given to it in the Companies Regulations; and

                                                                        “replacement document” means a document delivered to the Registrar which is a replacement to which section 950 of the Companies Regulations applies.

                                                                      • SCHEDULE 2 PRESCRIBED FORMS FOR DOCUMENTS RELATING TO COMPANIES DELIVERED UNDER THE REGISTRAR

                                                                        [Note: We understand that the Registrar is preparing its own prescribed forms. The following is a list of forms we expect to be included for ease of reference. It can be included as a schedule here or set out in the website of the Registrar.]

                                                                        Form Name of Form
                                                                        [•] Change of accounting reference date
                                                                        [•] Notice of resolution removing auditors from office
                                                                        [•] Application for administrative restoration to the Register
                                                                        [•] Annual Return
                                                                        [•] Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL)
                                                                        [•] Change of location of the company records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL)
                                                                        [•] Change of location of the company records to the registered office
                                                                        [•] Notice of restriction on the company's articles
                                                                        [•] Notice of removal of restriction on the company's articles
                                                                        [•] Statement of compliance where amendment of articles restricted
                                                                        [•] Statement of company's objects
                                                                        [•] Change of constitution by enactment
                                                                        [•] Change of constitution by order of court or other authority
                                                                        [•] Exemption from requirement as to use of "limited" on change of name
                                                                        [•] Notice of change of name by resolution
                                                                        [•] Notice of change of name by conditional resolution
                                                                        [•] Notice confirming satisfaction of the conditional resolution for change of name
                                                                        [•] Notice of change of name by means provided for in the articles
                                                                        [•] Notice of change of name by resolution of directors
                                                                        [•] Request to seek comments of government department or other specified body on change of name
                                                                        [•] Change of registered office address
                                                                        [•] Appointment of director
                                                                        [•] Appointment of corporate director
                                                                        [•] Appointment of secretary
                                                                        [•] Appointment of corporate secretary
                                                                        [•] Termination of appointment of director
                                                                        [•] Termination of appointment of secretary
                                                                        [•] Change of director's details
                                                                        [•] Change of corporate director's details
                                                                        [•] Change of secretary's details
                                                                        [•] Change of corporate secretary's details
                                                                        [•] Striking off application by a company
                                                                        [•] Withdrawal of striking off application by a company
                                                                        [•] Application to register a company
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a charge
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquired
                                                                        [•] Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures
                                                                        [•] Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a charge
                                                                        [•] Statement that part or the whole of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge (b) no longer forms part of the company's property
                                                                        [•] Statement of a company acting as a trustee
                                                                        [•] Particulars of alteration of a charge (particulars of a negative pledge)
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a charge where there is no instrument
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquired where there is no instrument
                                                                        [•] Particulars for the registration of a charge in a series of debentures where there is no instrument
                                                                        [•] Notice of appointment of administrative receiver, receiver or manager
                                                                        [•] Notice of Ceasing to act as administrative receiver, receiver or manager
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a mortgage or charge
                                                                        [•] Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired
                                                                        [•] Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures
                                                                        [•] Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series
                                                                        [•] Certificate of registration of a charge comprising property situated in another UK jurisdiction
                                                                        [•] Replacement of document not meeting requirements for proper delivery
                                                                        [•] Application for rectification by the Registrar
                                                                        [•] Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company
                                                                        [•] Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company
                                                                        [•] Notice by the company of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration
                                                                        [•] Notice by the applicants of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration
                                                                        [•] Application by a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company
                                                                        [•] Application by an unlimited company for re-registration as a private limited company
                                                                        [•] Application by a restricted scope company for re-registration as a non-restricted scope company
                                                                        [•] Application by a public company for re-registration as a private unlimited company
                                                                        [•] Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company following a court order reducing capital
                                                                        [•] Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a cancellation of shares
                                                                        [•] Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a reduction of capital due to redenomination
                                                                        [•] Application by a non-Global Market Company for continuance as a company formed or registered under the Companies Regulations
                                                                        [•] Application by a company for authorisation to seek continuance in another jurisdiction
                                                                        [•] Notice to creditors of application
                                                                        [•] Return of allotment of shares
                                                                        [•] Notice of consolidation, sub-division, redemption of shares or re conversion of stock into shares
                                                                        [•] Return of purchase of own shares
                                                                        [•] Notice of sale or transfer of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC)
                                                                        [•] Notice of cancellation of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC)
                                                                        [•] Notice of cancellation of shares
                                                                        [•] Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company
                                                                        [•] Notice of name or other designation of class of shares
                                                                        [•] Return of allotment by an unlimited company allotting new class of shares
                                                                        [•] Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares
                                                                        [•] Notice of new class of members
                                                                        [•] Notice of particulars of variation of class rights
                                                                        [•] Notice of name or other designation of class of members
                                                                        [•] Notice of redenomination
                                                                        [•] Notice of reduction of capital following redenomination
                                                                        [•] Notice by the applicants of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital
                                                                        [•] Notice by the company of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital
                                                                        [•] Statement of capital (Section 94)
                                                                        [•] Statement of capital (Section 587 & 592)
                                                                        [•] Application for trading certificate for a public company
                                                                        [•] Statement of guarantee by a parent undertaking of a subsidiary company

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