167. Duty To Declare Interest In Proposed Transaction Or Arrangement
Past version: effective from 29/04/2020 - 28/04/2020
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(1) If a director of a company is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company, he must declare the nature and extent of that interest to the other directors.
(2) The declaration may (but need not) be made–
(a) at a meeting of the directors, or
(b) by notice to the directors in accordance with–
(i) section 173 (declaration made by notice in writing), or
(ii) section 174 (general notice treated as sufficient declaration).
(3) If a declaration of interest under this section proves to be, or becomes, inaccurate or incomplete, a further declaration must be made.
(4) Any declaration required by this section must be made before the company enters into the transaction or arrangement.
(5) This section does not require a declaration of an interest of which the director is not aware or where the director is not aware of the transaction or arrangement in question.
For this purpose a director is treated as being aware of matters of which he ought reasonably to be aware.
(6) A director need not declare an interest–
(a) if it cannot reasonably be regarded as likely to give rise to a conflict of interest,
(b) if, or to the extent that, the other directors are already aware of it (and for this purpose the other directors are treated as aware of anything of which they ought reasonably to be aware), or
(c) if, or to the extent that, it concerns terms of his service contract that have been or are to be considered–
(i) by a meeting of the directors, or
(ii) by a committee of the directors appointed for the purpose under the company’s constitution.