[List of selected offshore legislations]
Companies Act, 1992
International Business Companies Act, 1989
International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 1994
International Business Companies Act, 2000
Companies Act, 1963
Company Management Act, 1990
International Business Companies Act, 1984
International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 1990
International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2002
Companies Law, 1995
Local Companies (Control) Law, 1995
Segregated Portfolio Company Law, 1998
Companies (Guernsey) Law, 1994
Companies (Amendment) (Guernsey) Law, 1996
Companies (Purchase of Own Shares) Ordinance, 1998
Companies (Financial Assistance for Acquisition of Purchase of Own Shares) Ordinance, 1998
Guarantee Companies Ordinance, 1997
Migration of Companies Ordinance, 1997
Protected Cell Companies Ordinance, 1997
Protected Cell Companies (Special Purpose Vehicle) Regulations, 2001
Companies Act, 1931
Companies, etc. (Amendment) Act, 2003
Limited Liability Company Act, 1996
Companies (Jersey) Law, 1991
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Two persons may form a company
(1) Any two or more persons may associate for any lawful purpose and, by subscribing their names to a memorandum of association and by otherwise complying with the requirements of this Law as to registration, may form a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as a “company”) and thereby establish the limits of their individual liability as members of the company.
(2) The persons who subscribe their names to a company’s memorandum (hereinafter referred to as the company’s “founder members”) shall be deemed to have agreed to become members of the company and, upon registration of the memorandum, shall be entered as members in the company’s Register of Members.
(3) Any other person who agrees to become a member of a company and whose name is entered in its Register of Members as a shareholder shall be a member of the company.
The Companies (Purchase of Own Shares) Ordinance, 1998
Power of company to purchase own shares
(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Ordinance, a company limited by shares or limited by guarantee and having a share capital may, if so authorized by its articles, purchase its own shares (including any redeemable preference shares).
(2) A company may not under this section purchase its own shares if, as a result of the purchase, there would no longer be any member of the company holding shares other than redeemable preference shares.
Legislations of Offshore Financial Centers (assorted by subject)