Offences by Officers of Companies Penalty for Falsification of Books Frauds by Officers of Companies Liability where Proper Accounts Responsibility of Directors Power of Court to Assess Prosecution of Delinquent Officers Disqualification for Appointment Corrupt Inducement Enforcement of Duty of Liquidator Notification on Company Liquidation Exemption of Certain Documents Books of Company to be Evidence Disposal of Books and Papers Pending Liquidations Unclaimed Assets to be Paid Resolutions Passed at Meetings Meetings to Ascertain Wishes Affidavits, &c. Power of Court to Declare Dissolution Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 18 Government Disclaimer of Property Effect of Government Disclaimer Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 21 Striking Defunct Company Power of Court to Order Company Application for Deregistration Reinstatement Registrar to Act as Representative Property and Books etc. Effect on Section 292 Companies Liquidation Account Investment of Surplus Funds Accounts of Particular Estates General Rules and Fees Disqualification for Appointment Disqualification of Undischarged Power to Appoint Official Receiver Receivers Appointed out of Court Notification Power of Court to Fix Remuneration Provisions as to Information Special Provisions as to Statement Delivery to Registrar of Accounts Enforcement of Duty of Receiver Construction of References Registration Offices Protection of Registrar etc. Fees Inspection, Production and Evidence Authentication of Documents Enforcement of Duties: Ordinance Application to Companies Formed Application to Companies Registered Companies re-Registered Companies Capable Definition of Joint Stock Company Registration: Joint Stock Companies Other than Joint Stock Companies Authentication of Statements Registrar May Require Evidence Exemption of Certain Companies Addition of "Limited" etc., to Name Certificate of Registration Vesting of Property on Registration Saving for Existing Liabilities Continuation of Existing Actions Effect of Registration Power to Substitute Memorandum Power of Court to Stay Actions on Winding-up Order Meaning of Unregistered Companies Winding up of Unregistered Oversea Companies May be Contributories in Winding up Power to Restrain Proceeding Actions Stayed on Winding-up Provisions of Part X Cumulative Saving for Enactments Application of Part XI Documents, etc. to be Delivered Continuing Obligation in Respect Termination of Registration Registrar to Keep an Index Return to be Delivered to Registrar Accounts of Oversea Company Obligation to State Name Notice of Commencement Regulation of Use of Corporate Service of Documents on Oversea Notice to be Given Removal etc. of Name Penalties Interpretation of Part XI Dating of Prospectus and Particulars Exemption of Certain Persons Provisions as to Expert's Consent Registration of Prospectus Amendment of Prospectus Prospectus May Consist Submission of Certified Copies Penalty for Contravention Civil Liability for Misstatements Criminal Liability for Misstatements Interpretation of Provisions Dormant Companies Prohibition of Partnerships Documents Delivered to Registrar Power of Registrar to Accept Power of Registrar to Refuse Registrar not Responsible for Disposal of Documents Form of Registers etc. Power of Registrar to Keep Records Penalty for False Statements Penalty for Dishonest Destruction Penalty for Improper Use of "Limited" Obligation to Give Notice Injunctions Provision for Punishment Limitation on Commencement Production and Inspection of Books Application of Fines Saving as to Private Prosecutors Saving for Privileged Communications Service of Documents on Company Costs in Actions Power of Court to Grant Relief Power to Enforce Orders Power to Make Regulations Power to Amend Requirements Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 34 Power to Refuse Registration Power to Order Company Certain Sections not to Apply Vesting and Disposal of Property Provisions Applicable to Winding up Certain Sections to Apply Calls on Contributories Continuation of Legal Proceedings Obstruction of Official Receiver Control of Official Receiver Audit of Official Receiver's Accounts Protection of Official Receiver Companies to Which Part XI Applies Saving Saving II Saving III Savings and Transitional Transitional Application of the Amending
Chapter: 32  COMPANIES ORDINANCE

Section 271 - Offences by officers of companies in liquidation - 13/02/2004

Section 272 - Penalty for falsification of books - 30/06/1997

Section 273 - Frauds by officers of companies which have gone into liquidation - 30/06/1997

Section 274 - Liability where proper accounts not kept - 30/06/1997

Section 275 - Responsibility of directors for fraudulent trading - 01/04/1998

Section 276 - Power of court to assess damages against delinquent officer, etc. - 01/04/1998

Section 277 - Prosecution of delinquent officers and members of company - 01/07/1997

Section 278 - Disqualification for appointment as liquidator - 30/06/1997

Section 278A - Corrupt inducement affecting appointment as liquidator - 30/06/1997

Section 279 - Enforcement of duty of liquidator to make returns, &c. - 30/06/1997

Section 280 - Notification that a company is in liquidation - 30/06/1997

Section 281 - Exemption of certain documents from stamp duty on winding up of companies - 30/06/1997

Section 282 - Books of company to be evidence - 30/06/1997

Section 283 - Disposal of books and papers of company - 30/06/1997

Section 284 - Information as to pending liquidations - 30/06/1997

Section 285 - Unclaimed assets to be paid to companies liquidation account - 30/06/1997

Section 286 - Resolutions passed at adjourned meetings of creditors and contributories - 30/06/1997

Section 287 - Meetings to ascertain wishes of creditors or contributories - 30/06/1997

Section 288 - (Repealed 6 of 1984 s. 201) - 30/06/1997

Section 289 - Affidavits, &c. - 01/07/1997

Section 290 - Power of court to declare dissolution of company void - 30/06/1997

Section 290A - (Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 18) - 11/11/1999

Section 290B - (Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 18) - 11/11/1999

Section 290C - Government disclaimer of property other than immovable property vesting as bona vacantia - 11/11/1999

Section 290D - Effect of Government disclaimer under section 290C - 11/11/1999

Section 290E - (Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 21) - 11/11/1999

Section 291 - Registrar may strike defunct company off register - 30/06/1997

Section 291A - Power of court to order company to be struck off and dissolved - 30/06/1997

Section 291AA - Application to Registrar for deregistration of defunct private company - 11/11/1999

Section 291AB - Reinstatement of deregistered company - 11/11/1999

Section 291B - Registrar to act as representative of defunct company in certain events - 30/06/1997

Section 292 - Property and books etc. of dissolved company - 11/11/1999

Section 292A - Effect on section 292 of company's revival after dissolution - 11/11/1999

Section 293 - Companies liquidation account - 01/07/1997

Section 294 - Investment of surplus funds on general account - 01/07/1997

Section 295 - Separate accounts of particular estates - 01/07/1997

Section 296 - General rules and fees - 30/06/1997

Section 297 - Disqualification for appointment as receiver - 30/06/1997

Section 297A - Disqualification of undischarged bankrupts - 30/06/1997

Section 298 - Power to appoint Official Receiver as receiver for debenture holders or creditors - 30/06/1997

Section 298A - Receivers and managers appointed out of court - 30/06/1997

Section 299 - Notification that receiver or manager appointed - 30/06/1997

Section 300 - Power of court to fix remuneration on application of liquidator - 30/06/1997

Section 300A - Provisions as to information where receiver or manager is appointed - 13/02/2004

Section 300B - Special provisions as to statement submitted to receiver - 13/02/2004

Section 301 - Delivery to Registrar of accounts of receivers and managers - 30/06/1997

Section 302 - Enforcement of duty of receiver to make returns, &c. - 30/06/1997

Section 302A - Construction of references to receivers and managers - 30/06/1997

Section 303 - Registration offices and appointment of officers for purposes of this Ordinance - 01/07/1997

Section 303A - (Repealed 28 of 2003 s. 94) - 13/02/2004

Section 303B - Protection of Registrar etc. where computerized information etc. is used - 11/11/1999

Section 304 - Fees - 30/06/1997

Section 305 - Inspection, production and evidence of documents kept by Registrar - 13/02/2004

Section 305A - Authentication of documents by the Registrar - 13/02/2004

Section 306 - Enforcement of duties under Ordinance by court order - 30/06/1997

Section 307 - Application of Ordinance to companies formed under former Companies Ordinance - 30/06/1997

Section 308 - Application of Ordinance to companies registered under former Companies Ordinances - 30/06/1997

Section 309 - Application of Ordinance to companies re-registered under former Companies Ordinance - 30/06/1997

Section 310 - Companies capable of being registered - 13/02/2004

Section 311 - Definition of joint stock company - 30/06/1997

Section 312 - Requirements for registration by joint stock companies - 13/02/2004

Section 313 - Requirements for registration by other than joint stock companies - 13/02/2004

Section 314 - Authentication of statements of existing companies - 13/02/2004

Section 315 - Registrar may require evidence as to nature of company - 30/06/1997

Section 316 - Exemption of certain companies from payment of fees - 01/07/1997

Section 317 - Addition of "Limited" etc., to name - 30/06/1997

Section 318 - Certificate of registration of existing companies - 13/02/2004

Section 319 - Vesting of property on registration - 30/06/1997

Section 320 - Saving for existing liabilities - 30/06/1997

Section 321 - Continuation of existing actions - 30/06/1997

Section 322 - Effect of registration under Ordinance - 11/11/1999

Section 323 - Power to substitute memorandum and articles for deed of settlement - 13/02/2004

Section 324 - Power of court to stay or restrain proceedings - 30/06/1997

Section 325 - Actions stayed on winding-up order - 30/06/1997

Section 326 - Meaning of unregistered companies - 01/07/1997

Section 327 - Winding up of unregistered companies - 13/02/2004

Section 327A - Oversea companies may be wound up although dissolved - 30/06/1997

Section 328 - Contributories in winding up of unregistered company - 11/11/1999

Section 329 - Power of court to stay or restrain proceeding - 30/06/1997

Section 330 - Actions stayed on winding-up order - 30/06/1997

Section 331 - Provisions of Part X cumulative - 30/06/1997

Section 331A - Saving for enactments providing for winding up under former Companies Ordinances - 30/06/1997

Section 332 - Application of Part XI - 30/06/1997

Section 333 - Documents, etc. to be delivered to Registrar by companies which establish a place of business in Hong Kong - 08/09/2004

Section 333A - Continuing obligation in respect of authorized representative - 01/07/2000

Section 333B - Termination of registration of authorized representative - 13/02/2004

Section 333C - Registrar to keep an index of directors of oversea companies - 13/02/2004

Section 334 - (Repealed 6 of 1984 s. 230) - 30/06/1997

Section 335 - Return to be delivered to Registrar where documents, etc. altered - 01/07/2000

Section 336 - Accounts of oversea company - 01/07/2000

Section 337 - Obligation to state name of oversea company, whether limited and country where incorporated - 30/06/1997

Section 337A - Notice of commencement of liquidation and of appointment of liquidator - 30/06/1997

Section 337B - Regulation of use of corporate name by oversea company in Hong Kong - 30/06/1997

Section 338 - Service of documents on oversea companies - 30/06/1997

Section 339 - Notice to be given when oversea company ceases to have a place of business in Hong Kong - 30/06/1997

Section 339A - Removal etc. of name of oversea company from register - 30/06/1997

Section 340 - Penalties - 30/06/1997

Section 341 - Interpretation of Part XI - 13/02/2004

Section 342 - Dating of prospectus and particulars to be contained therein - 03/12/2004

Section 342A - Exemption of certain persons and prospectuses from compliance with certain requirements - 03/12/2004

Section 342B - Provisions as to expert's consent, and allotment - 03/12/2004

Section 342C - Registration of prospectus - 03/12/2004

Section 342CA - Amendment of prospectus consisting of one document - 03/12/2004

Section 342CB - Prospectus may consist of more than one document, etc. - 03/12/2004

Section 342CC - Submission of certified copies - 08/07/2005

Section 342D - Penalty for contravention of sections 342 to 342C - 30/06/1997

Section 342E - Civil liability for misstatements in prospectus - 03/12/2004

Section 342F - Criminal liability for misstatements in prospectus - 01/04/2003

Section 343 - Interpretation of provisions as to prospectuses - 03/12/2004

Section 344 - (Repealed 12 of 1974 s. 150) - 30/06/1997

Section 344A - Dormant companies - 13/02/2004

Section 345 - Prohibition of partnerships with more than 20 members - 08/09/2004

Section 346 - Documents delivered to Registrar to conform to certain requirements - 13/02/2004

Section 347 - Power of Registrar to accept information in different forms - 13/02/2004

Section 348 - Power of Registrar to refuse to register certain documents - 13/02/2004

Section 348A - Registrar not responsible for statements in documents - 30/06/1997

Section 348B - Disposal of documents - 13/02/2004

Section 348C - Form of registers etc. - 30/06/1997

Section 348D - Power of Registrar to keep records - 13/02/2004

Section 349 - Penalty for false statements - 30/06/1997

Section 349A - Penalty for dishonest destruction etc., of registers, books or documents - 30/06/1997

Section 350 - Penalty for improper use of "Limited", "Corporation" or "Incorporated" - 30/06/1997

Section 350A - Obligation to give notice of paid-up capital - 30/06/1997

Section 350B - Injunctions - 15/07/2005

Section 351 - Provision for punishment and offence - 13/02/2004

Section 351A - Limitation on commencement of proceedings - 01/07/1997

Section 351B - Production and inspection of books where offence suspected - 01/07/1997

Section 352 - Application of fines - 30/06/1997

Section 353 - (Repealed 6 of 1984 s. 247) - 30/06/1997

Section 354 - Saving as to private prosecutors - 01/07/1997

Section 355 - Saving for privileged communications - 01/07/1997

Section 356 - Service of documents on company - 30/06/1997

Section 357 - Costs in actions by certain limited companies - 30/06/1997

Section 358 - Power of court to grant relief in certain cases - 30/06/1997

Section 359 - Power to enforce orders - 30/06/1997

Section 359A - Power to make regulations - 04/01/2002

Section 360 - Power to amend requirements as to accounts, Schedules, tables, forms and fees - 01/12/2005

Section 360A - (Repealed 30 of 1999 s. 34) - 11/11/1999

Section 360B - Power of Chief Executive in Council to order Registrar to refuse registration if satisfied that a company is being formed to evade the Societies Ordinance - 01/07/1997

Section 360C - Power of Chief Executive in Council to order company engaging in undesirable activities to be struck off - 01/07/1997

Section 360D - Certain sections not to apply - 30/06/1997

Section 360E - Vesting and disposal of property of company struck off - 30/06/1997

Section 360F - Provisions applicable to winding up of company struck off under section 360C - 30/06/1997

Section 360G - Certain sections to apply - 30/06/1997

Section 360H - Calls on contributories - 30/06/1997

Section 360I - Continuation of pending legal proceedings - 30/06/1997

Section 360J - Obstruction of Official Receiver - 30/06/1997

Section 360K - Control of Official Receiver - 01/07/1997

Section 360L - Audit of Official Receiver's accounts - 01/07/1997

Section 360M - Protection of Official Receiver - 01/07/1997

Section 360N - Companies to which Part XI applies - 01/07/1997

Section 361 - Saving - 30/06/1997

Section 362 - Saving - 30/06/1997

Section 363 - (Repealed 6 of 1984 s. 252) - 30/06/1997

Section 364 - Saving - 30/06/1997

Section 365 - Savings and transitional - 30/06/1997

Section 366 - Transitional - 30/06/1997

Section 367 - Application of the Amending Ordinance - 30/06/1997

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