Proceeds of Crime Act 1996

Winding up of company in possession or control of property the subject of interim order, interlocutory order or disposal order.

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13. (1) Where property the subject of an interim order, an interlocutory order or a disposal order made before the relevant time is in the possession or control of a company and an order for the winding up of the company has been made or a resolution has been passed by the company for a voluntary winding up, the functions of the liquidator (or any provisional liquidator) shall not be exercisable in relation to the property.

(2) Where, in the case of a company, an order for its winding up has been made or such a resolution has been passed, the powers conferred by section 2 or 3 on the Court shall not be exercised in relation to any property held by the company in relation to which the functions of the liquidator are exercisable—

( a) so as to inhibit him or her from exercising those functions for the purpose of distributing any property held by the company to the company's creditors, or

( b) so as to prevent the payment out of any property of expenses (including the remuneration of the liquidator or any provisional liquidator) properly incurred in the winding up in respect of the property.

(3) In this section—

company” means any company which may be wound up under the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990;

relevant time” means—

( a) where no order for the winding up of the company has been made, the time of the passing of the resolution for voluntary winding up,

( b) where such an order has been made and, before the presentation of the petition for the winding up of the company by the court, such a resolution had been passed by the company, the time of the passing of the resolution, and

( c) in any other case where such an order has been made, the time of the making of the order.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C22

Generality of subs. (2) not limited (8.03.2005) by Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 (2/2005), s. 12(3), commenced on enactment.

Interpretation of Part 4.

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(2) For the purposes of sections 14 to 20, a person is considered to be in possession or control of funds notwithstanding that all or part of them—

(a) are lawfully in the possession or control of a member of the Garda Síochána of any rank or any other person, having been lawfully seized or otherwise taken by any such member or person, or

(b) are subject to an interim order, an interlocutory order or any other order of a court that does either of the following or is to the like effect:

(i) prohibits any person from disposing of or otherwise dealing with the funds or diminishing their value;

(ii) contains any conditions or restrictions in that regard,

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(c) are subject to a letting agreement, the subject of a trust or otherwise occupied by another person or are inaccessible.

(3) Subsection (2) is not to be construed to limit the generality of sections 11(2) and 13(2) of the Act of 1996 as made applicable by section 20 of this Act.

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C23

Application of section extended with modifications (8.03.2005) by Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 (2/2005), s. 20, commenced on enactment.

Application of certain provisions of Act of 1996.

20.—For the purposes of this Part, sections 6, 7 and 9 to 15 of the Act of 1996 apply with the following modifications and any other necessary modifications as if an interim order, an interlocutory or a disposal order made under this Part, or an application for such an order, had been made under the Act of 1996:

(a) a reference in any of the applicable provisions of the Act of 1996 to applicant shall be construed as referring to the member of the Garda Síochána who applied to the High Court for the interim order, interlocutory order or disposal order;

(b) a reference in any of the applicable provisions of the Act of 1996 to respondent shall be construed as defined in section 12 of this Act;

(c) a reference in any of the applicable provisions of the Act of 1996 to property shall be construed as referring to funds.

C24

Application of section extended with modifications (10.11.1998) by International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1998 (40/1998), s. 31(3), commenced on enactment.

Orders respecting property.

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(2) Where, on application by a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Chief Superintendent, the High Court is satisfied that—

(a) an international tribunal order referred to in subsection (1)(a) has been received by the Minister, and

(b) at the time of making the interim order under this subsection the international tribunal order is in force and is not subject to appeal,

the Court, for the purposes of the preservation and protection of the property to which the international tribunal order relates, may, regardless of the value of the property but subject to subsection (5), make an interim order containing any terms that, under section 2 (1) and (2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996 , could be included in an interim order made under that Act if the value of the property were not less than £10,000.

(3) For the purposes mentioned in subsection (2) of this section, sections 2 (3) to (6), 3 (1) to (6), 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 to 16 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996, shall apply with the following modifications and any other necessary modifications, as if an application made under this section had been made under that Act:

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