Companies Act 2014

150.

Supplemental provisions (including offences) in relation to section 149

150. (1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 149(8) , a change among the directors for the purposes of that provision shall be deemed to include the case of a director's becoming disqualified under the law of another state (whether pursuant to an order of a judge or a tribunal or otherwise) from being appointed or acting as a director or secretary of a body corporate or an undertaking; accordingly, in such a case, the notice under section 149(8) shall state, in relation to the director concerned—

(a) the jurisdiction in which he or she has become so disqualified;

(b) the date on which he or she has become so disqualified; and

(c) the period for which he or she has become so disqualified.

(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1) and to the requirement under section 149(10) that the notification be accompanied by the consent there referred to, if—

(a) the notification to be sent to the Registrar pursuant to section 149(8) is a notification of the appointment of a person as a director of a company; and

(b) that person is a person who is disqualified under the law of another state (whether pursuant to an order of a judge or a tribunal or otherwise) from being appointed or acting as a director or secretary of a body corporate or an undertaking,

that person shall ensure that the notification is accompanied by (but as a separate document from that notification) a statement in the prescribed form signed by the person specifying—

(i) the jurisdiction in which he or she is so disqualified;

(ii) the date on which he or she became so disqualified; and

(iii) the period for which he or she is so disqualified.

(3) It shall be the duty of each director and secretary and assistant or deputy secretary, if any, of a company to give information in writing to the company as soon as may be of such matters as may be necessary to enable the company to comply with section 149 and the preceding subsections of this section.

(4) If default is made in complying with section 149(1) , (2), (5), (7), (8) or (10), the company concerned and any officer of it who is in default shall be guilty of a category 3 offence.

(5) A person who fails to comply with subsection (1) shall be guilty of a category 3 offence.

(6) If the second mentioned person in subsection (2) fails to comply with that subsection, he or she shall be guilty of a category 3 offence.

(7) A person who fails to comply with subsection (3) shall be guilty of a category 3 offence.

(8) Without prejudice to subsection (3) or (6) and notwithstanding anything in subsection (2), it shall be the duty of a company to make reasonable enquiries of a person, on his or her appointment as director of the company, so as to ascertain whether the requirements of subsection (2) fall to be complied with by that person in relation to that appointment (but a failure of the company to do so does not relieve the person of his or her obligations under that subsection).

(9) If a person appointed a director of a company before the commencement of this section has, subsequent to his or her appointment but before that commencement, become disqualified under the law of another state (whether pursuant to an order of a judge or a tribunal or otherwise) from being appointed or acting as director or secretary of a body corporate or an undertaking, then subsection (1) shall apply to such a case as it applies to a case of a director becoming so disqualified after that commencement.

(10) For the purpose of the application of subsection (1) to the case first-mentioned in the preceding subsection, section 149 shall apply as if the following subsection were substituted for subsection (8):

“(8) The company shall, within the period of 3 months after the commencement of this section, send to the Registrar a notification in the prescribed form of the change and of the date on which it occurred.”.

(11) The Minister may make regulations providing that any requirement of this Act that the usual residential address of an officer of a company appear on the register referred to in section 149(1) or the register kept by the Registrar shall not apply in relation to a particular person who is such an officer if—

(a) in accordance with a procedure provided in the regulations for this purpose, it is determined that the circumstances concerning the personal safety or security of the person warrant the application of the foregoing exemption in respect of him or her; and

(b) such other conditions (if any) as are specified in the regulations for the application of the foregoing exemption are satisfied.

(12) Regulations under subsection (11) may contain such incidental, consequential and supplemental provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient, including provision—

(a) so as to secure that there is not otherwise disclosed, by virtue of this Act's operation, the usual residential address of a person in respect of whom the exemption referred to in that subsection applies; and

(b) limiting the regulations’ application to a usual residential address that, but for the regulations’ operation, would fall to be entered, on a register referred to in that subsection, on or after a date specified in the regulations.

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Editorial Notes:

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.11.2015) by Companies Act 2014 (Section 150) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 543 of 2015).

E26

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2015) by Companies Act 2014 (Section 150) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 225 of 2015), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (25.11.2015) by Companies Act 2014 (Section 150) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 543 of 2015).