Companies Act 2014

697.

Proceedings at the meeting

697. (1) The chairperson of a meeting may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn it from time to time and from place to place but the adjourned meeting shall be held at the same place as the original meeting unless—

(a) in the resolution for adjournment another place is F264 [ specified ]

(b) F264 [ the court otherwise orders, or ]

F265 [ (c) during the interim period, the meeting is to be held by way of electronic communications technology. ]

(2) Other than on the matter of election of the chairperson or an adjournment, a meeting may not act for any purpose, unless there are present or represented at the meeting—

(a) in the case of a creditors’ meeting, at least 3 creditors entitled to vote or all the creditors entitled to vote if the number entitled to vote shall not exceed three, or

(b) in the case of a meeting of contributories or members, at least 2 contributories or members, as the case may be.

(3) If within 30 minutes from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum of creditors, contributories or members, as the case may be, is not present or represented, the meeting shall be adjourned to the same day in the following week at the same time and place or to such other day or time or place as the chairperson may appoint.

(4) However the day so appointed by the chairperson shall be not less than 7 nor more than 21 days after the day from which the meeting was adjourned.

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Amendments:

F264

Substituted (21.08.2020) by Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (Covid-19) Act 2020 (9/2020), s. 23(a), (b), S.I. No. 320 of 2020. Note extension of interim period from 1 January 2021 to 9 June 2021 by Companies Act 2014 (Section 12A(1)) (Covid-19) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 672 of 2020).

F265

Inserted (21.08.2020) by Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (Covid-19) Act 2020 (9/2020), s. 23(c), S.I. No. 320 of 2020. Note extension of interim period from 1 January 2021 to 9 June 2021 by Companies Act 2014 (Section 12A(1)) (Covid-19) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 672 of 2020).