Companies Act 2014


Proof of certificate as to overseas incorporation

879. (1) This section applies where in any proceedings under, or for any other purpose of, this Part or Parts 1 to 13 or Part 15, the existence of a body corporate or undertaking outside the State is alleged or is otherwise in issue.

(2) In subsection (3) “relevant certificate” means a certificate that—

(a) is signed by any person purporting to hold the office of registrar of companies or assistant registrar of companies or any similar office in any country prescribed for the purposes of this section, and

(b) certifies that the body corporate or undertaking named in the certificate has been incorporated or registered in that country.

(3) A relevant certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the incorporation or registration of the named body corporate or undertaking in the country concerned without proof of the signature of the person signing the certificate and without proof that the person signing the certificate holds the office purported to be held.