Articles of Association
Use our Articles of Association when incorporating a company or updating your company's existing Articles of Association.
Articles of Association Template
A company must have Articles of Association in place when it is created. This document sets out certain rules in relation to how the company will operate. The Articles of Association Template is one of a number of documents that are needed when you incorporate a company. All companies must file their Articles of Association with Companies House on incorporation and must file any subsequent changes to their Articles of Association after that. Although the model articles provided in the Companies Act 2006 are often used when first incorporating a company, it is usually desirable to use your own customised articles to suit the particular requirements and structure of your business. Articles of Association are often prepared in tandem with a Shareholders Agreement where there is more than one shareholder, so that the two documents work together and provide a fully comprehensive structure and set of rules for the operation of the company.
Using our Articles of Association Template
These Articles of Association are designed for a company limited by shares. The articles can be used to update and customise your company’s existing Articles of Association. To effectively amend the Articles of Association of a company it is necessary to pass a Special Resolution. If required, you can use our Written Resolution template for this purpose.
The Articles of Association are also designed to be used with a company that is registered, or being registered, in England or Wales. The articles are fully compliant with the Companies Act 2006. The articles can be easily customised and provide a range of popular optional clauses which can easily be selected where required. The document can be downloaded and completed and then circulated to the shareholders for their approval.
Clauses in Our Articles of Association Template
The Articles of Association Template includes the following clauses:
2. Share Capital
4. Transfer of Shares
5. Proceedings at General Meetings
6. Votes of Members
7. Number of Directors
8. Alternate Directors
9. Power of Directors
10. Appointment and Retirement of Directors
11. Directors' Appointments and Interests
12. Proceedings of Directors
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