Tuesday 11 June 2019

Trinidad and Tobago: the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019

The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019 became law earlier this year with assent given on 4 April 2019: see here (pdf). The Act amends the Companies Act, 1995 and will come into force through promulgation and, so far, this has been done for section 10A of the Act: see here (pdf). The 1995 Act prohibited the issuing of bearer shares; section 10A retains this prohibition but adds to it by also prohibiting the conversion or exchange of any share into a bearer share. Elsewhere in the 2019 Act are rules requiring companies to maintain information about the beneficial owners of its shares.

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