Section 591 – The Companies Act,1956

The Companies Act, 1956

591. Application of sections 592 to 602 to foreign companies.

1[(1)] Sections 592 to 602, both inclusive, shall apply to all foreign companies, that is to say, companies falling under the following two classes, namely:-

(a) Companies incorporated outside India which, after the commencement of this Act, establish a place of business within India; and

(b) Companies incorporated outside India which have, before the commencement of this Act, established a place of business within India and continue to have an established place of business within India at the commencement of this Act.

2[(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where not less than fifty per cent of the paid up share capital (whether equity or preference or partly equity and partly preference) of a company incorporated outside India and having an established place of business in India, is held by one or more citizens of India or by one or more bodies corporate incorporated in India, or by one or more citizens of India and one or more bodies corporate incorporated in India, whether singly or in the aggregate, such company shall comply with such of the provisions of this Act as may be prescribed with regard to the business carried on by it in India, as if it were a company incorporated in India.]

1. Section 591 re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 41 of 1974, sec. 32 (w.e.f. 1-2-1975).

2. Ins. by Act 41 of 1974, sec. 32 (w.e.f. 1-2-1975).

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