Section 595 – The Companies Act,1956

The Companies Act, 1956

595. Obligation to state name of foreign company, whether limited, and country where incorporated.

Every foreign company shall-

(a) in every prospectus inviting subscriptions in India for its shares or debentures, state the country in which the company is incorporated;

(b) conspicuously exhibit on the outside of every office or place where it carries on business in India, the name of the company and the country in which it is incorporated, in letters easily legible in English characters, and also in the characters of the language or one of the languages in general use in the locality in which the office or place is situate;

(c) cause the name of the company and of the country in which the company is incorporated, to be stated in legible English characters in all business letters, bill-heads and letter paper, and in all notices, 1[***] and other official publications of the company; and

(d) if the liability of the members of the company is limited, cause notice of that fact-

(i) to be stated in every such prospectus as aforesaid and in all business letters, bill-heads, letter paper, notices, advertisements and other official publications of the company, in legible English characters; and

(ii) to be conspicuously exhibited on the outside of every office or place where it carries on business in India, in legible English characters and also in legible characters of the languages or one of the language in general use in the locality in which the office or place is situate.

1. The word “advertisements” omitted by Act No. 65 of 1960, sec. 193 (w.e.f. 28-12-1960).

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