Winding-up by a court: reasons therefor

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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

A company may be wound up by a court where [1) it passes a special resolution to the effect, (2) it does not commence business within a year of incorporation or suspends business for a year, (3) it is unable to pay its debts, (4) the number of members has fallen below two, (5) it has not received a trading certificate within one year of incorporation if it is a public company, (f) the court considers it ‘just and equitable’ that the company be wound up because, for instance, the substratum has gone or the company is a bubble or the numbers are reduced to two md those two cannot agree and/or are unable to carry on business amicably.

Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.



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