THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE, 1972

Part V.—Management and Administration

Registered Office and Name

100.—(1) A company shall, as from the day on which it begins to carry on business or as from the fourteenth day after the date of its incorporation, whichever is the earlier, have a registered office situate in Seychelles to which all communications and notices may be addressed.

(2)  Notice of the situation of the registered office and of any change therein shall be given within fourteen days after the date of the incorporation of the company or of the change, as the case may be, to the Registrar, who shall record the same.

The inclusion in the annual return of a company of a statement as to the address of its registered office shall not be taken to satisfy the obligation imposed by this subsection,

(3)  A document may be served on a company by leaving it at or sending it by post to the registered office of the company.

(4)  The service on a company of a document at the address shown as its registered office in the most recent notice given by it to the Registrar under this section shall be effective, even though that address is not its registered office, or the address of its registered office (has been changed.

(5)  If .default is made in complying with this section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a default fine.

101.—(1) Every company—

{a) shall paint or affix, and keep painted or affixed, its name on the outside of every office or place in which its business is carried on, in a conspicuous position, in letters easily legible ; and

(b) shall have its name mentioned in legible characters in all letters, communications, notices, advertisements, and other official publications of the company, and in all bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes, endorsements, and orders for money or goods purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the company, and in all invoices, receipts, and letters of credit of the company.

(2)  If a company does not paint or affix its name in manner directed by this Ordinance, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a fine of one thousand rupees, and if a company does not keep its name painted or affixed in manner so directed, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a default fine,

(3)  If a company fails to comply with paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section, the company shall be liable to a fine of one thousand rupees.

(4)  If a director, manager, or officer of a company, or any person acting on its behalf—

(a)   issues or authorises the issue of any letter, communication, notice, advertisement, or other official publication of the company, or signs or authorises to be signed on behalf of the company any bill of exchange, cheque, promissory note, endorsement, or order for money or goods, wherein its name is not mentioned in manner aforesaid ; or

(b)   issues or authorises the issue of any invoice, receipt, or letter of credit of the company, wherein its name is not mentioned in manner aforesaid;

he shall be liable to a fine of one thousand rupees.