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Limited Company Legislation & Regulations

The table below lists the Guernsey limited company legislation and regulations which are currently in force.

Clicking on the links below will take you to the legislation on the Guernsey Legal Resources website.

 
Limited Company LegislationView legislation
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Consolidated text)View legislation
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017View legislation
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015View legislation
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014View legislation
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013View legislation
The Companies (Recognition of Auditors) Ordinance, 2010View legislation

Limited company regulations

The following regulations have been made under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008:

Regulation NumberRegulation NameView regulation
2021 Regulations
No. 80The Companies (Annual Validation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021View regulation
No. 76

The Companies (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021

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2020 Regulations
No. 126The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020View regulation
No. 111The Companies (Annual Validation) (No. 2) Regulations, 2020View regulation
No. 81  The Companies (Annual Validation) Regulations, 2020View regulation
2019 Regulations
No. 31The Companies (Recognised Stock Exchanges) Regulations, 2019View regulation
2018 Regulations
No. 58

The Companies (Registrar) (Fees for Migrations) Regulations, 2018

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2017 Regulations
No. 107The Amalgamation and Migration of Companies (Fees payable to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017View regulation
No. 43The Companies (Annual Validation) Regulations, 2017View regulation
No. 42The Companies (Beneficial Ownership) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017View regulation
No. 35The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment of Part XVIA) Regulations, 2017View regulation
2016 Regulations
No. 29The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment of Part XVIA) Regulations, 2016View regulation
No. 18The Companies (Recognition of Auditors) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016View regulation
2015 Regulations
No. 112The Companies (Registrar) (Credit Arrangements) Regulations, 2015View regulation
No. 63The Companies (Standard Articles of Incorporation) Regulations, 2015View regulation
No. 62The Companies (Directors' Report Exemptions) Regulations, 2015View regulation
No. 54The Companies (Transitional Provisions and Commencement) Regulations, 2015View regulation
No. 34The Companies (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015View regulation
2014 Regulations
No. 85The Companies (Recognition of Auditors) (Renewal of Registration) Regulations, 2014View regulation
No. 84The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment of Part XVIA) Regulations, 2014View regulation
No. 83The Companies (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, 2014View regulation
No. 65The Companies (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014View regulation
No. 39The Companies (Recognition of Auditors) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014View regulation
2013 Regulations
No. 37The Companies (Notice of Change of Director) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013View regulation
2012 Regulations
No. 63The Amalgamation and Migration of Companies (Fees payable to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission) Regulations, 2012View regulation
No. 2The Companies (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012View regulation
2011 Regulations
No. 7The Companies (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011View regulation
2010 Regulations
No. 34The Companies (Recognition of Auditors) Regulations, 2010View regulation
2009 Regulations
No. 54The Companies (Inspection and Copying of Documents) (Fees) Regulations, 2009View regulation
No. 34The Companies (Panel on Takeovers and Mergers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009View regulation
No. 33The Companies (Appointment of Panel on Takeovers and Mergers) Regulations, 2009View regulation
2008 Regulations
No. 5 (2009)The Companies (Audit Exemption) Regulations, 2008View regulation
No. 36The Companies (Financial Assistance) Regulations, 2008

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No. 35

The Companies (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations, 2008

Note: Regulation 3 of The Companies (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations, 2008 has been revoked by The Companies (Beneficial Ownership) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (view here)

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