Articles of association for a private company limited by shares with several shareholders

Specimen short form articles of association for a private company limited by shares based on the model articles for private companies limited by shares contained in Schedule 1 to the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/3229).

Drafting notes within the standard document provide background information, suggested drafting amendments and, where appropriate, links to more detailed Practical Law Corporate materials.

Despite the requirement, under section 18(3)(a) of the Companies Act 2006, that articles be contained in a single document, the practice of incorporating and modifying default articles by reference continues to be valid.

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