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2. Part 2 Registrar of Companies and Companies Register

This part deals with the general functions and powers of the Registrar of Companies (“the Registrar”).


Under section 23, the Registrar may specify the form of any document required for the purposes of the Ordinance.


The Registrar may issue guidelines—

  1. indicating the manner in which the Registrar proposes to perform any function or exercise any power; or
  2. providing guidance on the operation of any provision of the CO (section 24).


According to section 45, the Registrar must make the Companies Register available at all reasonable times for public inspection.