RE: Legal Opinion regarding Nominee Directors.
We refer to your letter dated February 14, 2008 on the above subject.
From perusal of your letter it is appears that, Company 1 (“Company 1”) is a subsidiary of Company 2 (“Company 2”). Company 1 has two shareholders – Company 2 having shareholding of 99.9% and Mr. X having shareholding of 0.1%. The Board of Directors of Company 1 consists of 3 (three) Directors nominated by Company 2 only and have no representation from the other shareholder Mr. X.
In these circumstances, you require our legal opinion as to whether the 3 nominated Directors of Company 2 will be treated as one director for determination of the 2 (two) minimum directors required for a private limited company to comply with Section 90 of the Companies Act 1994
There is no difference between a normal director and a nominee director under the Companies Act 1994 (“the Act”). Provided that the 3 (three) nominated Directors of Company 2 have been duly appointed in accordance with the Act, these directors shall be treated as three separate directors and the requirement under Section 90 of the Act would be satisfied.
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