Shareholders' Resolution to Change Company Name

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What is it?

A Shareholders' Resolution to Change Company Name is a written record of the company's decision to change its name as registered at the Companies Registry.

Under the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong (Cap 622), a special resolution is required to change the name of a company. A special resolution is passed with the approval of not less than 75% of the shareholders of the company.

The special resolution may be passed at a general meeting or may be passed by way of a written resolution using a Shareholders' Resolution to Change Company Name.

Why do you need it?

There are many reasons why you might want to change your company's registered name, whether as part of a re-branding exercise or simply to correct an error. Either way, to effect a change of name you will need to pass a special resolution.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Shareholders' Resolution to Change Company Name, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Details of the company;
  • New company name;
  • Number of shareholders belonging in the company;
  • Names of shareholders signing this resolution; and
  • Date of passing this resolution.

Shareholders' Resolution to Change Company Name Document