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The Partnership Act, 1996

PART VI

Limited Partnerships

47. (1) A limited partnership is a partnership formed by two or more persons under this Part which has one or more general partners and one or more limited partners, and a limited partnership may be either a local limited partnership or an international limited partnership.

(2) A body corporate, with or without limited liability, or a partnership may be a general partner or a limited partner of a limited partnership.

(3) Subject to sections 47 to 108, sections 1 to 46 shall apply to a limited partnership.

48. A local limited partnership may be established under this Act for any object or purpose not prohibited under this Act or any law for the time being in force in the Territory and subject to

(a) the conditions, limitations, restrictions and liabilities in its memorandum and articles; and

(b) subsection (1) of section 50.

49. An international limited partnership may be established under this Act for any object or purpose not prohibited under this Act or under any law for the time being in force in the Territory and subject to

(a) the conditions, limitations, restrictions and liabilities in its memorandum and articles; and

(b) subsections (1) and (2) of section 50.

50. (1) A limited partnership shall not carry on

(a) banking business;

(b) trust business;

(c) the business of insurance, reinsurance, insurance agent, insurance adjuster or insurance broker or any other kind of insurance business; or

(d) the business of company management unless it is licensed or is exempt from being licensed No. 8 of 1990 under the Company Management Act.

(2) An international limited partnership shall not

(a) carry on business with persons resident in the Territory;

(b) own an interest in real property situated in the Territory other than a lease referred to in paragraph (e) of subsection (3).

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (a) of subsection (2), an international limited partnership shall not be treated as carrying on business with persons resident in the Territory by reason only that

(a) it transacts banking business in the Territory with or through a bank licensed under the Banks No. 9 of 1990 and Trust Companies Act;

(b) it makes or maintains professional contact with solicitors, barristers, accountants, bookkeepers, trust companies, administration companies, investment advisers or other similar persons carrying on business within the Territory;

(c) it prepares or maintains books and records within the Territory;

(d) it holds, within the Territory, meetings of its partners;

(e) it holds a lease of property for use as an office from which to communicate with partners or where books and records of the partnership are prepared or maintained;

(f) it holds shares, debt obligations or other securities in a company incorporated under the Companies Act or the International Business Companies Act; or

(g) any person resident in the Territory or any company registered under the Companies or incorporated under the International Business Companies Act is one of its partners.

(4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Act and in the Company  Management Act, an international limited partnership

(a) may serve as a general partner of another international limited partnership;

(b) may hold, within the Territory, meetings of its partners, managers or advisers; and

(c) shall not be required to hold a licence under the provisions of the Company Management Act for the purposes mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

51. (1) Where an international limited failure to partnership is formed under this Act without satisfy the having satisfied the requirements prescribed requirements for an international limited partnership by section 49, or if having satisfied the requirements it subsequently ceases to satisfy the requirements for a continuous period of thirty days, the international limited partnership shall, upon the expiration of the period notify the Registrar of that fact.

(2) A general partner of an international limited partnership that contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100 for each day or part thereof during which the contravention continues.

52. The Registrar of Companies appointed under the Companies Act and any other officer so appointed who acts under the delegated authority of the Registrar pursuant to section 207 (6) of the Companies Act shall be the Registrar of Limited Partnerships.

53. (1) Two or more persons desiring to form a limited partnership shall execute articles and shall submit them to the registered agent named in the articles and shall cause a memorandum to be submitted to the Registrar.

(2) The memorandum shall include

(a) the firm-name;

(b) the objects and purposes for which the partnership is established;

(c) the address of the registered office of the partnership in the Territory;

(d) the name and address of registered agent of the partnership in the Territory;

(e) the full name of each of the general partners and their respective addresses;

(f) the term, if any, for which the partnership is to exist;

(g) a statement that the partnership is limited;

(h) a statement that every partner not named as a general partner in the memorandum is a limited partner;

(i) in the case of an international limited partnership, a statement that the limited partnership may not carry on the activities set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of section 50 which statement shall set forth verbatim the activities described in that subsection; and

(j) such other information, if any, as the registered agent shall be instructed to include in the memorandum by the provisions of the articles.

(3) The memorandum shall be subscribed by the registered agent named in the memorandum in the presence of another person who shall sign his name as a witness.

54. (1) The Registrar shall establish and maintain in such form as he shall determine, a register of limited partnerships in which shall be registered each memorandum submitted pursuant to sections 53 and 57 and all certificates and advertisements required by this Act.

(2) The register shall be open, during office hours, to the inspection of all persons desiring to view the register.

(3) A certificate of the Registrar certifying that anything required by this Act to be registered by him has been so registered shall be received in all courts and in all proceedings whatsoever as evidence of the matter to which the certificate relates.

55. (1) Upon payment of the prescribed fee, the Registrar shall register each memorandum of partnership submitted pursuant to section 53 and shall issue a certificate of limited partnership under his hand and seal certifying that the partnership is formed in the Territory as a local limited partnership or an international limited partnership, as the case may be.

(2) Upon the issue by the Registrar of a certificate of limited partnership, the partnership is, from the date shown on the certificate of limited partnership, a limited partnership under the name contained in the memorandum.

(3) A certificate of limited partnership of a limited partnership formed under this Act issued by the Registrar is prima facie evidence of compliance with all requirements of this Act with respect to the formation of a limited partnership.

56. A limited partnership shall be failure to registered as such in accordance with section 53 and in default thereof it shall be deemed to be a general partnership and every partner thereof shall be deemed to be a general partner.

57. (1) The memorandum and articles may be memorandum amended in such manner as may be set forth in articles

(2) Where a change is made or a change occurs in or with respect to any of the details set forth in the memorandum registered with the Registrar the limited partnership shall cause a supplementary memorandum to be submitted to the Registrar.

(3) The supplementary memorandum referred to in subsection (2) shall be subscribed by the registered agent named therein in the presence of another person who shall sign his name as a witness.

(4) The Registrar shall upon payment of the prescribed fee register in the register each supplementary memorandum submitted pursuant to this section and shall issue a certificate of amendment which shall set forth particulars of the amendment.

58. The contribution of a limited partner may be cash, property or services.

59. (1) The name of each limited partnership formed under this Act shall have at its end the words "Limited Partnership" or the abbreviation "L.P.".

(2) The name of a limited partner shall not appear in the name of a limited partnership, unless

(a) it is also the name of a general partner; or

(b) prior to the time when the limited partner became a limited partner the business had been carried on under a name in which the name of the limited partner appeared.

(3) A limited partner whose name appears in the name of a limited partnership contrary to the provisions of subsection (2) is liable as a general partner to partnership creditors who extend credit to the partnership without actual knowledge that he is not a general partner.

(4) No limited partnership shall be formed under this Act under a name that

(a) is identical with that under which a limited partnership in existence under this Act is formed or a company is incorporated under the International Business Companies Act or registered under the Companies Act, or any other enactment under which business entities may be formed or business names registered or so nearly resembles the name as to be calculated to deceive, except where the partnership or company in existence gives its consent; or

(b) contains the words "Assurance", "Bank", "Chartered", "Cooperative", "Imperial", "Insurance", "Municipal", "Royal", "Trust", "Trustee" or a word or abbreviation conveying a similar meaning, or any other word or abbreviation that, in the opinion of the Registrar, suggests or is calculated to suggest

(i) the patronage of Her Majesty or that of a member of the Royal Family;

(ii) a connection with Her Majesty's Government or a department thereof; or

(iii) a connection with a municipality or other local authority or with a society or body incorporated by Royal Charter, except with the approval of the Registrar in writing.

(5) A limited partnership may amend its memorandum to change its name.

(6) If a limited partnership formed under a name that

(a) is identical with a name under which a limited partnership in existence under this Act is formed or under which a company in existence was incorporated under the International Business Companies Act or registered under the Companies Act, or

(b) so nearly resembles the name as to be calculated to deceive, the Registrar may, without the consent of the limited partnership in existence, give notice to the last registered limited partnership to change its name and if it fails to do so within 60 days from the date of the notice, the Registrar shall amend the memorandum to change its name to such name as the Registrar deems appropriate, and the Registrar shall publish notice of the change in the Gazette.

(7) Subject to subsections (4) and (6) where a limited partnership changes its name, the Registrar shall enter the new name on the register and, upon payment of the prescribed Fee, shall issue a certificate of amendment which shall set forth particulars of the amendment.

(8) A change of name does not affect any right or obligation of a limited partnership, or render defective any legal proceedings by or against a limited partnership, and all legal proceedings that have been commenced against a limited partnership in its former name may be continued against it in its new name.

60. (1) Subject to subsection (4) of section 59, the Registrar may upon the application of any person and upon payment of the prescribed fee, reserve for a period of ninety days a name for future adoption by a limited partnership under this Act.

(2) Once having reserved a name under subsection (1), the same applicant may, upon payment of the prescribed fee, again reserve the same name for successive ninety day periods.

(3) The right to the exclusive use of a reserved name may be transferred to any other person by paying the prescribed fee and by filing with the Registrar a notice of the transfer executed by the applicant for whom the name was reserved specifying the name to be transferred and the name and address of the transferee.

61. If a memorandum contains a false statement, one who suffers loss by reliance statements in such statement may hold liable the general partners and the registered agent who made the statement and who knew or should have known the statement to be false

(a) at the time the registered agent signed the memorandum; or

(b) after the memorandum was signed, but within a sufficient time before the statement was relied upon to allow the filing of a supplementary memorandum with the necessary changes.

62. (1) A limited partner is not liable for limited partner the obligations of a limited partnership unless to third parties. he is also a general partner or, in addition to the exercise of his rights and powers as a limited partner, he participates in the control of the partnership business and, if the limited partner participates in the control of partnership business, he is liable only to persons who transact business with the limited partnership reasonably believing, based upon the limited partner's conduct, that the limited partner is a general partner.

(2) A limited partner shall not be deemed to participate in the control of the partnership business within the meaning of subsection (1) by virtue of his possessing or, regardless of whether or not the limited partner has the rights or powers, or exercising or attempting to exercise one or more of the following rights or powers having or, regardless of whether or not the limited partner has the rights or powers, acting or attempting to act in one or more of the following capacities:

(a) to be an independent contractor for or to transact business with, including being a contractor for, or to be an agent or employee of, the limited partnership or a general partner, or to be a limited partner of a partnership that is a general partner of the limited partnership, or to be a trustee, administrator, executor, custodian or other fiduciary or beneficiary of an estate or trust which is a general partner, or to be a trustee, officer, advisor, stockholder or beneficiary of a business trust which is a general partner or to be a member, manager agent or employee of a limited liability company which is a general partner;

(b) to consult with or advise a general partner with respect to any matter, including the business of the limited partnership;

(c) to act as surety, guarantor or endorser for the limited partnership or a general partner, to guarantee or assume one or more obligations of the limited partnership or a general partner, to borrow money from the limited partnership or a general partner, to lend money to the limited partnership or a general partner, or to provide collateral for the limited partnership or a general partner;

(d) to call, request, or attend or participate at a meeting of the partners or the limited partners;

(e) to wind up a limited partnership pursuant to this Act;

(f) to take any action required or permitted by law to bring, pursue or settle or otherwise terminate a derivative action in the right of the limited partnership;

(g) to serve on a committee of the limited partnership or the limited partners or to appoint, elect or otherwise participate in the choice of a representative or another person to serve on any such committee, and to act as a member of any such committee directly or by or through any such representative or other person;

(h) to act or cause the taking or refraining from the taking of any action, including by proposing, approving, consenting or disapproving by voting or otherwise, with respect to one or more of the following matters:

(i) the dissolution and winding up of the limited partnership or an election to continue the limited partnership or an election to continue the business of the limited partnership;

(ii) the sale, exchange, lease, mortgage, assignment, pledge or other transfer of, or granting of a security interest in, any asset or assets of the limited partnership;

(iii) the incurrence, renewal, refinancing or payment or other discharge of indebtedness by the limited partnership;

(iv) a change in the nature of the business;

(v) the admission, removal or retention of a general partner;

(vi) the admission, removal or retention of a limited partner;

(vii) a transaction or other matter involving an actual or potential conflict of interest;

(viii) an amendment to the memorandum or articles of partnership;

(ix) the merger or consolidation of a limited partnership;

(x) the making of or calling for or the making of other determinations in connection with contributions;

(xi) the indemnification of any partner or other person; or

(xii) such other matters as are stated in the memorandum of partnership or in any written agreement;

(i) to serve on the board of directors or a committee of, to consult with or advise, to be an officer, director, stockholder, partner (other than a general partner of a general partner of the limited partnership), member, manager, trustee, agent or employee of, or to be a fiduciary or contractor for, any person in which the limited partnership has an interest or any person providing management, consulting, advisory, custody or other services or products for, to or on behalf of, or otherwise having a business or other relationship with, the limited partnership or a general partner of the limited partnership; or

(j) any right or power granted or permitted to limited partners under this Act and not specifically enumerated in this subsection.

(3) The list of powers and capacities set forth in subsection (2) shall not be construed as exclusive or as indicating that any other powers possessed or exercised or any other capacities held or acted in by a limited partner shall be sufficient to cause the limited partner to be deemed to take part in the control of the partnership business within the meaning of subsection (1).

(4) This section does not create rights or powers of limited partners, such rights and powers may be created only by the memorandum and articles, a partnership agreement or any other agreement or in writing, or by other sections of this Act.

(5) A limited partner shall not be deemed to participate in the control of the partnership business within the meaning of subsection (1) by

(a) his possessing any one or more of the rights or powers set forth in subsection (2) regardless of the nature, extent, scope, or frequency of his possession of the rights or powers; or

(b) his exercising or attempting to exercise one or more of the rights or powers set forth in subsection (2) regardless of whether he possesses the rights or powers; or

(c) his holding or acting or attempting to act in one or more of the capacities set forth in subsection (2) regardless of whether he has the right or power to hold or act in those capacities.

63. After the formation of a limited additional partnership, additional limited partners may be limited admitted upon making an amendment to articles.

64. A general partner shall have all the powers and rights and powers and be subject to all the liabilities restrictions and liabilities of a partner in of a general a partnership without limited partners, except partner that without the written consent or ratification of the specific act by all the limited partners, a general partner or all the general partners have no authority to do any one or more of the following:

(a) do any act in contravention of the articles;

(b) do any act which would make it impossible to carry on the ordinary business of the partnership;

(c) enter a judgment against the partnership;

(d) possess partnership property, or assign their rights in specific partnership property, for other than a partnership purpose;

(e) admit a person as a general partner, unless the right so to do is given in the articles;

(f) admit a person as a limited partner, unless the right so to do is given in the articles; or

(g) continue the business with partnership property on the death, retirement, bankruptcy or incapacity of a general partner, unless the right so to do is given in the articles.

65. (1) A limited partner shall have the same rights as a general partner to

(a) inspect at all times and to copy any of the partnership books;

(b) receive on demand

(i) true and full information of all things affecting the partnership, and

(ii) a formal account of partnership affairs whenever circumstances render it just and reasonable; and

(c) subject to any limitation set forth in the articles apply to the court for an order that the partnership be dissolved and wound up.

(2) A limited partner shall have the right to receive a share of the profits or other compensation by way of income, and to the return of his contribution as provided in sections 71 and 78.

66. A person who has contributed to the person capital of a business conducted by a person or erroneously partnership erroneously believing that he has believing become a limited partner in a limited himself to be partnership is not, by reason of his exercise a limited of the rights of a general partner, partner with the person or in the partnership carrying on the business or bound by the obligations of such person or partnership if on ascertaining the mistake he promptly renounces his interest in the profits of the business or other compensation by way of income.

67. (1) A person may be a general partner and both general and limited at the same time.

(2) A person who is a general partner, and also at the same time a limited partner, shall have all the rights and powers and be subject to all the restrictions of a general partner, except that in respect to his contribution he shall have the rights against the other partners which he would have had if he were not also a general partner.

68. (1) A limited partner may loan money to other business and transact other business with the transactions partnership, and, unless he is also a general with limited partner, receive on account of resulting claims against the partnership, with general creditors, a pro rata share of the assets.

(2) No limited partner shall in respect to any such claim

(a) receive or hold as collateral security any partnership property; or

(b) receive from a general partner or the partnership any payment, conveyance or release from liability, if at the time the assets of the partnership are not sufficient to discharge partnership liabilities to persons not claiming as general partners or limited partners.

(3) The receiving of collateral security, payment, conveyance or release in violation of subsection (2) is a fraud on the creditors of the partnership.

69. (1) Where there are several limited partners, the partners may agree that one or more of the limited partners shall have a inter se. priority over other limited partners as to

(a) the return of their contributions;

(b) their compensation by way of income; or

(c) any other matter.

(2) If such an agreement is made, it shall be stated in the articles, and in the absence of such a statement all the limited partners shall stand upon equal footing in proportion to their respective contributions actually made to the partnership.

70. A limited partner may receive from the partnership the share of the profits or the partner compensation by way of income stipulated in the articles, provided that after the payment is made, whether from the property of the partnership or that of a general partner, the partnership assets are in excess of all liabilities of the partnership except liabilities to limited partners on account of their contributions and to general partners.

71. (1) A limited partner shall not receive reduction of a general partner or out of partnership limited property any part of his contribution until partner's contribution.

(a) all liabilities of the partnership, except liabilities to general partners and to limited partners on account of their contributions, have been paid or there remains property of the partnership sufficient to pay them;

(b) the consent of all partners is given, unless the return of the contribution may be rightfully demanded under subsection (2); and

(c) the articles are amended as to set forth the withdrawal or reduction provided that no amendment is required where the withdrawal or reduction occurs in accordance with the articles.

(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (1), a limited partner may rightfully demand the return of his contribution

(a) upon the dissolution of the partnership unless its business is continued pursuant to the exercise by other partners of a right or power set forth in the articles; or

(b) when the time specified in the articles for its return has arrived or the events set forth in the articles on the happening of which its return shall be made has occurred; or

(c) after he has given six months' notice in writing to all other partners if no time is specified in the articles either for the return of the contribution or for the dissolution of the partnership and no events are set forth in the articles on the happening of which the return of the contribution shall occur.

(3) In the absence of any statement in the articles to the contrary or the consent of all partners, a limited partner, irrespective of the nature of his contribution, has only the right to demand and receive cash in return for his contribution.

(4) A limited partner may have the partnership dissolved and its affairs wound up when

(a) he rightfully but unsuccessfully demands the return of his contribution; or

(b) the other liabilities of the partnership have not been paid or the partnership property is insufficient for their payment as required by paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and the limited partner would otherwise be entitled to the return of his contribution.

72. (1) A limited partner is liable to the limited partnership partner to partnership.

(a) for the difference between his contribution as actually made and that stated in the articles as having been made; and

(b) for any unpaid contribution which he agreed in the articles to make in the future at the time and on the conditions stated in the articles.

(2) A limited partner holds as trustee for the partnership

(a) specific property stated in the articles as contributed by him but which was not contributed or which has been wrongfully returned; and

(b) money or other property wrongfully paid or conveyed to him on account of his contribution.

(3) The liabilities of a limited partner as set forth in this section can be waived or compromised only by the consent of all partners, but a waiver or compromise shall not affect the right of a creditor of a partnership who extended credit or whose claim arose before an amendment of the articles to enforce such liabilities.

(4) A limited partner who receives any part of his contribution in violation of subsection (1) of section 71 and who knew at the time of the receipt that the withdrawal or reduction of this contribution violated subsection (1) of section 71 shall be liable to the limited partnership for the amount of the withdrawal or reduction and a limited partner who receives any part of his contribution in violation of subsection (1) of section 71 and who did not know at the time of the receipt that the withdrawal or reduction violated subsection (1) of section 71 shall not be liable for the amount of the distribution.

(5) Subject to subsection (6), subsection (4) shall not affect any obligation or liability of a limited partner under a partnership agreement or other applicable law for the amount of the withdrawal or deduction received.

(6) Unless otherwise agreed, a limited partner who receives any part of his contribution from a limited partnership shall have no liability under this Act or other applicable law for the amount received after the expiration of three years from the date of receipt.

73. (1) Unless otherwise provided in the limited partner's articles, a limited partner's interest is interest. assignable.

(2) The successor in interest of a limited partner who has died shall have all the rights of an assignee of that limited partner's interest until the successor in interest is admitted as a substituted limited partner.

74. (1) An assignee has the right to become substituted a substituted limited partner if limited partner.

(a) all the partners, except the assignor, consent thereto;

(b) the assignor, being empowered by the articles gives the assignee that right; or

(c) the articles condition the admission of the assignee on the prior approval of one or more partners other than the assignor, and such approval is obtained.

(2) An assignee becomes a substituted limited partner upon the execution of the necessary amendment to the articles reflecting such admission or such later date as is set forth in the amendment, provided that where the assignor's identity is set forth in the memorandum such admission shall not become effective until the memorandum shall have been amended in accordance with section 57.

(3) A substituted limited partner has all the rights and powers which were possessed by the assignor and, subject to subsection (4), is subject to all the restrictions and liabilities to which the assignor was subject regardless of whether the substituted limited partner had knowledge of those restrictions and liabilities at the time he became a substituted limited partner and regardless of whether those restrictions and liabilities were ascertainable from the articles.

(4) The substitution of an assignee as a limited partner does not release the assignor from liability to the partnership under section 72.

(5) An assignee who does not become a substituted limited partner has no right to require any information or account of the partnership transactions or to inspect the partnership books but is only entitled to receive the share of the profits or other compensation by way of income, or the return of contribution to which the assignor would otherwise be entitled.

75. The retirement, death, incapacity, or retirement, bankruptcy or insolvency of a general partner death, in- dissolves the partnership, unless the business capacity or is continued by the remaining general partners bankruptcy of a general

(a) under a right so to do stated in the articles; or

(b) with the consent of all partners.

76. (1) On the death of a limited partner his limited executor or administrator shall have all the rights of a limited partner for the purpose of settling his estate and such power as the deceased had to constitute his assignee a substituted limited partner.

(2) The estate of a deceased limited partner shall be liable for all his liabilities as a limited partner.

77. (1) On due application to a court of creditors of a limited partner, the court may partner.

(a) charge the partnership interest of the indebted limited partner with payment of the unsatisfied amount of the judgment debt;

(b) appoint a receiver of the limited partner's interest in the partnership; and

(c) make all other orders, directions and inquiries which the circumstances of the case may require.

(2) The interest to be charged pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection (1) may be redeemed with the separate property of any general partner but may not be redeemed with partnership property.

(3) The remedies conferred by subsection (1) shall not be deemed exclusive of others which may exist.

78. (1) In settling accounts after of assets dissolution shall be entitled to payment in the following order:

(a) those to creditors, in the order of priority as provided by law, except those to limited partners on account of their contributions, and to general partners;

(b) except as otherwise provided in the articles -

(i) those to limited partners in respect of their share of the profits and other compensation by way of income on their contributions;

(ii) those to limited partners in respect of the capital of their contributions;

(iii) those to general partners other than for capital and profits;

(iv) those to general partners in respect of profits; and

(v) those to general partners in respect of capital.

(2) Subject to any provision in the articles, limited partners share in the partnership assets in respect of their claims for capital, and in respect of their claims for profits or for compensation by way of income on their contributions, respectively, in proportion to the amounts of such claims.

79. (1) Any notice, information or written notice on statement required under this Act to be given partners. by a limited partnership formed under this Act to partners must be served

(a) in the manner prescribed in the articles;

(b) in the absence of a provision in the articles, by personal service or by mail addressed to each partner at the address shown in the articles.

80. (1) Any summons, notice, order, document, process, etc., information or written statement to be on limited served on a limited partnership formed under partnership. this Act may be served by leaving it, or by sending it by registered mail addressed to the limited partnership, at its registered office, or by leaving it with, or by sending it by registered mail to, the registered agent of the limited partnership.

(2) Service of any summons, notice, order, document, process, information or written statement to be served on a limited partnership formed under this Act may be proved by showing that the summons, notice, order, document, process, information or written statement

(a) was mailed in such time as to admit its being delivered in the normal course of delivery, within the period prescribed for service; and

(b) was correctly addressed and the postage was prepaid.

81. A limited partnership formed under this records. Act shall keep such accounts and records as the partners consider necessary or desirable in order to reflect the financial position of the limited partnership.

82. A limited partnership shall at all times have a registered office in the Territory which shall be maintained by the limited partnership or its registered agent.

83. (1) Notwithstanding section 81, the limited general partners of a limited partnership shall maintain or cause to be maintained at the interests. registered office of the limited partnership a register in which shall be recorded the name and address, amount and dates of contributions of each partner and the amount and date of any payment representing a return of any part of any partner's contribution.

(2) The register referred to in subsection (1) shall

(a) be updated within 21 business days of any change in the particulars required to be entered therein; and

(b) constitute prima facie evidence of the matters which by subsection (1) are directed to be entered therein.

84. (1) A limited partnership shall at all times have a registered agent in the Territory.

(2) No person shall be a registered agent of a limited partnership unless he is so registered pursuant to the Company Management Act, 1990 or under the Banks and Trust Companies Act except that the registered agent of a local limited partnership may be one of its general partners.

85. A general partner of a limited contravention of partnership that wilfully contravenes section sections 82, 82, 83 or 84 (1) commits an offence and is 83 and 84. liable on summary conviction to a penalty of $100.00, and is liable to the same penalty for each day or part thereof during which the contravention continues.

86. (1) Where the registered agent of a limited partnership desires to cease to act as desiring to registered agent and is unable to reach an resign. agreement with the limited partnership for which he is registered agent concerning his replacement, the following provisions apply:

(a) the registered agent shall give not less than ninety days written notice to any partner of the limited partnership of which he is the registered agent at the partner's last known address specifying his wish to resign as registered agent;

(b) the registered agent shall submit to the Registrar a copy of the notice;

(c) if, at the time of expiry of the notice, the limited partnership has not caused to be registered a supplementary memorandum to change its registered agent, the registered agent shall inform the Registrar in writing that the limited partnership has not changed its registered agent whereupon the Registrar shall publish a notice in the Gazette that the name of the limited partnership will be struck off the register, unless within thirty days from the date of the publication of the notice in the Gazette, there is registered with the Registrar a supplementary memorandum to change its registered agent; and

(d) if within thirty days from the date of the publication of the notice referred to in paragraph (c) there has not been registered with the Registrar a supplementary memorandum to change the registered agent, the Registrar shall strike the name of the limited partnership off the register and shall publish in the Gazette a notice that the name of the limited partnership has been struck off.

(2) Where the licence of a registered agent under the Company Management Act or the Banks and Trust Companies Act has been revoked or has not been renewed or has expired due to the death of the registered agent,

(a) the Inspector of Company Managers or the Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies, as the case may be, shall notify the Registrar forthwith;

(b) the Registrar shall forthwith send a notice, by registered mail to any partner of the limited partnership whose registered agent's licence has been revoked, has not been renewed or has expired by reason of the death of the registered agent, specifying that unless within ninety days of the date of the notice there is filed with him a supplementary memorandum to change its registered agent, the name of the limited partnership shall be struck off the register; and

(c) if, at the expiry of the ninety days specified in paragraph (b) there shall not have been filed a supplementary memorandum to change its registered agent, the Registrar shall strike the name of the limited partnership off the register and shall publish a notice in the Gazette to that effect.

(3) A limited partnership that has been struck off the register under this section remains liable for all claims, debts, liabilities and obligations of the limited partnership, and the striking-off does not affect the liability of any of its partners.

87. A limited partnership the name of which is on the register shall pay to the Registrar the annual licence fee prescribed in Part I of the Schedule and, in default of payment of the fee, it is liable to the penalties prescribed therein.

88. A limited partnership formed under this Act continues to be liable for all fees, struck off licence fees and penalties payable under this liable for Act notwithstanding that the name of the fees, etc. the limited partnership has been struck off the Register and all those fees, licence fees and penalties have priority to all other claims against the assets of the limited partnership.

89. (1) There shall be paid to the Registrar Schedule t he fees specified in Part II of the Schedule.

(2) Parts I and II of the Schedule may be amended by the Governor in Council by Order published in the Gazette.

90. Any fee payable under this Act which penalties. remains unpaid for thirty days following the date on which demand for payment is made by the Registrar is recoverable before a magistrate in civil proceedings by the Registrar as a debt due.

91. All fees, licence fees and penalties paid to the Registrar under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

92. The Registrar may refuse to take any to Registrar. action required of him under this Act for which a fee is prescribed until all requisite fees have been paid.

93. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Income Tax Ordinance,

(a) an international limited partnership formed under this Act,

(b) all payments made by an international limited partnership to persons who are not resident in the Territory, and

(c) capital gains realized with respect to any interest in an international limited partnership by persons who are not resident in the Territory,

are exempt from all provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance.

(2) No estate, inheritance, succession or gift tax, rate, duty, levy or other charge is payable by persons who are not resident in the Territory with respect to any interest in an international limited partnership.

(3) Notwithstanding any provision of the Stamp Act,

(a) all instruments relating to transfers of property to or by an international limited partnership,

(b) all instruments relating to transactions in respect of the interests of an international limited partnership, and

(c) all instruments relating to other transactions relating to the business of an international limited partnership,

are exempt from the payment of stamp duty.

94. The Governor in Council may make Regulations

(a) with respect to the duties to be performed by the Registrar under this Act;

(b) prescribing the place where the office for the registration of limited partnerships is located;

(c) providing for the conduct and regulation of the registration of limited partnerships under this Act;

(d) prescribing the fees to be paid in respect of matters arising under or provided for or authorised by this Act;

(e) prescribing the forms to be used in respect of matters arising under or provided for or authorised by this Act;

(f) with respect to the conduct, duties and responsibilities of registered agents; and

(g) providing for the restoration of a limited partnership,the name of which has been struck off the register, to the register and the fees applicable thereto;

(h) providing for such matters as are contemplated by or necessary for giving full effect to the provisions of this Act and for its due administration.

95. Any certificate or other document required certificate. to be issued by the Registrar under this Act shall be in such form as the Governor in Council may approve.

96. (1) The Registrar shall, upon request by any person, and payment of the prescribed fee, issue a certificate of good standing under his hand and seal certifying that a limited partnership formed under this Act is of good standing if the Registrar is satisfied that

(a) the name of the limited partnership is on the register; and

(b) the limited partnership has paid all fees, licence fees and penalties due and payable.

(2) The Registrar shall state on the certificate of good standing issued under subsection (1) whether any proceedings to strike the name of the limited partnership off the register have been instituted.

(3) The certificate of good standing is prima facie evidence of the matters contained therein.

97. (1) Any person may, on payment of the copies of prescribed fee, documents.

(a) inspect the documents kept by the Registrar pursuant to this Act; and

(b) require that the Registrar issue

(i) a certified copy of the certificate of limited partnership of a limited partnership; or

(ii) a certified copy of or extract from any document filed with the Registrar pursuant to this Act.

(2) A certificate of limited partnership or extract from any document filed with the Registrar pursuant to this Act if certified as a true copy under the hand and official seal of the Registrar shall in all legal proceedings, civil or criminal, and in all cases whatsoever, be receivable in evidence in proof of the matters which it states.

98. (1) The Minister, on the application of duties of a limited partnership or of the partners inspector holding not less than a one fourth interest therein, may appoint one or more inspectors to investigate the affairs of a limited partnership and to report thereon in such manner as the Minister may direct.

(2) The application referred to in subsection (1) shall be supported by such evidence as the Minister may require for the purpose of showing that the applicant has good reason for requiring the investigation, and the expenses of and incidental to such investigation shall be defrayed by the limited partnership unless the Minister otherwise directs.

(3) A partner or a registered agent of a limited partnership shall produce to an inspector such books or documents as the inspector may require for the purposes of his investigation.

(4) A partner or a registered agent of a limited partnership who, in the course of an investigation of the affairs of the limited partnership

(a) refuses to produce any book or document required by the inspector to be produced, or

(b) refuses to answer any question relating to the affairs of the limited partnership, commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars.

(5) An inspector may take evidence upon oath in investigating the affairs of a limited partnership and for that purpose may administer an oath.

(6) An investigation under this section shall be held in private unless the limited partnership requests that it be held in public.

(7) An inspector investigating the affairs of a limited partnership may from time to time report to the Minister and shall, on completion of the investigation submit a written report to the Minister.

(8) The Minister may, if he thinks fit,

(a) forward a copy of the report to the registered office of the limited partnership;

(b) furnish a copy or request and upon payment of the prescribed fee to

(i) any partner of the limited partnership;

(ii) any person whose conduct is referred to in the report;

(iii) any other person whose financial interests appear to the Minister to be affected by the matters dealt with in the report; (c) cause the report to be printed and published.

(9) If the Minister, after examining a report considers that a limited partnership, a partner, the registered agent or any officer, agent or employee of the limited partnership

(a) has knowingly and wilfully done anything in contravention of this Act, the Minister may petition the Court for the dissolution of the limited partnership; or

(b) is carrying on its affairs in a manner that is detrimental to its creditors or the public interest, the Minister may require the limited partnership to take such measures as he considers necessary in relation to its affairs.