Guide to Transferring Shares in a Private Limited Company in Nepal

Documentation Required

To make sure the transfer of shares goes smoothly and is valid, you must provide the following documents:

  • Share Transfer Deed
  • Board Resolution Approving the Transfer
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Company

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Shares in a Private Limited Company in Nepal

To transfer shares of a private limited company in Nepal, just follow these steps:

1. Review the Articles of Association and Shareholders Agreement

Look into the company’s Articles of Association and any Shareholders Agreement. Check these for rules about share transfers. Some companies might have limitations on transferring shares.

2. Obtain Share Transfer Deed

Prepare for a share transfer by completing a share transfer deed. Include the names of the current (transferor) and new (transferee) shareholders. Specify the number and type of shares. Also, provide the corresponding share certificate numbers.

3. Board Resolution

At a board meeting, pass a resolution to approve the share transfer. Clearly outline the transfer details. Grant authority to directors or officers to execute the share transfer deed.

4. File with the Company

Send the share transfer deed, share transfer form to the company. After receiving these documents, the company will update its records. Finally, the company will issue a new share certificate to the transferee.

5. Update the Office of The Company Registrar

Submit the required documents to the Office of The Company Registrar. Include the share transfer deed, board resolution, and share transfer form. The Office of The Company Registrar will then update its records.

6. Update Share Register

Update the company’s share register to show the new ownership details. Usually, the company secretary or another authorized person handles this task.

7. Inform Concerned Authorities

Inform other relevant authorities, like the tax office, about the change in share ownership.

8. New Share Certificate

After completing all the necessary steps, the company will provide the transferee with a new share certificate.

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How long does a share transfer process take in Nepal?

The process usually takes a few weeks to complete. This includes legal and regulatory requirements.

Can foreign nationals transfer shares in a Nepalese private limited company?

Yes, foreign nationals can transfer shares. But, they need to follow specific regulations and get necessary approvals.

What are the tax implications for the seller in a share transfer?

Sellers must pay capital gains tax, and the amount is based on the profit from the share transfer.

Legal counsel is not required, but it ensures a clear understanding of legal implications and smooth implementation.

What happens if the board rejects a share transfer request?

Boards can deny transfers for legitimate reasons. Those involved must address concerns or seek legal recourse if necessary.

What is the role of the Securities Board of Nepal in share transfers?

The Securities Board oversees and regulates securities transactions. It ensures fair and transparent transactions.