The incorporation of a Welsh company has similar to registration requirements to those which are stated as formed in England and Wales or in Scotland.
The significant difference which exists in a Welsh Company formation is that the memorandum and articles of association will state at the time of its setting up that the registered office is to be in Wales.
The provision is available to both limited companies and to LLPs who are free to avail themselves of the opportunity to transact their affairs with Companies House in the Welsh language.
Changing a Company to Welsh
In circumstances where the original company formation application stated that the registered office would be based in England and Wales, by passing a special resolution, the constitution documents can be altered to remove England.
Bilingual Filing for Welsh Companies
Certain documents can be filed in the Welsh language without a requirement to have English translations accompanying them.
These include there memorandum and articles and the statutory accounts provided that the entity is a private company.
Where the provision of documents written solely in the Welsh language is not permitted, a certified copy of English versions is required.