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Documents required for change of legal entity

Type of ChangeSupporting Documents RequiredAdditional Information
Existing EntityNew Entity
Sole Proprietor/ Partnership/ Limited Liability PartnershipLimited Company/PlcCompanies House documentation confirming creation of a limited company or Plc, thenames of the directors and shareholders.If there are shareholders/key people,in addition to the previous sole proprietor, the unknown individuals will need to complete Annex A/PML applications and provide all supporting documentation.If the limited company/plc has four or more people in positions of management responsibility all of them will require PMLs, including the original sole proprietor.
Sole ProprietorPartnership/ Limited Liability PartnershipA copy of the partnership agreement signed by all parties.If any of the partners are unknown to the Commission, they will need to complete Annex A/PML applications and provide all supporting documentation. If the partnership has four or more people in positions of management responsibility all of them will require PMLs, including the original sole proprietor.
Partnership/ Limited Liability Partnership of 2 PeopleSole ProprietorWritten confirmation from both partners that the partnership has been dissolved for business reasons.If confirmation cannot be provided by the departing partner a statement from a solicitor or accountant will be acceptable.
PartnershipLimited Liability PartnershipA copy of the new partnership agreement signed by all parties.If a new partner has been introduced, they will need to complete Annex A/PML applications and provide all supporting documentation. If the new partnership has four or more people in positions of management responsibility all of them will require PMLs.
Limited Company/PlcSole ProprietorCompanies House documentation confirming that the company has been dissolved.
Limited Company/PlcLimited Liability Partnership/ PartnershipCompanies House documentation confirming that the company has been dissolved. A copy of the partnership agreement signed by all parties.If a new partner has been introduced, they will need to complete Annex A/PML applications and provide all supporting documentation. If the new partnership has four or more people in positions of management responsibility all of them will require PMLs.
Limited Liability PartnershipPartnershipA copy of the new partnership agreement signed by all parties.If a new partner has been introduced, they will need to complete Annex A/PML applications and provide all supporting documentation. If the new partnership has four or more people in positions of management responsibility all of them will require PMLs.
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