How to register a partnership in Nigeria
A partnership is a form of business formed by two or more people. Not more than 20 persons can form a partnership, unless it is a partnership of lawyers or accountants.
Follow the simple steps below to register your partnership;
- Choose 2 names for the proposed partnership in order of preference
- Conduct a search for availability of the name on the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) website
- Reserve the available name by paying reservation fees after which a notice of approval will be sent by the commission
- Obtain a registration form at the Corporate Affairs Commission
The following details will be required on the registration form;
- Address and place of business
- Full names of partners.
- Name of the business
- Nature of Business
- Postal Address
Submit the following documents alongside the duly completed form;
- Valid means of identification for each partner
- Copy of degree certificate for one of the partners
- Passport photographs of partners
Once the registration form has been completed, it is important to engage the services of a lawyer to assist in drafting a partnership deed. A partnership deed is a legally enforceable document that guides the operation of the partnership business. It should contain the following details;
- Name of the firm.
- Names and addresses of the partners.
- The nature of the business.
- The term or duration of partnership.
- The amount of capital to be contributed by each partner.
- The extent of withdrawal on the firm’s account that can be made by each partner..
- Rights of partners.
- Duties of partners.
- Remuneration to partners.
- The ratio in which the profits or losses are to be shared among the partners.
- The basis for the calculation of goodwill at the time of admission, retirement, and death of a partner.
- The keeping of proper books of accounts and the preparation of Balance Sheet.
- Settlement of account on the dissolution of the firm.
- The procedures to be adopted in the case of disputes among the partners.
- Arbitration clause.
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