Exempted Limited Partnership Act


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Exempted Limited Partnership Act
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EXEMPTED LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

CHAPTER 312

EXEMPTED LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Provisions of Partnership Act to apply.
4. Constitution.
5. Establishment.
6. Name and registered office.
7. Modification of general law.
8. Registrar.
9. Registration.
10. Changes in registered particulars.
11. Register of limited partnership interests.
12. Right to account.
13. Proceedings.
14. Return of contributions.
15. Dissolution.
16. Inspection and certification.
17. Exemptions.
18. Regulations.
19. Annual return.
20. Transactions with the exempted limited partnership.
21. Re-registration.
22. When licence not required.

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CHAPTER 312

EXEMPTED LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
An Act to establish exempted limited partnerships and

for connected purposes.
[Assent 29th March, 1995]

[Commencement 31st May, 1995]
1. This Act may be cited as the Exempted Limited

Partnership Act, 1995.
2. In this Act —
“contribution” means cash, property or other assets

which a partner contributes to the capital of an
exempted limited partnership (but shall not
include any moneys lent by a partner to an
exempted limited partnership);

“court” means the Supreme Court;
“exempted limited partnership” means a limited

partnership registered under subsection (1) of
section 9;

“general partner” means a person who is named as
such in the statement filed pursuant to section 9
and if more than one shall mean each general
partner;

“insolvency of the exempted limited partnership”
means that the general partner is unable to pay
the debts and obligations of the exempted
limited partnership (otherwise than in respect of
liabilities to partners on account of their
partnership interest) in the ordinary course of
business as they fall due out of the assets of the
exempted limited partnership (without recourse
to the separate assets of the general partner not
contributed to the exempted limited partnership)
and “solvent” shall be construed accordingly;

“limited partner” means a person who has become a
limited partner in accordance with subsection (2)
of section 4 and if more than one shall mean each
limited partner;

10 of 1995
23 of 1998
22 of 1999

Short title.

Interpretation.

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“mortgage” means a legal mortgage by way of
assignment and an equitable mortgage, charge
or other form of security interest;

“partner” means a limited partner or a general
partner;

“partnership agreement” means any agreement of the
partners which provides for the establishment of
and regulates the affairs of an exempted limited
partnership, the conduct of its business and
rights and obligations of the partners amongst
themselves;

“partnership interest” means the interest of a partner
in an exempted limited partnership in respect of
profit, capital and voting or other rights,
benefits or obligations to which he is entitled or
subject pursuant to the partnership agreement or
this Act;

“public in The Bahamas” excludes any International
Business Company incorporated or continued
under the International Business Companies Act
or a foreign company registered pursuant to Part
VI of the Companies Act, or any such company
acting as general partner of a partnership
registered pursuant to subsection (1) of section
9 or any director or officer of the same acting in
such capacity;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of Exempted Lim-
ited Partnerships referred to in section 8.

3. (1) The provisions of the Partnership Act shall
apply to an exempted limited partnership, except in so far
as they are inconsistent with the express provisions of this
Act.

(2) The provisions of the Partnership Limited Lia-
bility Act shall not apply to an exempted limited partner-
ship.

4. (1) An exempted limited partnership may be
formed for any lawful purpose or purposes to be carried
out and undertaken either in or from within The Bahamas
or elsewhere upon the terms, with the rights and powers,
and subject to the conditions, limitations, restrictions and
liabilities herein mentioned:

Ch. 309.

Ch. 308.

Provisions of
Partnership Act
to apply.
Ch. 310.

Ch. 311.

Constitution.

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Provided that such exempted limited partnership
shall not undertake business with the public in The
Bahamas other than so far as may be necessary for the
carrying on of the business of that exempted limited
partnership exterior to The Bahamas.

(2) An exempted limited partnership shall consist of
one or more persons called general partners who shall, in
the event that the assets of the exempted limited
partnership are inadequate, be liable for all debts and
obligations of the exempted limited partnership and one or
more persons called limited partners who shall not be liable
for the debts or obligations of the exempted limited
partnership, save as provided in the partnership agreement
and to the extent specified in subsection (2) of section 7
and subsection (2) of section 14 and provided also that a
general partner, without derogation from his position as
such, may take, in such exempted limited partnership, in
addition an interest as a limited partner.

(3) A general partner shall act at all times in good
faith in the interest of the exempted limited partnership.

(4) A body corporate, with or without limited
liability, or a partnership (whether in the name of such
partnership and whether or not an exempted limited
partnership), may be a general or limited partner.

(5) Any one or more of the limited partners and
general partners of an exempted limited partnership may be
resident, domiciled, established, incorporated or registered
pursuant to the laws of The Bahamas or outside The
Bahamas provided that at least one general partner shall —

(a) if an individual, be resident in The Bahamas; or
(b) if a company, be incorporated under the Inter-

national Business Companies Act or under the
Companies Act, or registered pursuant to Part VI
of the Companies Act.

5. No partnership limited or otherwise shall be an
exempted limited partnership unless registered as such in
accordance with subsection (1) of section 9.

6. (1) Every exempted limited partnership shall have a
name which shall include the words “Limited Partnership”
or the letters “L.P.” and which may include the name of
any general partner or limited partner or any derivation
thereof:

Ch. 309.
Ch. 308.

Establishment.

Name and
registered office.

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Provided that no exempted limited partnership shall
have a name which, whether because it is identical or
similar to the name of any other entity or because it falsely
suggests the patronage of or a connection with some person
or authority or because it suggests that the partnership is
licensed whether in The Bahamas or elsewhere to carry on
any type or class of business when it is not in fact so
licensed or because of any other reason, is calculated or
likely to mislead.

(2) Any property of the exempted limited partnership
which is conveyed to or vested in or held on behalf of any
one or more of the general partners or which is conveyed into
or vested in the name of the exempted limited partnership
shall be held or deemed to be held by the general partner and
if more than one then by the general partners jointly upon
trust as an asset of the exempted limited partnership in
accordance with the terms of the partnership agreement.

(3) Any debt or obligation incurred by a general
partner in the conduct of the business of an exempted
limited partnership shall be a debt or obligation of the
exempted limited partnership.

(4) Every exempted limited partnership shall have a
registered office situate in The Bahamas for the service of
process and to which all notices and communications may
be addressed.

7. (1) A limited partner shall not take part in the
conduct of the business of an exempted limited partnership
and all letters, contracts, deeds, instruments or documents
whatsoever shall be entered into by the general partner on
behalf of the exempted limited partnership.

(2) If a limited partner takes part in the conduct of
the business of an exempted limited partnership in its
dealings with persons who are not partners, that limited
partner shall be liable in the event of the insolvency of the
exempted limited partnership for all debts and obligations
of that exempted limited partnership incurred during the
period that he so participates in the conduct of the business
as though he were for such period a general partner:

Provided always that he shall be rendered liable
pursuant to the foregoing provision only to a person who
transacts business with the exempted limited partnership


Modification of
general law.

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during such period with actual knowledge of such
participation and who then reasonably believed such
limited partner to be a general partner.

(3) A limited partner does not take part in the
conduct of the business of an exempted limited partnership
within the meaning of this section by doing one or more of
the following —

(a) being a contractor for or an agent or employee
of the exempted limited partnership or of a
general partner or acting as a director, officer or
shareholder of a corporate general partner;

(b) consulting with and advising a general partner
with respect to the business of the exempted
limited partnership;

(c) investigating, reviewing, approving or being
advised as to the accounts or business affairs of
the exempted limited partnership or exercising
any right conferred by this Act;

(d) acting as surety or guarantor for the exempted
limited partnership either generally or in respect
of specific obligations;

(e) approving or disapproving an amendment to the
partnership agreement; or

(f) voting as a limited partner on one or more of the
following matters —

(i) the dissolution and winding up of the
exempted limited partnership,

(ii) the purchase, sale, exchange, lease, mort-
gage, pledge, or other acquisition or
transfer of any asset or assets by or of the
exempted limited partnership,

(iii) the incurring or renewal of indebtedness
by the exempted limited partnership,

(iv) a change in the nature of the business of
the exempted limited partnership,

(v) the admission, removal or withdrawal of a
general or limited partner and the continua-
tion of business of the exempted limited
partnership thereafter, or

(vi) transactions in which one or more of the
general partners have an actual or potential
conflict of interest with one or more of the
limited partners.

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(4) Subsection (3) shall not import any implication
that the possession or exercise of any other power by a
limited partner will necessarily constitute the taking part by
such limited partner in the business of the exempted
limited partnership.

(5) In the event of the dissolution of an exempted
limited partnership its affairs shall be wound up by the
general partner unless the court otherwise orders on the
application of any partner or creditor of the exempted
limited partnership pursuant to subsection (2) of section 15
or unless the business of the exempted limited partnership
is assumed and continued in accordance with the proviso to
subsection (3) of section 15.

(6) Subject to any express or implied term of the
partnership agreement to the contrary and to subsection (3)
of section 15 —

(a) an exempted limited partnership shall not be
terminated or dissolved by —

(i) a change in any one or more of the limited
partners or general partners,

(ii) the assignment of the whole or part of the
partnership interest of a limited partner,

(iii) the death or bankruptcy or dissolution or
winding up of a limited partner,

(iv) the incapacity of a limited partner,
(v) any one or more of the limited partners

granting a mortgage or charge or other
form of security interest over the whole or
part of his partnership interest,

(vi) the sale, exchange, lease, mortgage, pledge
or other transfer of any of the assets of the
exempted limited partnership;

(b) any difference arising as to matters connected
with the business of the exempted limited
partnership shall be decided by the general
partner and if more than one by a majority in
interest of the general partners;

(c) a person may, with the consent of the general
partner, and if by assignment in accordance with
subsection (7)(a), become a limited partner
without the consent of the existing limited
partners;

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(d) a limited partner shall not be entitled to dissolve
the partnership by notice.

(7) A limited partner —
(a) may assign either absolutely or by way of

mortgage the whole or any part of his partner-
ship interest and an assignee shall, to the extent
of such assignment, become a limited partner
with the rights and subject to the obligations of
the assignor (and, wholly or partly in place of
and to the exclusion of the assignor as the case
may be) in accordance with the partnership
agreement and this Act in respect of the partner-
ship interest or part thereof assigned:

Provided that such assignee shall not assume
any liability of the assignor arising pursuant to
subsection (2) of this section or subsection (2) of
section 14 and provided further that, notwith-
standing any term of the partnership agreement
or any other agreement to the contrary, no such
assignment shall relieve the assignor of any
liability arising pursuant to such subsections:

Provided also that the provisions of this
paragraph shall take effect only insofar as the
partnership articles do not contain any provision
to prohibit the right of a limited partner to assign
his partnership interest (or any part thereof) or
any provision requiring that the interest (or any
part thereof) may be assigned only with the prior
written consent of the general partner or of all
the general partners if there be more than one;

(b) subject to paragraph (a), may mortgage the
whole or any part of his partnership interest and
the mortgagee shall serve written notice at the
address of the registered office of the exempted
limited partnership of such mortgage together
with a copy thereof and signed by the mortgagor
and the mortgagee and pay such fee, if any, as
may be provided in the partnership agreement
and the general partner shall maintain or cause
to be maintained at the registered office in
writing on one or more sheets whether bound
or unbound a register of mortgages indicating
the identity of the mortgagor and mortgagee, the


23 of 1998, s. 2.

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date of creation of the mortgage, the partnership
interest or part thereof subject thereto and the
date of receipt of such notice.

(8) The register described in subsection (7)(b) shall
be open to inspection by any person during all business
hours and any mortgage of the whole or any part of a
partnership interest shall have priority according to the date
of service of written notice at the registered office
mentioned in subsection (7)(b).

(9) If default is made by a general partner in the
maintenance of the register mentioned in subsection (7)(b)
each general partner in default shall upon summary
conviction incur a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each
day that such default continues.

8. The Registrar of Companies referred to in section
2 of the Companies Act shall be the Registrar of Exempted
Limited Partnerships.

9. (1) The registration of an exempted limited
partnership shall be effected by payment to the Registrar of
a registration fee of such amount as the Minister shall from
time to time by regulation prescribe and by filing with the
Registrar a statement signed, subject to subsection (6), by
or on behalf of a general partner containing the following
particulars —

(a) the name of the exempted limited partnership;
(b) the general nature of the business of the

exempted limited partnership;
(c) the address in The Bahamas of the registered

office of the exempted limited partnership;
(d) the term, if any, for which the exempted limited

partnership is entered into or if for unlimited
duration a statement to that effect and the date of
its commencement;

(e) the full name and address of the general partner
and if more than one of each of them, specifying
each of them as a general partner and in the case
of a corporate general partner there shall be filed
with the statement a certificate of incorporation
and a certificate of good standing (or similar
documents under the laws of the jurisdiction of
incorporation) or a certificate of good standing
and a certificate of registration under Part VI of
the Companies Act;

Registrar.
Ch. 308.

Registration.

Ch. 308.

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(f) a declaration that the exempted limited partner-
ship shall not undertake business with the public
in The Bahamas other than so far as may be
necessary for the carrying on of the business of
that exempted limited partnership exterior to
The Bahamas.

(2) The Registrar shall maintain a record of each
exempted limited partnership registered under this Act and
all the statements filed in relation to such exempted limited
partnership, which records and statements shall be kept
open to public inspection during all usual business hours.

(3) The Registrar shall issue a certificate of
registration under his hand and seal of office as soon as the
registration of the statement pursuant to subsection (1) has
been effected.

(4) No limited partner of an exempted limited
partnership formed after the commencement of this Act
shall have the benefit of limited liability until the date
indicated on the certificate referred to in subsection (3)
issued by the Registrar and a partnership registered in
accordance with subsection (1) of section 21 shall obtain
the benefit of limited liability under this Act with effect
from such date but subject to subsection (2) of section 21.

(5) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (3)
shall be conclusive evidence that compliance has been
made with all the requirements of this Act in respect of the
formation and registration of an exempted limited partner-
ship but subject to subsection (2) of section 21.

(6) If a person required by subsection (1) or
subsections (1) or (2) of section 10 to execute and file a
statement fails to do so, any other partner, and any assignee
of a partnership interest, who is or may be affected by the
failure or refusal, may petition the court to direct such
person as the court sees fit to sign the statement and file the
same on behalf of the person in default.

(7) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (3), the
Registrar may refuse to accept the registration of an
exempted limited partnership and refuse to issue a
certificate of such registration in any case where in his
opinion the name of the proposed exempted limited
partnership is in contravention of the proviso to subsection
(1) of section 6.

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10. (1) Without prejudice to subsection (2), if during
the continuance of an exempted limited partnership any
change is made or occurs in any matter specified in
paragraphs (a) to (e) inclusive of the statement filed under
subsection (1) of section 9 a statement signed, subject to
subsection (6) of section 9, by a general partner specifying
the nature of the change shall, within sixty days of such
change, be filed with the Registrar.

(2) A statement signed in accordance with
subsection (1) in respect of any arrangement or transaction
consequent upon which any person will cease to be a
general partner in any exempted limited partnership, shall,
within fifteen days of such arrangement or transaction, be
filed with the Registrar and, until such statement is so filed,
the arrangement or transaction shall, for the purposes of
this Act and the partnership agreement, be deemed to be of
no effect.

(3) Save with the written consent of any person
thereby affected no arrangement or transaction shall take
effect to the extent that it seeks to relieve or discharge a
general partner from the obligations of a general partner
with regard to any debt or obligation of the exempted
limited partnership to a person incurred before such
arrangement or transaction takes effect.

(4) If default is made in compliance with the
requirements of this section, each general partner in default
shall incur a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each day
that such default continues which penalty shall be a debt
due to the Registrar and such general partner shall
indemnify any person who thereby suffers any loss.

(5) The name of an exempted limited partnership
shall not be changed so as to contravene the proviso to
subsection (1) of section 6 and the Registrar may refuse to
accept a statement under subsection (1) of this section
which in his opinion seeks to effect such a change.

11. (1) The general partner shall maintain or cause
to be maintained at the registered office of the exempted
limited partnership a register in writing on one or more
sheets whether bound or unbound and there shall be set
forth therein the name and address, amount and date of the
contribution or contributions of each partner and the
amount and date of any payment representing a return of


Changes in
registered
particulars.

Register of
limited
partnership
interests.

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any part of the contribution of any partner which register
shall be updated within twenty-one business days of any
change in the particulars therein.

(2) The register described in subsection (1) shall be
open to inspection by any person during all usual business
hours.

(3) The register described in subsection (1) shall be
prima facie evidence of the matters which are by subsection
(1) directed to be inserted therein.

(4) If default is made in compliance with the
requirements of this section each general partner in default
shall upon summary conviction incur a penalty of twenty-
five dollars for each day that such default continues and
shall indemnify any person who thereby suffers any loss.

12. Subject to any express or implied term of the
partnership agreement to the contrary each limited partner
may demand and shall receive from a general partner true
and full information regarding the state of the business and
financial condition of the exempted limited partnership.

13. (1) Subject to subsection (2), legal proceedings
by or against an exempted limited partnership may be
instituted by or against any one or more of the general
partners only and no limited partner shall be a party to or
be named in such proceedings:

Provided that if the court deems it just and equitable
any person or a general partner shall have the right to join
in or otherwise institute proceedings against any one or
more of the limited partners who may be liable pursuant to
subsection (2) of section 7 or to enforce the return of the
contribution, if any, required by subsection (2) of section
14.

(2) A limited partner may bring an action on behalf
of an exempted limited partnership if any one or more of
the general partners with authority to do so have without
good cause refused to institute such proceedings.

14. (1) A limited partner shall not, on dissolution or
otherwise, receive out of the capital of the exempted
limited partnership a payment representing a return of any
part of his contribution to the partnership unless at the
time of and immediately following such payment the
exempted limited partnership is solvent.

Right to account.

Proceedings.

Return of
contributions.

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(2) For a period of six months from the date of
receipt by a limited partner of any payment representing a
return of contribution or part thereof received by such
limited partner in circumstances where the requirements of
subsection (1) have not been met such payment shall, in the
event of the insolvency of the exempted limited partnership
within that six months period, be repayable by such limited
partner with simple interest at the rate of ten percent per
annum (calculated on a daily basis) to the extent that such
contribution or part thereof is necessary to discharge a debt
or obligation of the exempted limited partnership incurred
during the period that the contribution represented an asset
of the exempted limited partnership.

(3) In this section “receive” shall include the release
of any obligation forming part of the capital contribution
and, in this context, liabilities to make repayments pursuant
to subsection (2) shall be read to refer to due performance
of such obligations.

15. (1) An exempted limited partnership shall not be
dissolved by an act of the partners until a notice of
dissolution signed by a general partner has been filed with
the Registrar.

(2) On application by a partner or creditor, the court
may decree dissolution of an exempted limited partnership
and may make such orders and give such directions for the
winding up of its affairs as may be just and equitable.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and notwithstand-
ing any express or implied term of the partnership
agreement to the contrary, the death, insanity, retirement,
bankruptcy, commencement of liquidation proceedings,
resignation, insolvency or dissolution of the sole or last
remaining general partner shall cause the immediate
dissolution of the exempted limited partnership which shall
forthwith be wound up in accordance with the provisions of
the partnership agreement or such orders as the court may
decree pursuant to subsection (2):

Provided that if within ninety days of such date of
dissolution the limited partners unanimously elect one or
more new general partners the business of the exempted
limited partnership is not hereby required to be wound up
but may be assumed and continued as provided for in the
partnership agreement or any subsequent agreement.

Dissolution.

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16. (1) Any person may inspect the records main-
tained by the Registrar or require a certified copy of the
certificate of registration, a certificate of good standing or a
copy of or extract from any registered statement filed in
relation to the exempted limited partnership to be certified
as a true copy by the Registrar on payment of such fees as
the Minister may from time to time by regulation prescribe.

(2) A certificate of registration, a certificate of good
standing or a copy of or extract from a registered statement
filed with the Registrar issued pursuant this Act, if certified
by the Registrar to be a true copy, shall be received in
evidence in all legal proceedings.

17. (1) An exempted limited partnership registered
under this Act or a partner thereof shall not be subject to
any business licence fee, income tax, capital gains tax or
any other tax on income or distributions accruing to or
derived from such partnership or in connection with any
transaction to which that partnership or partner, as the case
may be, is a party.

(2) The Exchange Control Regulations Act shall not
apply to an exempted limited partnership registered under
this Act or to any transaction by a partner thereof:

Provided that the Exchange Control Regulations Act
shall apply to a transaction by a partner who is a resident of
The Bahamas for Exchange Control purposes.

(3) No estate, inheritance, succession or gift tax,
rate, duty, levy or other charge is payable by a partner or
his executors or administrators with respect to any interest
in an exempted limited partnership.

(4) Notwithstanding any provision of the Stamp Act,
all instruments —

(a) relating to transactions in respect of the interests
of an exempted limited partnership; and

(b) relating to other transactions relating to the
business of an exempted limited partnership,

shall be exempt from the payment of stamp duty.
(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of the Registra-

tion of Records Act —
(a) the partnership agreement of an exempted

limited partnership; and

Inspection and
certification.

Exemptions.

Ch. 360.

Ch. 370.

Ch. 187.

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(b) all deeds and other instruments relating to —
(i) transactions in respect of interests in an

exempted limited partnership, and
(ii) other transactions relating to the business

of an exempted limited partnership,
shall be exempt from registration under that Act.

(6) The exemptions granted by this section shall
remain in force for a period of fifty years from the date
shown on the certificate of registration issued pursuant to
subsection (3) of section 9.

18. The Minister may from time to time make
regulations in respect of exempted limited partnerships
prescribing —

(a) the duties to be performed by the Registrar for
the purposes of this Act;

(b) the forms to be used for the purposes of this Act;
(c) the fees payable to the Registrar in respect of

filings or certifications or otherwise pursuant to
this Act;

(d) generally, the conduct and regulation of registra-
tion under this Act and any matters incidental
thereto.

19. (1) An exempted limited partnership shall, on or
before the 31st day of January in every year after the year
in which it was registered under this Act, file with the
Registrar a return signed by or on behalf of a general
partner certifying that the exempted limited partnership has
during the prior calendar year complied with subsection (1)
of section 10 and that there has been no breach of the
declaration given in accordance with subsection (1)(f) of
section 9 and pay to the Registrar an annual fee of such
amount as the Minister shall from time to time by
regulation prescribe.

(2) If default is made in compliance with the
requirements of subsection (1), each general partner shall
incur a penalty of ten dollars for each day that such default
continues which penalty shall be a debt due to the
Registrar save to the extent that the Registrar may waive
such penalty in his discretion.

Regulations.

Annual return.

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20. Subject to any express or implied term of the
partnership agreement to the contrary and to the duty
imposed upon a general partner by subsection (3) of
section 4 a partner may lend money to, borrow from and
transact other business with the exempted limited partner-
ship (so that an asset, debt or obligation of the exempted
limited partnership shall thereby be created) and with or
without interest or security as the general partner shall
determine and shall have the same rights and obligations
with respect thereto as a person who is not a partner,
provided that the obligations of the exempted limited
partnership to repay a debt to a general partner shall at all
times be subordinated to the claims of secured and
unsecured creditors of the exempted limited partnership.

21. (1) Any partnership formed under the Partnership
Act or the Partnership Limited Liability Act or any Act
amending or re-enacting the same shall not be affected by
this Act but shall continue to be governed by such Act as
the case may be and any such partnership and any
partnership established under the laws of a jurisdiction
other than The Bahamas at any time upon effecting such
amendments to the partnership agreement as shall be
necessary to comply with the provisions of this Act, if any,
and upon paying a fee of such amount as the Minister may
from time to time by regulation prescribe and upon filing
the statement required by subsection (1) of section 9 shall
be registered in accordance with this Act and with effect
from the date indicated on the certificate of registration
issued by the Registrar pursuant to subsection (3) of
section 9 shall be governed exclusively thereafter as an
exempted limited partnership in accordance with the
provisions of this Act.

(2) With effect from the date indicated on the
certificate of registration described in subsection (1) the
exempted limited partnership and the partnership interests
of the parties therein and their rights and liabilities as
against any person who is not a partner shall cease to be
governed by the provisions of the Partnership Act or the
Partnership Limited Liability Act or the laws of such other
jurisdiction, as the case may be, save in respect of any act
or omission occurring before such date which shall
continue to be governed by such Acts or laws of such


Transactions
with the
exempted limited
partnership.

Re-registration.
Ch. 310.
Ch. 311.

Ch. 310.
Ch. 311.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

other jurisdiction and provided always without prejudice to
the foregoing generality that such registration shall not
operate —

(a) to create a new legal entity;
(b) to affect the property previously acquired by or

on behalf of the exempted limited partnership;
(c) to affect any act or thing done prior to such

registration or the rights, powers, authorities,
functions or obligations of the exempted limited
partnership, any partner or any other person
prior thereto;

(d) to render defective any legal proceedings by or
against the exempted limited partnership or any
partner or any other person and any legal
proceedings that could have been continued or
commenced by or against the exempted limited
partnership or any partner or any other person
before its registration hereunder may notwith-
standing such registration be continued or
commenced after such registration and in respect
of which such Acts or laws of such other
jurisdiction shall be of application.

22. A person who acts as a general partner of an
exempted limited partnership shall not by virtue solely of
so acting require a trust licence under the Banks and Trust
Companies Regulation Act.

When licence not
required.

Ch. 316.