This is the version of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.32) that was in force immediately before the commencement date of the new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622). Upon the commencement of the new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) on 3 March 2014, the majority of the provisions in the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) affecting the operation of companies were repealed. The Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) has been renamed as the "Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32)" and contains the provisions relating to prospectuses, winding-up, insolvency of companies and disqualification of directors.