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Posted On 12 August 2009 at 09:35
Would any of our members please display a sample LLP agreement?
Corporate Laws and Indirect Taxation Laws Practitioner.
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Posted On 12 August 2009 at 10:00
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(As per Section 23(4) of LLP Act, 2008)
THIS Agreement of LLP made at ............ this.................... Day of ...................... 20............
- ……………….., a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956, having its registered office at …………….. through its authorized representative ……………. which expression shall, unless it be repugnant to the subject or context thereof, include their legal heirs, successors, nominees and permitted assignees and hereinafter called the FIRST PARTY, and
- ………….. residing at ………………..which expression shall, unless it be repugnant to the subject or context thereof, include their legal heirs, successors, nominees and permitted assignees and hereinafter called the SECOND PARTY,
(BOTH THE FIRST & SECOND PARTY SHALL BE COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS PARTNERS)
WHEREAS the First Party is ………………
WHEREAS the Second Party is ………….. .
NOW The First & Second Party are interested in forming a Limited Liability Partnership under the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008 and that they intends to write down the terms and conditions of the said formation and
IT IS HEREBY AGREED BY AND BETWEEN THE PARTIES HERETO AS FOLLOWS
- A Limited Liability Partnership shall be carried on in the name and style of M/s. …………… LLP and hereinafter called as …X….. LLP.
- The X LLP shall have its registered office at ………….. and/or at such other place or places, as shall be agreed to by the majority of the partners from time to time.
- The Contribution of the X LLP shall be Rs……… (Rupees ……….. only) which shall be contributed by the partners in the following proportions.
First Party …..% i.e. Rs .……. (Rupees ………….. only)
Second Party ……% i.e. Rs ……… (Rupees ……….. only)
The further Contribution if any required by the X LLP shall be brought by the partners in their profit sharing ratio.
- The X LLP shall have a common seal to be affixed on documents as defined by partners under the signature of any of the Designated Partners.
- All the Partners of the X LLP are entitled to share profit and losses in the ratio of their respective contribution in the X LLP.
- The business of the X LLP shall be of …………………………………...
and other ancillary business more particularly described in the Schedule 1 annexed herewith or any other business in any other manner as may be decided by the majority of Partners.
Admission of New Partner
- No Person may be introduced as a new partner without the consent of all the existing partners. Such incoming partner shall give his prior consent to act as Partner of the X LLP.
- The Contribution of the partner may be tangible, intangible, Moveable or immoveable property and the incoming partner shall bring minimum contribution of Rs. …………..
- The Profit sharing ratio of the incoming partner will be in proportion to his contribution towards X LLP.
Rights of Partner
- All the partners hereto shall have the rights, title and interest in all the assets and properties in the said X LLP in the proportion of their Contribution.
- Every partner has a right to have access to and to inspect and copy any books of the X LLP.
- Each of the parties hereto shall be entitled to carry on their own, separate and independent business as hitherto they might be doing or they may hereafter do as they deem fit and proper and other partners and the X LLP shall have no objection thereto provided that the said partner has intimated the said fact to the X LLP before the start of the independent business and moreover he shall not uses the name of the X LLP to carry on the said business.
- X LLP shall have perpetual succession, death, retirement or insolvency of any partner shall not dissolve the X LLP.
- On retirement of a partner, the retiring partner shall be entitled to full payment in respect of all his rights, title and interest in the partner as herein provided. However, upon insolvency of a partner his or her rights, title and interest in the X LLP shall come to an end. Upon the death of any of the partners herein any one of his or her heirs will be admitted as a partner of the X LLP in place of such deceased partner. The heirs, executors and administrators of such deceased partners shall be entitled to and shall be paid the full payment in respect of the right, title and interest of such deceased partner.
- On the death of any partner, if his or her heir opts not to become the partner, the surviving partners shall have the option to purchase the contribution of the deceased partner in the X LLP.
Duties of Partners
- Every partner shall account to the limited liability partnership for any benefit derived by him without the consent of the limited liability partnership from any transaction concerning the limited liability partnership, or from any use by him of the property, name or any business connection of the limited liability partnership.
- Every partner shall indemnify the limited liability partnership and the other existing partner for any loss caused to it by his fraud in the conduct of the business of the limited liability partnership.
- Each partner shall render true accounts and full information of all things affecting the limited liability partnership to any partner or his legal representatives.
- In case any of the Partners of the X LLP desires to transfer or assign his interest or shares in the X LLP he has to offer the same to the remaining partners by giving 15 days notice. In the absence of any communication by the remaining partners the concerned partner can transfer or assign his share in the market.
- No partner shall without the written consent of the X LLP,--
- Employ any money, goods or effects of the X LLP or pledge the credit thereof except in the ordinary course of business and upon the account or for the benefit of the X LLP.
- Lend money or give credit on behalf of the X LLP or to have any dealings with any persons, company or firm whom the other partner previously in writing have forbidden it to trust or deal with. Any loss incurred through any breach of provisions shall be made good with the X LLP by the partner incurring the same.
- Enter into any bond or becomes surety or security with or for any person or do knowingly cause or suffer to be done anything whereby the X LLP property or any part thereof may be seized.
- Assign, mortgage or charge his or her share" in the X LLP or any asset or property thereof or make any other person a partner therein.
- Compromise or compound or (except upon payment in full) release or discharge any debt due to the X LLP except upon the written consent given by the other partner.
- All the matters related to the X LLP as mentioned in schedule II to this agreement shall be decided by a resolution passed by a majority in number of the partners, and for this purpose, each partner shall have one vote.
- The meeting of the Partners may be called by sending 15 days prior notice to all the partners at their residential address or by mail at the Email ids provided by the individual Partners in written to the X LLP. In case any partner is a foreign resident the meeting may be conducted by serving 15 days prior notice through email. Provided the meeting be called at shorter notice, if majority of the partners agrees in writing to the same either before or after the meeting.
- The meeting of Partners shall ordinarily be held at the registered office of the X LLP or at any other place as per the convenience of partners.
- With the written Consent of all the partners, a meeting of the Partners may be conducted through Teleconferencing.
- Every limited liability partnership shall ensure that decisions taken by it are recorded in the minutes within thirty days of taking such decisions and are kept and maintained at the registered office of the X LLP.
- Each partner shall--
- Punctually pay and discharge the separate debts and engagement and indemnify the other partners and the X LLP assets against the same and all proceedings, costs, claims and demands in respect thereof.
- Each of the partners shall give time and attention as may be required for the fulfillment of the objectives of the X LLP business and they all shall be the working partners.
Duties of Designated Partner
- The Authorised representative of First Party and the Second Party shall act as the Designated Partner of the X LLP in terms of the requirement of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.
- The Designated Partners shall be responsible for the doing of all acts, matters and things as are required to be done by the limited liability partnership in respect of compliance of the provisions of this Act including filing of any document, return, statement and the like report pursuant to the provisions of Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.
- The Designated Partners shall be responsible for the doing of all acts arising out of this agreement.
- The X LLP shall pay such remuneration to the Designated Partner as may be decided by the majority of the Partners, for rendering his services as such.
- The X LLP shall indemnify and defend its partners and other officers from and against any and all liability in connection with claims, actions and proceedings (regardless of the outcome), judgment, loss or settlement thereof, whether civil or criminal, arising out of or resulting from their respective performances as partners and officers of the X LLP, except for the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the partner or officer seeking indemnification.
Cessation of existing Partners
- Partner may cease to be partner of the X LLP by giving a notice in writing of not less than thirty days to the other partners of his intention to resign as partner.
- No majority of Partners can expel any partner except in the situation where any partner has been found guilty of carrying of activity/business of X LLP with fraudulent purpose.
- The X LLP can be wounded up with the consent of all the partners subject to the provisions of Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008.
Extent of Liability of X LLP
- X LLP is not bound by anything done by a partner in dealing with a person if—
- the partner in fact has no authority to act for the X LLP in doing a particular act; and
- the person knows that he has no authority or does not know or believe him to be a partner of the X LLP.
- The limited liability partnership shall indemnify each partner in respect of payments made and personal liabilities incurred by him—
- in the ordinary and proper conduct of the business of the limited liability partnership; or
- in or about anything necessarily done for the preservation of the business or property of the limited liability partnership.
- The books of accounts of the firm shall be kept at the registered office of the X LLP for the reference of all the partners.
- The accounting year of the X LLP shall be from 1st April of the year to 31st March of subsequent year. The first accounting year shall be from the date of commencement of this X LLP till 31st March of the subsequent year.
- It is expressly agreed that the bank account of the X LLP shall be operated by the Second Party.
- All disputes between the partners or between the Partner and the X LLP arising out of the limited liability partnership agreement which cannot be resolved in terms of this agreement shall be referred for arbitration as per the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (26 of 1996).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have put their respective hands the day and year first hereinabove written
Signed and delivered by the
For and on behalf of
………………….(Name of LLP) (Partner)
ANCILLARY OR OTHER BUSINESS CARRIED OVER BY THE X LLP
- THE BUSINESS INCIDENTAL OR ANCILLARY TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THE MAIN BUSINESS ARE:
- THE OTHER BUSINESS ARE:
MATTERS TO BE DECIDED BY A RESOLUTION PASSED BY A MAJORITY IN NUMBER OF THE PARTNERS
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Posted On 12 August 2009 at 19:32
Tks, Mr. Nirav Pankaj shah. It appears from the recitals of the agreement that registration of the LLP should precede the agreement between the LLP and It's partners(the words 'agreement between -----, a company registered under the company's act etc... suggest that LLP company should be registered prior to the LLP agreement.) However, under the terms of the agreement, the partner/s agree to carry on business in the name and style of .............
If registration of LLP precedes the agreement, who shall take steps to register it, and what is the relationship with respect to the LLP of the person who is taking steps to register it with the register of companies? Would you please guide me?
Corporate Laws and Indirect Taxation Laws Practitioner.
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Posted On 13 August 2009 at 10:30
LLP is being formed by a Company and an Individual....