Definition of memorandum of association

Memorandum of association is a legal document that regulates a company’s external activities. This document is drawn up at the time of formation of a registered company.

Memorandum of association along with article of association forms a company’s constitution.

The memorandum of association gives the following details:

  • Name of the company
  • Name of its members
  • Location of registered office
  • Objective of the company
  • Amount of authorized share capital etc.

MOA is a public document and it may be accessed by anyone.

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