Memorandum of Association
Memorandum of Association is a document that regulates a company's external activities and must be drawn up on the formation of a registered or incorporated company. As the company's charter it forms the company's constitution.
The memorandum of association gives the company's name, names of its members (shareholders) and number of shares held by them, and location of its registered office. It also states the company's (1) objectives, (2) amount of authorized share capital, (3) whether liability of its members is limited by shares or by guaranty, and (4) what type of contracts the company is allowed to enter into.
The memorandum is a public document and may be inspected by anyone, usually at the public office where it is lodged.