§ 13.1-761

Effect of certificate of authority

A. A certificate of authority authorizes the foreign corporation to which it is issued to transact business in this Commonwealth subject, however, to the right of the Commonwealth to revoke the certificate as provided in this Act.

B. A foreign corporation holding a valid certificate of authority shall have no greater rights and privileges than a domestic corporation. The certificate of authority shall not be deemed to authorize it to exercise any of its corporate powers or purposes that a foreign corporation is forbidden by law to exercise in this Commonwealth.

C. This chapter does not authorize this Commonwealth to regulate the organization or internal affairs of a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this Commonwealth.


Code 1950, §§ 13.1-102, 13.1-103, 13.1-108; 1956, c. 428; 1985, c. 522.


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