Definition of Constitutive Act in English

The official document that enables a certain event to be accredited is called an act. Constitutive, on the other hand, is an adjective that refers to that which is the fundamental or fundamental component of something.

It is called incorporation to the legal instrument of binding character needed to form a company or organization. This document must include certain basic data on the entity created and must have the signature of all those who make up the company in question.

A company and a club, to name a few possibilities, must have a articles of incorporation for their existence to be legal. Otherwise, it will be de facto, unregistered companies.

Cooperatives, NGOs or sports clubs, for example, are some of the companies that must have a charter when they are launched.

The requirements to create a constitutive act vary according to the country and the type of organization. It can be said, at a general level, that the articles of incorporation of a company that will carry out a commercial activity must include its name (the name of the company created through the act), its corporate purpose (what the company will do), the registered office (where the company will be established) and contributions to share capital (how the ownership of the company is distributed among its partners according to their participation). In addition, the basic data of the people who make up the company (full name, age, national identity document, etc.) and their signatures must be included..

That without overlooking either how the company has been called, the contributions of social capital that have allowed it to take shape, the appointment of administrators and other relevant positions, the bases that clearly determine what is the administration of the company and finally how the dissolution would be carried out, should that point be reached.

At present, in numerous web pages and organizations can be found models of constitutive acts, such as those of corporations, communities of owners, civil societies, cooperatives…

An example of a constitutive act is the Constitutive Act of the Mexican Federation, which involved the union of the representatives of the governments of each Mexican state in the same legal entity. Said act was created in 1823 through a constituent congress.

However, we must not forget what is known as the Constitutive and Reform Act of 1847. It is considered, to a certain extent, that this act came to be the one in charge of shaping the Third Mexican Republic.

Of course, historically, we also came across the Constitutive Act of the Republic of Guatemala of 1851. This was in force until 1871 and stood out because, among other things, it established that the State of said country was arranged in four large groups: the Presidency of the Republic, the House of Representatives, the Council of State and the Judicial Order.

In the same way, it determined that the President would be elected for a period of four years, that the Catholic religion would be the only one of the State and that the Council of State would have a much more important value than the one it had presented until then.

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