Private Corporations And Their Control Vol I A.B. Levy

ISBN: 9781406746846

Published: March 1st 2007

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Private Corporations And Their Control   Vol I  by  A.B. Levy

Private Corporations And Their Control Vol I by A.B. Levy
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PRIVATE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR CONTROL by A. B. Dr. Juris Budapest, C. L. S. Cantab., LL. M. Bristol Volume I LONDON ROUTLEDGE KEGAN PAUL LIMITED BROADWAY HOUSE 68-74 CARTER LANE, E. C. 4 First published 1950 To the Memory of My Friend KARL MANNHEIMMorePRIVATE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR CONTROL by A.

B. Dr. Juris Budapest, C. L. S. Cantab., LL. M. Bristol Volume I LONDON ROUTLEDGE KEGAN PAUL LIMITED BROADWAY HOUSE 68-74 CARTER LANE, E. C. 4 First published 1950 To the Memory of My Friend KARL MANNHEIM PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS LIMITED LONDON AND BECCLES CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE INTRODUCTION ....... ix PART I HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND I. THE EVOLUTION OF CORPORATE ENTERPRISE. . 3 1 . Business Associations in the Ancient World . 3 2. Medieval Business Associations on the Continent of Europe ...... 8 3. Joint Enterprise in Medieval England .

. 13 4. Early Trading Companies . . . .17 5. English Chartered Companies . . .21 6. The Bubble Act and its Consequences . . 42 7. French Companies and Company Law to 1807 53 8. English Companies and Company Law from 1825 to 1844 57 9. English Companies from 1 844 to the Introduction of Limited Liability.

Evolution of Com panies in Scotland . . . . 71 10. The Companies Act of 1862 .... 82 1 1 . French Company Legislation under the Second Empire ....... 90 12. Companies and Company Law in Germany and the German Commercial Code 95 13. American Business Corporations to the Civil War 103 14. Companies and Company Legislation in Great Britain from 1877 to the Companies Act of 1908 .

. . . . . .116 15. German Company Legislation between 1871 and 1900 ....... 125 1 6. American Business Corporations and Corpora tion Law from 1865 . . . . .146 VI CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE 17. French Legislation from 1893 to 1914 . . 155 1 8. British Companies under the Companies Act of 1908.

The Act of 1 929 . . . .158 19. French Legislation after 1913 . . .163 20. British Companies under the Act of 1929 .164 21. German Companies after 1919 . . .168 22. American Business Corporations after the First World War. The New Deal Company Legislation . . . . . .185 23. German Companies in and after the Crisis. Nazi Company Legislation .... 206 24. Vichy Legislation . . . . . .217 25. Survey of other Company Legislations . .221 II. PRIVATE CORPORATIONS IN MODERN SOCIETY . 224 26. The Corporate Sector of National Economy . 224 27.

Dispersal of Share Ownership . . . 236 28. Management and Control .... 253 29. Publicly Owned Corporations . . . 265 30. Economic Organisations in the U. S. S. R. . 285 PART II LEGAL PROBLEMS OF PRIVATE CORPORATIONS I. LEGAL STRUCTURE OF PRIVATE CORPORATIONS . 295 31. Capital and Shares ..... 295 32.

Share Certificates ..... 300 33. Size of Capital and Shares .... 308 34. Reserves . . . . . . .311 35. Contribution and Liability of Shareholders . 314 36. Business Corporations and Co-operatives . 320 37. Business Trusts ...... 324 38. Corporate Name ...... 337 39. Autonomy of Corporations Memorandum and Articles ....... 345 40. Publicity ....... 352 CONTENTS Vll CHAP.

PAGE II. THE FORMATION OF COMPANIES .... 355 41. Preliminary Remarks ..... 355 42. Formalities of Creation, especially the Con stituent Act 357 43. Objects and Other Clauses .... 368 44. Issue and Placing of Shares ....

380 45. Shares for Property 408 46. Liability for the Prospectus .... 420 47. Promoters and their Liabilities . . . 430 48. Defects of the Act of Creation the Doctrine of De Facto Corporations . . . .441 49. Contracts before Incorporation . . . 449 INTRODUCTION This book is concerned with the problems of private corpora tions and their control.

By private corporations are meant associationsformed to carry on some business undertaking, and possessing the attributes of a legal entity. This terminology is almost identical with that used in the legal and economic litera ture of the U. S. A. It is the company limited by shares, the Societe Anonyme, the Aktiengesellschafi, with which we are concerned. The word control will cover both the distribution of power within such corporations and the supervision of their manage ment both by their own members and by the public authorities...



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