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I. Introduction
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Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 1 (1976): Partnership and Other Personal Associations for Profit

1. Purpose of this chapter. – The purpose of this chapter is to study the different types of business associations which have certain characteristics in common: (1) the individual person of each member plays a vital role; (2) the shares in the association are not represented by a transferable document (titre négociable); (3) at least one of the members is liable for the obligations of the association over and above his own contribution. Thes…

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Jacques Heenen, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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