1. – The concept of legal personality was developed in german legal scholarship of the 18th and 19th centuries.3 It indicates the capability of human beings to be the subject of rights and duties.4 Legal personality constitutes the logical first step5 to capacity to act6, i.e. the ability to establish, exercise, transfer or renounce rights.
This splitting of the legal perso…
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Andreas Heldrich and
Anton F. Steiner,
“I. Legal Personality”, 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.
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