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III. Representative and Official Parties
(7,566 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 5 (1977): Parties

Completed in July 1975

Ernst J. Cohn

A. Representative Parties

92. General. – All legal systems provide for numerous cases in which assets are to be administered either by persons who are not personally interested or who are only partly interested in them. In the civil law systems proceedings relating to these assets can often be brought by the administrator in the name of the person who is the actual holder of the interest in the as…

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Ernst J. Cohn, “III. Representative and Official Parties”, 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 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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