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Definition of Company

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Company :

An association formed to conduct business or other activities in the name of the associatio Most companies are incorporated (See incorporation) and therefore have a legal personality distinct from those of their members. Incorporation is usually by registration under the Companies Act 1985 (See registration of a company) but may be by private Act of Parliament (See statutory company) or by royal charter (chartered company). Shareholders and directors are generally protected when the company goes out of business.

See foreign company; limited company; private company; public company; unlimited company; welsh company.

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  • Article Name: Company
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Company In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Company : An association [...]

This entry was last updated: November 4, 2020


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