Pinpointing the Emergence of the Company Limited by Guarantee in Company Law: Historical Origins and Modern Day Review

30 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013 Last revised: 26 Jun 2014

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William Byrnes

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: August 2, 2013

Abstract

The origin of the "company limited by guarantee" is nearly impossible to pinpoint. While some experts believe that this type of business form sprang into being overnight, it is more likely that the company limited by guarantee slowly developed over centuries of time. The origins of the company limited by guarantee have a shadowy existence, which is likely attributable to the notion that this business form is comprised of bits and pieces of other business forms that existed in early English history.

Keywords: corporate law, company law, company limited by guarantee, English company law, legal history

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Byrnes, IV, William H., Pinpointing the Emergence of the Company Limited by Guarantee in Company Law: Historical Origins and Modern Day Review (August 2, 2013). Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2304574. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304574

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