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On the Historical Origins of Portuguese Company Law

"The Portuguese East India Company (1628-1633)". In: Gepken-Jager, E./ Van Solinge, G./ Timmerman, L. (eds.), “VOC 1602-2002 – 400 Years of Company Law”, Series Law of Business and Finance, VI, 159-186, Kluwer Legal Publishers, Deventer, 2005.

25 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2017  

Date Written: March 1, 2017

Abstract

The Portuguese East India Company, incorporated in 1628, is one the historical predecessors of the modern public corporations. In spite of its short life, its conception, organization and subsequent launch represented a milestone in the historical origins of Portuguese company law.

Keywords: Company Law; history of company law; colonial companies; corporations

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Engrácia Antunes, José and Torres, Nuno Pinheiro, On the Historical Origins of Portuguese Company Law (March 1, 2017). "The Portuguese East India Company (1628-1633)". In: Gepken-Jager, E./ Van Solinge, G./ Timmerman, L. (eds.), “VOC 1602-2002 – 400 Years of Company Law”, Series Law of Business and Finance, VI, 159-186, Kluwer Legal Publishers, Deventer, 2005.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2925291

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