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The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships
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The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships: US and European Perspectives

Joseph A. McCahery, Theo Raaijmakers, and Erik P. M. Vermeulen


This book focuses upon the processes by which new business organization forms have developed in the US, UK, and continental Europe. Part I addresses the theoretical developments in partnership and close corporation law. In Part II, the contributors offer insights into the forces shaping the evolution of partnership-type business forms in the US, UK, and several European jurisdictions, and Part III provides detailed analyses of the Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), the European Private Company, and the Dutch partnership form.

Keywords: new business, partnership, close corporation law, evolution of partnership, European jurisdictions, LLC, LLP, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, European Private Company

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264353
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph A. McCahery, editor
Professor of International Business Law, Tilburg University and Research Fellow, Tilburg Center for Law and Economics

Theo Raaijmakers, editor
Professor of Corporate Law, Tilburg University

Erik P. M. Vermeulen, editor
Center for Company Law, Tilburg University



Part I Theory: Partnership Law And Close Corporations

Part II Evolution Of Partnerships And Closely Held Businesses

Part III Legislative Reform Initiatives In The United Kingdom And The United States

Part IV The European Private Company And Partnership Law Reform In The European Union