Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Antunes and Torres on the Origins of Portuguese Company Law

Continuing today’s theme, the history of corporation law, we note that José Engrácia Antunes and Nuno Pinheiro Torres have posted On the Historical Origins of Portuguese Company Law, which appeared in VOC 1602-2002, 400 Years of Company Law, ed. E. Gepken-Jager, G. Van Solinge, and L. Timmerman (Kluwer Legal Publishers, 2005):
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