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(p. 42) 3. Corporate personality 

(p. 42) 3. Corporate personality
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(p. 42) 3. Corporate personality
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Brenda Hannigan

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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0003
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date: 23 July 2019

This chapter discusses the concept of personality. This fundamental principle of company law was established by the House of Lords in Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd. However, there is a discretionary jurisdiction whereby, in a variety of circumstances, the court may disregard or pierce or lift the corporate veil and look to those controlling the entity.

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