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Theoretical Inquiries in Law

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Some Reflections on the Transplantation of British Company Law in Post-Ottoman Palestine

Ron Harris1 / Michael Crystal2

1Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

2Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

Citation Information: Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 561–587, ISSN (Online) 1565-3404, DOI: 10.2202/1565-3404.1226, June 2009

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This Article discusses the transplantation and harmonization of company law legislation in the British Empire in the early 20th century and in Palestine in particular. It describes the displacement of Ottoman law and its replacement by British company law in Palestine, particularly through the Palestine Companies Ordinance 1929. The Article suggests that the transplantation of British company legislation into Palestine was neither straightforward nor all-encompassing. The Article discusses some specific areas of transplantation difficulty in the case of mandatory Palestine, viz. private companies, foreign companies, branch registers, and limits on land acquisition.

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