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10 Corporations

From: Private International Law in English Courts

Adrian Briggs

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 September 2021

Subject(s):
Freedom of establishment — Corporations — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Contract — Validity of contract
10.01 Although a corporation is a person—a legal rather than a natural person, a persona ficta—it has long been the tradition of English private international law to treat corporations separately from the law of natural persons.1 It has also been the tradition of English law to examine the private international law of corporations alongside the private international law of corporate insolvency, presumably on the basis that insolvency is a significant fact of corporate life and litigation. That tradition is not reflected here, as the private international law of...
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