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Underdevelopment and the Development of Law

Corporations and Corporation Law in Nineteenth-Century Colombia

By Robert C. Means

347 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2150-0
    Published: August 2016

Studies in Legal History

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Means provides the first major study of both the historical development of private law in a Latin American country and the shifting role of business corporations or share companies in Latin American development. He shows that Colombia's corporate law provisions for commercial codes held only a tenuous relationship to reality and that, even today, Colombia's commercial development continues to be affected by a paucity of legal scholars, case reports, and legal journals.