Cover

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Title Page

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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General Editor's Foreword

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p. vii

Times are changing for professional education as for all else in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Society of Accountants has recognized the need to bring its educational demands horne to Hong Kong and forward to the present day. All the law parts of the professional examinations will now require the student to know the law in Hong Kong rather than England. Before the Society could ...

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Preface to the Second Edition

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p. ix

This book deals mainly with the law of agency and partnership. It also touches on the basic principles of company law. Local academics and practitioners have not written much on the law relating to agency and partnership. It is hoped that this book will stimulate more detailed and thorough research into these two areas. There has not been significant change in the law covered by this book ...

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Ch.1. Agency

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pp. 1-26

Contract is the basic legal tool of business. It is the machinery by which business relations are created and controlled. One particular kind of contract is important when business grows into something more than isolated transactions between one person and another. This is the contract of agency. No limited company can act except ...

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Ch. 2. Partnership

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pp. 27-50

Partnership law in Hong Kong is contained principally in the Partnership Ordinance (PO) and the Limited Partnerships Ordinance (LPO). No nationality or residency requirements exist in either of these ordinances. PO follows the English Partnership Act 1890 and LPO follows the English Limited Partnerships Act 1907. PO is the ...

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Ch 3. Companies

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pp. 51-62

This is the simplest and therefore most common form of business entity since there are so few legal requirements involved. The sole trader is his own boss without any shareholders or co-directors or partners to answer to. Sole traders' affairs are their own and there is no legal requirement to register accounts. One important disadvantage ...

Bibliography

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pp. 63-64

Abbreviations

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pp. 65-66

Table of Cases

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pp. 67-70

Glossary and Index

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pp. 71-74

About the Author

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