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Corporate personality in company jurisprudence: Divergences in theoretical perspectives

Amadike Nkem


Theories in company law are in no small measure great each trying to explain the corporate personality. These involve the fiction, concession, real entity, nexus-of-contract, aggregate and corporate social responsibility theories, inter alia. In this essay, these theories are viewed through the prism of critical analysis. Following the contradicting views arising from the theories, this essay concludes that corporate law theories cannot be determinate, but nevertheless, significant in terms of context and convention.

Keywords: Corporate law, Law theories, Corporate Personality, Divergences