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"Legal exposure" lifting the corporate veil in deciding matrimonial property

Abd Ghadas, Zuhairah Ariff and Ibrahim, Norliah (2010) "Legal exposure" lifting the corporate veil in deciding matrimonial property. In: International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences and Technology 2010 (iCAST2010), 24th-26th February, 2010, Kedah.

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The doctrine of lifting of corporate veil is a legal principle applied by the court to set aside the separate legal entity of a company in order to discover the truth behind the veil of corporation. Despite its frequent use, the doctrine of lifting the corporate veil is only applied by the court under justified circumstances, for example when physical attributes of the company is required, in cases involving fraud or when the company is used as a sham, alter ego or agent of the owner/members for certain purposes In today's business world, there are many methods which are adopted by businessman to hide their personal interest in the business's assets/property. One of the ways is by transferring personal property to the companies or by using the company to buy assets which is meant for the owner/members. Under the doctrine of separate legal entity, a company can hold land/property under its own name and the members/owners have no interest in the company's property/assets. This doctrine could create problems to divorced couple in determining the matrimonial property, particularly if one of the parties conceals his/her personal interest behind the corporate entity which he/she owns. This paper intends to discuss the possibilities of applying the doctrine of lifting the corporate in determining matrimonial property in cases which involve property/assets under the company's name. Research methodologies which are adopted for this paper are statutory and doctrinal analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1723/12123
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifting of corporate veil, corporate personality, matrimonial property
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Nur Aqilah Norudin (PT)
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 14:30
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 09:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12123

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