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Partnership Act 1961

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135

Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2007

First enacted ... ... ... ... ...1961 (Sabah Ord. No.1 of 1961)
Revised ... ... ... ... ... ...1974 (Act 135 w.e.f. 1 July 1974)
Date of coming into operation ... ...Sabah - 29 April 1961; Other States - 1 July 1974

 

ACT 135
PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961
(Click here to see Annotated Statutes of this Act)

Part I PRELIMINARY

SECTION

1.Short title

2.Interpretation

Part II NATURE OF PARTNERSHIP

SECTION

3.Definition of partnership

4.Certain circumstances not prima facie partnerships

5.Postponement of rights of person lending or selling in consideration of share of profits in case of bankruptcy

6.Meaning of firm and firm-name

Part III RELATIONS OF PARTNERS TO PERSONS DEALING WITH THEM

SECTION

7.Power of partner to bind firm

8.Partners bound by acts on behalf of firm

9.Partner using credit of firm for private purposes

10.Effect of notice that firm will not be bound by acts of partner

11.Liability of partners

12.Liability of firm for wrongs

13.Misapplication of money or property received for or in custody of firm

14.Liability for wrongs joint and several

15.Improper employment of trust property for partnership purposes

16.Persons liable by "holding out"

17.Admissions and representations of partner

18.Notice to acting partner to be notice to firm

19.Liability of incoming and outgoing partners

20.Revocation of continuing guarantee by change in firm

Part IV RELATIONS OF PARTNERS TO ONE ANOTHER

SECTION

21.Variation by consent of terms of partnership

22.Partnership property

23.Property bought with partnership money

24.Conversion into personal estate of land held as partnership property

25.Procedure against partnership property for partner's separate judgment debt

26.Rules as to interests and duties of partners, subject to special agreement

27.Expulsion of partner

28.Retirement from partnership at will

29.Where partnership for term is continued over, continuance on old terms presumed

30.Duty of partners to render accounts, etc.

31.Accountability of partners for private profits

32.Duty of partner not to compete with firm

33.Rights of assignee of share in partnership

Part V DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

SECTION

34.Dissolution by expiration or notice

35.Dissolution by bankruptcy, death or charge

36.Dissolution by illegality of partnership

37.Dissolution by the court

38.Rights of persons dealing with firm against apparent members of firm

39.Right of partner to notify dissolution

40.Continuing authority of partners for purposes of winding up

41.Rights of partners as to application of partnership property

42.Apportionment of premium where partnership prematurely dissolved

43.Rights where partnership dissolved for fraud or misrepresentation

44.Rights of outgoing partner in certain cases to share profits made after dissolution

45.Retiring or deceased partner's share to be a debt

46.Rules for distribution of assets on final settlement of accounts

47.Savings

An Act relating to partnership.

[Sabah--29 April 1961; Other States--1 July 1974, Act A240]
 
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Part I PRELIMINARY

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Partnership Act 1961.
 
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1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Partnership Act 1961.

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2. Interpretation

In this Act--

"bankruptcy"

means--

(a) being the subject of an order of adjudication under the Bankruptcy Act 1967 [ Act 360];

(b) entering into an agreement to pay creditors less than the full amountowed; or

(c) dying in insolvent circumstances;
 
"business"

includes every trade, occupation, or profession.
 
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2. Interpretation

In this Act-

"bankruptcy"

means-

(a) being the subject of an order of adjudication under the Bankruptcy Act 1967 [Act 360];

(b) entering into an agreement to pay creditors less than the full amountowed; or

(c) dying in insolvent circumstances;
 
"business"

includes every trade, occupation, or profession

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Part II NATURE OF PARTNERSHIP
 
3. Definition of partnership

(1) Partnership is the relation which subsists between persons carryingon business in common with a view of profit.

(2) The relationbetween members of any company or association which is--

(a) registeredas a company under the Companies Act 1965 [ Act 125] or as a co-operative society under any written law relating to co-operative societies; or

(b) formed or incorporated by or in pursuance of--

(i) any other law having effect in Malaysia or any part thereof; or

(ii) any letters patent, Royal Charter or Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, is not a partnership within the meaning of this Act.

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3. Definition of partnership

(1) Partnership is the relation which subsists between persons carryingon business in common with a view of profit.

(2) The relationbetween members of any company or association which is-

(a) registeredas a company under the Companies Act 1965 [Act 125] or as a co-operative society under any written law relating to co-operative societies; or

(b) formed or incorporated by or in pursuance of-

(i) any other law having effect in Malaysia or any part thereof; or

(ii) any letters patent, Royal Charter or Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom,is not a partnership within the meaning of this Act.

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4. Certain circumstances not prima facie partnerships

In determining whether a partnership does or does not exist, regard shall be had to the following rules:

(a) joint tenancy, tenancy in common, joint property, common property, or part ownership does not of itself create a partnership as to anything so held or owned, whether the tenants or owners do or do not share any profits made by the use thereof;

(b) the sharing of gross returns does not of itself create a partnership, whether the persons sharing such returns have or have not a joint or common right or interest in any property from which or from the use of which the returns are derived;

(c) the receipt by a person of a share of the profits of business is prima facie evidence that he is a partner in the business, but the receipt of such a share, or of a payment contingent on or varying with the profits of a business, does not of itself make him a partner in the business; and in particular--

(i) the receipt by a person of a debt or other liquidated amount, by instalments or otherwise, out of the accruing profits of a business does not of itself make him a partner in the business or liable as such;

(ii) a contract for the remuneration of a servant or agent of a person engaged in a business by a share of the profits of the business does not of itself make the servant or agent a partner in the business or liable as such;

(iii) a person being the widow or child of a deceased partner, and receiving by way of annuity a portion of the profits made in the business in which the deceased person was a partner, is not, by reason only of such receipt, a partner in the business or liable as such;

(iv) the advance of money by way of loan to a person engaged or about to engage in any business on a contract with that person that the lender shall receive a rate of interest varying with the profits, or shall receive a share of the profits, arising from carrying on the business, does not of itself make the lender a partner with the person or persons carrying on the business or liable as such:

Provided that the contract is in writing and signed by or on behalf of all the parties thereto; and

(v) a person receiving, by way of annuity or otherwise, a portion of the profits of a business in consideration of the sale by him of the goodwill of the business is not, by reason only of such receipt, a partner in the business or liable as such.
 
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4. Certain circumstances not prima facie partnerships

In determining whether a partnership does or does not exist, regard shall be had to the following rules:

(a) joint tenancy, tenancy in common, joint property, common property, or part ownership does not of itself create a partnership as to anything so held or owned, whether the tenants or owners do or do not share any profits made by the use thereof;

(b) the sharing of gross returns does not of itself create a partnership, whether the persons sharing such returns have or have not a joint or common right or interest in any property from which or from the use of which the returns are derived;

(c) the receipt by a person of a share of the profits of business is prima facie evidence that he is a partner in the business, but the receipt of such a share, or of a payment contingent on or varying with the profits of a business, does not of itself make him a partner in the business; and in particular-

(i) the receipt by a person of a debt or other liquidated amount, by instalments or otherwise, out of the accruing profits of a business does not of itself make him a partner in the business or liable as such;

(ii) a contract for the remuneration of a servant or agent of a person engaged in a business by a share of the profits of the business does not of itself make the servant or agent a partner in the business or liable as such;

(iii) a person being the widow or child of a deceased partner, and receiving by way of annuity a portion of the profits made in the business in which the deceased person was a partner, is not, by reason only of such receipt, a partner in the business or liable as such;

(iv) the advance of money by way of loan to a person engaged or about to engage in any business on a contract with that person that the lender shall receive a rate of interest varying with the profits, or shall receive a share of the profits, arising from carrying on the business, does not of itself make the lender a partner with the person or persons carrying on the business or liable as such:

Provided that the contract is in writing and signed by or on behalf of all the parties thereto; and

(v) a person receiving, by way of annuity or otherwise, a portion of the profits of a business in consideration of the sale by him of the goodwill of the business is not, by reason only of such receipt, a partner in the business or liable as such.

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5. Postponement of rights of person lending or selling in consideration of share of profits in case of bankruptcy

In the event of the bankruptcy of any person to whom money has been advanced by way of loan upon such a contract as is mentioned in subparagraph 4(c)(iv), or of any buyer of a goodwill in consideration of a share of the profits of the business, the lender of the loan shall not be entitled to recover anything in respect of his loan, and the seller of the goodwill shall not be entitled to recover anything in respect of the share of profits contracted for, until the claims of other creditors of the borrower or buyer for valuable consideration in money or money's worth have been satisfied.
 
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5. Postponement of rights of person lending or selling in consideration of share of profits in case of bankruptcy

In the event of the bankruptcy of any person to whom money has been advanced by way of loan upon such a contract as is mentioned in subparagraph 4(c)(iv), or of any buyer of a goodwill in consideration of a share of the profits of the business, the lender of the loan shall not be entitled to recover anything in respect of his loan, and the seller of the goodwill shall not be entitled to recover anything in respect of the share of profits contracted for, until the claims of other creditors of the borrower or buyer for valuable consideration in money or money's worth have been satisfied.
 
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6. Meaning of firm and firm-name

Persons who have entered into partnership with one another are, for the purposes of this Act, called collectively a firm, and the name under which their business is carried on is called the firm-name.

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6. Meaning of firm and firm-name

Persons who have entered into partnership with one another are, for the purposes of this Act, called collectively a firm, and the name under which their business is carried on is called the firm-name.
 
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Part III RELATIONS OF PARTNERS TO PERSONS DEALING WITH THEM
 
7. Power of partner to bind firm

Every partner is an agent of the firm and his other partners for the purpose of the business of the partnership; and the acts of every partner who does any act for carrying on in the usual way business of the kind carried on by the firm of which he is a member bind the firm and his partners, unless the partner so acting has in fact no authority to act for the firm in the particular matter, and the person with whom he is dealing either knows that he has no authority or does not know or believe him to be a partner.
 
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7. Power of partner to bind firm

Every partner is an agent of the firm and his other partners for the purpose of the business of the partnership; and the acts of every partner who does any act for carrying on in the usual way business of the kind carried on by the firm of which he is a member bind the firm and his partners, unless the partner so acting has in fact no authority to act for the firm in the particular matter, and the person with whom he is dealing either knows that he has no authority or does not know or believe him to be a partner.
 
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8. Partners bound by acts on behalf of firm

An act or instrument relating to the business of the firm and done or executed in the firm-name, or in any other manner showing an intention to bind the firm, by any person thereto authorized, whether a partner or not, is binding on the firm and all the partners:

Provided that this section shall not affect any general rule of law relating to the execution of deeds or negotiable instruments.

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8. Partners bound by acts on behalf of firm

An act or instrument relating to the business of the firm and done or executed in the firm-name, or in any other manner showing an intention to bind the firm, by any person thereto authorized, whether a partner or not, is binding on the firm and all the partners:

Provided that this section shall not affect any general rule of law relating to the execution of deeds or negotiable instruments.

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9. Partner using credit of firm for private purposes

Where one partner pledges the credit of the firm for a purpose apparently not connected with the firm's ordinary course of business, the firm is not bound, unless he is in fact specially authorized by the other partners; but this section does not affect any personal liability incurred by an individual partner.
 
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9. Partner using credit of firm for private purposes

Where one partner pledges the credit of the firm for a purpose apparently not connected with the firm's ordinary course of business, the firm is not bound, unless he is in fact specially authorized by the other partners; but this section does not affect any personal liability incurred by an individual partner.

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10. Effect of notice that firm will not be bound by acts of partner

If it has been agreed between the partners that any restriction shall be placed on the power of any one or more of them to bind the firm, no act done in contravention of the agreement is binding on the firm with respect to persons having notice of the agreement.
 
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10. Effect of notice that firm will not be bound by acts of partner

If it has been agreed between the partners that any restriction shall be placed on the power of any one or more of them to bind the firm, no act done in contravention of the agreement is binding on the firm with respect to persons having notice of the agreement.
 
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11. Liability of partners

Every partner in a firm is liable jointly with the other partners for all debts and obligations of the firm incurred while he is a partner; and after his death his estate is also severally liable in a due course of administration for such debts and obligations, so far as they remain unsatisfied but subject to the prior payment of his separate debts.
 
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11. Liability of partners

Every partner in a firm is liable jointly with the other partners for all debts and obligations of the firm incurred while he is a partner; and after his death his estate is also severally liable in a due course of administration for such debts and obligations, so far as they remain unsatisfied but subject to the prior payment of his separate debts.
 
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12. Liability of firm for wrongs

Where, by any wrongful act or omission of any partner acting in the ordinary course of the business of the firm or with the authority of his co-partners, loss or injury is caused to any person not being a partner in the firm, or any penalty is incurred, the firm is liable therefor to the same extent as the partner so acting or omitting to act.
 
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12. Liability of firm for wrongs

Where, by any wrongful act or omission of any partner acting in the ordinary course of the business of the firm or with the authority of his co-partners, loss or injury is caused to any person not being a partner in the firm, or any penalty is incurred, the firm is liable therefor to the same extent as the partner so acting or omitting to act.
 
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13. Misapplication of money or property received for or in custody of firm

In the following cases, namely:

(a) where one partner, acting within the scope of his apparent authority, receives the money or property of a third person and misapplies it; and

(b) where a firm in the course of its business receives the money or property of a third person, and the money or property so received is misapplied by one or more of the partners while it is in the custody of the firm, the firm is liable to make good the loss.
 
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13. Misapplication of money or property received for or in custody of firm

In the following cases, namely:

(a) where one partner, acting within the scope of his apparent authority, receives the money or property of a third person and misapplies it; and

(b) where a firm in the course of its business receives the money or property of a third person, and the money or property so received is misapplied by one or more of the partners while it is in the custody of the firm, the firm is liable to make good the loss.

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14. Liability for wrongs joint and several

Every partner is liable jointly with his co-partners and also severally for everything for which the firm while he is a partner therein becomes liable under section12 or 13.

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14. Liability for wrongs joint and several

Every partner is liable jointly with his co-partners and also severally for everything for which the firm while he is a partner therein becomes liable under section12 or 13.

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15. Improper employment of trust property for partnership purposes

If a partner, being a trustee, improperly employs trust property in the business or on the account of the partnership, no other partner is liable for the trust property to the persons beneficially interested therein:

Provided as follows:

(a) this section shall not affect any liability incurred by any partner by reason of his having notice of a breach of trust; and

(b) nothing in this section shall prevent trust money from being followed and recovered from the firm, if still in its possession or under its control.
 
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15. Improper employment of trust property for partnership purposes

If a partner, being a trustee, improperly employs trust property in the business or on the account of the partnership, no other partner is liable for the trust property to the persons beneficially interested therein:

Provided as follows:

(a)  this section shall not affect any liability incurred by any partner by reason of his having notice of a breach of trust; and

(b) nothing in this section shall prevent trust money from being followed and recovered from the firm, if still in its possession or under its control.
 
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16. Persons liable by "holding out"

Every one who by words spoken or written or by conduct represents himself, or who knowingly suffers himself, to be represented, as a partner in a particular firm is liable as a partner to any one who has on the faith of any such representation given credit to the firm, whether the representation has or has not been made or communicated to the person so giving credit by or with the knowledge of the apparent partner making the representation or suffering it to be made:

Provided that where, after a partner's death, the partnership business is continued in the old firm-name, the continued use of that name or of the deceased partner's name as part thereof shall not of itself make his executor's or administrator's estate or effects liable for any partnership debts contracted after his death.
 
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16. Persons liable by "holding out"

Every one who by words spoken or written or by conduct represents himself, or who knowingly suffers himself, to be represented, as a partner in a particular firm is liable as a partner to any one who has on the faith of any such representation given credit to the firm, whether the representation has or has not been made or communicated to the person so giving credit by or with the knowledge of the apparent partner making the representation or suffering it to be made:

Provided that where, after a partner's death, the partnership business is continued in the old firm-name, the continued use of that name or of the deceased partner's name as part thereof shall not of itself make his executor's or administrator's estate or effects liable for any partnership debts contracted after his death.

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17. Admissions and representations of partner
An admission or representation made by any partner concerning the partnership affairs, and in the ordinary course of its business, is evidence against the firm.
 
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17. Admissions and representations of partner

An admission or representation made by any partner concerning the partnership affairs, and in the ordinary course of its business, is evidence against the firm.

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18. Notice to acting partner to be notice to firm

Notice to any partner who habitually acts in the partnership business of any matter relating to partnership affairs operates as notice to the firm, except in the case of a fraud on the firm committed by or with the consent of that partner.

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18. Notice to acting partner to be notice to firm

Notice to any partner who habitually acts in the partnership business of any matter relating to partnership affairs operates as notice to the firm, except in the case of a fraud on the firm committed by or with the consent of that partner.

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19. Liability of incoming and outgoing partners

(1) A person who is admitted as a partner into an existing firm does not thereby become liable to the creditors of the firm for anything done before he became a partner.

(2) A partner who retires from a firm does not thereby cease to be liable for partnership debts or obligations incurred before his retirement.

(3) A retiring partner may be discharged from any existing liabilities by an agreement to that effect between himself and the members of the firm as newly constituted and the creditors, and this agreement may be either express or inferred as a fact from the course of dealing between the creditors and the firm as newly constituted.

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19. Liability of incoming and outgoing partners

(1) A person who is admitted as a partner into an existing firm does not thereby become liable to the creditors of the firm for anything done before he became a partner.

(2) A partner who retires from a firm does not thereby cease to be liable for partnership debts or obligations incurred before his retirement.

(3) A retiring partner may be discharged from any existing liabilities by an agreement to that effect between himself and the members of the firm as newly constituted and the creditors, and this agreement may be either express or inferred as a fact from the course of dealing between the creditors and the firm as newly constituted.

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20. Revocation of continuing guarantee by change in firm

A continuing guarantee given either to a firm or to a third person in respect of the transactions of a firm is, in the absence of agreement to the contrary, revoked as to future transactions by any change in the constitution of the firm to which, or of the firm in respect of the transactions of which, the guarantee was given.

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20. Revocation of continuing guarantee by change in firm

A continuing guarantee given either to a firm or to a third person in respect of the transactions of a firm is, in the absence of agreement to the contrary, revoked as to future transactions by any change in the constitution of the firm to which, or of the firm in respect of the transactions of which, the guarantee was given.

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Part IV RELATIONS OF PARTNERS TO ONE ANOTHER
21. Variation by consent of terms of partnership

The mutual rights and duties of partners, whether ascertained by agreement or defined by this Act, may be varied by the consent of all the partners, and such consent may be either express or inferred from a course of dealing.

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21. Variation by consent of terms of partnership

The mutual rights and duties of partners, whether ascertained by agreement or defined by this Act, may be varied by the consent of all the partners, and such consent may be either express or inferred from a course of dealing.

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22. Partnership property

(1) All property and rights and interests in property originally brought into the partnership stock or acquired, whether by purchase or otherwise, on account of the firm or for the purposes and in the course of the partnership business, are called in this Act partnership property and must be held and applied by the partnership property and must be held and applied by the partners exclusively for the purposes of the partnership and in accordance with the partnership agreement:

Provided that the legal estate or interest in any land which belongs to the partnership shall devolve according to the nature and tenure thereof and the general rules of law applicable thereto but in trust, so far as necessary, for the persons beneficially interested in the land under this section.

(2) Where co-owners of an estate or interest in any land, not being itself partnership property, are partners as to profits made by the use of that land, and purchase other land out of the profits to be used in like manner, the land so purchased belongs to them, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, not as partners, but as co-owners for the same respective estates and interests as are held by them in the land first mentioned at the date of the purchase.

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22. Partnership property

(1) All property and rights and interests in property originally brought into the partnership stock or acquired, whether by purchase or otherwise, on account of the firm or for the purposes and in the course of the partnership business, are called in this Act partnership property and must be held and applied by the partnership property and must be held and applied by the partners exclusively for the purposes of the partnership and in accordance with the partnership agreement:

Provided that the legal estate or interest in any land which belongs to the partnership shall devolve according to the nature and tenure thereof and the general rules of law applicable thereto but in trust, so far as necessary, for the persons beneficially interested in the land under this section.

(2) Where co-owners of an estate or interest in any land, not being itself partnership property, are partners as to profits made by the use of that land, and purchase other land out of the profits to be used in like manner, the land so purchased belongs to them, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, not as partners, but as co-owners for the same respective estates and interests as are held by them in the land first mentioned at the date of the purchase.

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23. Property bought with partnership money

Unless the contrary intention appears, property bought with money belonging to the firm is deemed to have been bought on account of the firm.

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23. Property bought with partnership money

Unless the contrary intention appears, property bought with money belonging to the firm is deemed to have been bought on account of the firm.
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24. Conversion into personal estate of land held as partnership property


Where land or any interest therein has become partnership property, it shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be treated as between the partners (including the representatives of a deceased partner), and also as between the heirs of a deceased partner and his executors or administrators, as personal and not real estate.

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24. Conversion into personal estate of land held as partnership property

Where land or any interest therein has become partnership property, it shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be treated as between the partners (including the representatives of a deceased partner), and also as between the heirs of a deceased partner and his executors or administrators, as personal and not real estate.

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25. Procedure against partnership property for partner's separate judgment debt

(1) A writ of execution shall not issue against any partnership property except on a judgment against the firm.

(2) The court may on the application by summons of any judgment creditor of a partner, make an order charging that partner's interest in the partnership property and profits with payment of the amount of the judgment debt and interest thereon, and may, by the same or a subsequent order, appoint a receiver of that partner's share of profits (whether already declared or accruing), and of any other money which may be coming to him in respect of the partnership, and direct all accounts and inquiries, and give all other orders and directions, which might have been directed or given if the charge had been made in favour of the judgment creditor by the partner, or which the circumstances of the case may require.

(3) The other partner or partners shall be at liberty at any time to redeem the interest charged, or, in case of a sale being directed, to purchase the same.

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25. Procedure against partnership property for partner's separate judgment debt

(1) A writ of execution shall not issue against any partnership property except on a judgment against the firm.

(2) The court may on the application by summons of any judgment creditor of a partner, make an order charging that partner's interest in the partnership property and profits with payment of the amount of the judgment debt and interest thereon, and may, by the same or a subsequent order, appoint a receiver of that partner's share of profits (whether already declared or accruing), and of any other money which may be coming to him in respect of the partnership, and direct all accounts and inquiries, and give all other orders and directions, which might have been directed or given if the charge had been made in favour of the judgment creditor by the partner, or which the circumstances of the case may require.

(3) The other partner or partners shall be at liberty at any time to redeem the interest charged, or, in case of a sale being directed, to purchase the same.

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26. Rules as to interests and duties of partners, subject to special agreement

The interests of partners in the partnership property, and their rights and duties in relation to the partnership, shall be determined, subject to any agreement, express or implied, between the partners, by the following rules:

(a) all the partners are entitled to share equally in the capital and profits of the business, and must contribute equally towards the losses, whether of capital or otherwise, sustained by the firm;

(b) the firm must indemnify every partner in respect of payments made and personal liabilities incurred by him--

(i) in the ordinary and proper conduct of the business of the firm; or

(ii) in or about anything necessarily done for the preservation of the business or property of the firm;

(c) a partner making, for the purposes of the partnership, any actual payment or advance beyond the amount of capital which he has agreed to subscribe, is entitled to interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum from the date of the payment or advance;

(d) a partner is not entitled, before the ascertainment of profits, to interest on the capital subscribed by him;

(e) every partner may take part in the management of the partnership business;

(f) no partner shall be entitled to remuneration for acting in the partnership business;

(g) no person may be introduced as a partner without the consent of all existing partners;

(h) any difference arising as to ordinary matters connected with the partnership business may be decided by a majority of the partners, but no change may be made in the nature of the partnership business without the consent of all existing partners; and

(i) the partnership books are to be kept at the place of business of the partnership (or the principal place, if there are more places than one) and every partner may, when he thinks fit, have access to and inspect and copy any of them.

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26. Rules as to interests and duties of partners, subject to special agreement

The interests of partners in the partnership property, and their rights and duties in relation to the partnership, shall be determined, subject to any agreement, express or implied, between the partners, by the following rules:

(a) all the partners are entitled to share equally in the capital and profits of the business, and must contribute equally towards the losses, whether of capital or otherwise, sustained by the firm;

(b) the firm must indemnify every partner in respect of payments made and personal liabilities incurred by him-

(i) in the ordinary and proper conduct of the business of the firm; or

(ii) in or about anything necessarily done for the preservation of the business or property of the firm

(c) a partner making, for the purposes of the partnership, any actual payment or advance beyond the amount of capital which he has agreed to subscribe, is entitled to interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum from the date of the payment or advance;

(d) a partner is not entitled, before the ascertainment of profits, to interest on the capital subscribed by him;

(e) every partner may take part in the management of the partnership business;

(f) no partner shall be entitled to remuneration for acting in the partnership business;

(g) no person may be introduced as a partner without the consent of all existing partners;

(h) any difference arising as to ordinary matters connected with the partnership business may be decided by a majority of the partners, but no change may be made in the nature of the partnership business without the consent of all existing partners; and

(i) the partnership books are to be kept at the place of business of the partnership (or the principal place, if there are more places than one) and every partner may, when he thinks fit, have access to and inspect and copy any of them.

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27. Expulsion of partner

No majority of the partners can expel any partner, unless a power to do so has been conferred by express agreement between the partners.

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27. Expulsion of partner

No majority of the partners can expel any partner, unless a power to do so has been conferred by express agreement between the partners.

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28. Retirement from partnership at will

(1) Where no fixed term has been agreed upon for the duration of the partnership, any partner may determine the partnership at any time on giving notice of his intention to do so to all the other partners.

(2) Where the partnership has originally been constituted by written document, a notice in writing, signed by the partner giving it, shall be sufficient for this purpose.
 
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28. Retirement from partnership at will


(1) Where no fixed term has been agreed upon for the duration of the partnership, any partner may determine the partnership at any time on giving notice of his intention to do so to all the other partners.

(2) Where the partnership has originally been constituted by written document, a notice in writing, signed by the partner giving it, shall be sufficient for this purpose.

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29. Where partnership for term is continued over, continuance on old terms presumed

(1) Where a partnership entered into for a fixed term is continued after the term has expired, and without any express new agreement, the rights and duties of the partners remain the same as they were at the expiration of the term, so far as consistent with the incidents of a partnership at will.

(2) A continuance of the business by the partners or such of them as habitually acted therein during the term, without any settlement or liquidation of the partnership affairs, is presumed to be a continuance of the partnership.

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29. Where partnership for term is continued over, continuance on old terms presumed

(1) Where a partnership entered into for a fixed term is continued after the term has expired, and without any express new agreement, the rights and duties of the partners remain the same as they were at the expiration of the term, so far as consistent with the incidents of a partnership at will.

(2) A continuance of the business by the partners or such of them as habitually acted therein during the term, without any settlement or liquidation of the partnership affairs, is presumed to be a continuance of the partnership.

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30. Duty of partners to render accounts, etc.

Partners are bound to render true accounts and full information of all things affecting the partnership to any partner or his legal representatives.

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30. Duty of partners to render accounts, etc.

Partners are bound to render true accounts and full information of all things affecting the partnership to any partner or his legal representatives.

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31. Accountability of partners for private profits

(1) Every partner must account to the firm for any benefit derived by him, without the consent of the other partners, from any transaction concerning the partnership or from any use by him of the partnership property, name, or business connection.

(2) This section applies also to transactions undertaken after a partnership has been dissolved by the death of a partner, and before the affairs thereof have been completely wound up, either by any surviving partner or by the representatives of the deceased partner.

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31. Accountability of partners for private profits

(1) Every partner must account to the firm for any benefit derived by him, without the consent of the other partners, from any transaction concerning the partnership or from any use by him of the partnership property, name, or business connection.

(2) This section applies also to transactions undertaken after a partnership has been dissolved by the death of a partner, and before the affairs thereof have been completely wound up, either by any surviving partner or by the representatives of the deceased partner.

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32. Duty of partner not to compete with firm

If a partner, without the consent of the other partners, carries on any business of the same nature as and competing with that of the firm, he must account for and pay over to the firm all profits made by him in that business.

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32. Duty of partner not to compete with firm

If a partner, without the consent of the other partners, carries on any business of the same nature as and competing with that of the firm, he must account for and pay over to the firm all profits made by him in that business.

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33. Rights of assignee of share in partnership

(1) An assignment by any partner of his share in the partnership, either absolute or by way of mortgage or redeemable charge, does not, as against the other partners, entitle the assignee, during the continuance of the partnership, to interfere in the management or administration of the partnership business or affairs, or to require any accounts of the partnership transactions, or to inspect the partnership books, but entitles the assignee only to receive the share of the profits to which the assigning partner would otherwise be entitled, and the assignee must accept the account of profits agreed to by the partners.

(2) In the case of a dissolution of the partnership, whether as respects all the partners or as respects the assigning partner, the assignee is entitled to receive the share of the partnership assets to which the assigning partner is entitled as between himself and the other partners, and, for the purpose of ascertaining that share, to an account as from the date of the dissolution.

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33. Rights of assignee of share in partnership

(1) An assignment by any partner of his share in the partnership, either absolute or by way of mortgage or redeemable charge, does not, as against the other partners, entitle the assignee, during the continuance of the partnership, to interfere in the management or administration of the partnership business or affairs, or to require any accounts of the partnership transactions, or to inspect the partnership books, but entitles the assignee only to receive the share of the profits to which the assigning partner would otherwise be entitled, and the assignee must accept the account of profits agreed to by the partners.

(2) In the case of a dissolution of the partnership, whether as respects all the partners or as respects the assigning partner, the assignee is entitled to receive the share of the partnership assets to which the assigning partner is entitled as between himself and the other partners, and, for the purpose of ascertaining that share, to an account as from the date of the dissolution.

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Part V DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
 

34. Dissolution by expiration or notice

(1) Subject to any agreement between the partners, a partnership is dissolved--

(a) if entered into for a fixed term, by the expiration of that term;

(b) if entered into for a single adventure or undertaking, by the termination of that adventure or undertaking; or

(c) if entered into for an undefined time, by any partner giving notice to the other or others of his intention to dissolve the partnership.

(2) In the last-mentioned case the partnership is dissolved as from the date mentioned in the notice as the date of dissolution, or, if no date is so mentioned, as from the date of the communication of that notice.

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34. Dissolution by expiration or notice


(1) Subject to any agreement between the partners, a partnership is dissolved-

(a) if entered into for a fixed term, by the expiration of that term;

(b) if entered into for a single adventure or undertaking, by the termination of that adventure or undertaking; or

(c) if entered into for an undefined time, by any partner giving notice to the other or others of his intention to dissolve the partnership.

(2) In the last-mentioned case the partnership is dissolved as from the date mentioned in the notice as the date of dissolution, or, if no date is so mentioned, as from the date of the communication of that notice.

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35. Dissolution by bankruptcy, death or charge

(1) Subject to any agreement between the partners, every partnership is dissolved as regards all the partners by the death or bankruptcy of any partner.

(2) A partnership may, at the option of the other partners, be dissolved if any partner suffers his share of the partnership property to be charged under this Act for his separate debt.

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35. Dissolution by bankruptcy, death or charge

(1) Subject to any agreement between the partners, every partnership is dissolved as regards all the partners by the death or bankruptcy of any partner.

(2) A partnership may, at the option of the other partners, be dissolved if any partner suffers his share of the partnership property to be charged under this Act for his separate debt.

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36. Dissolution by illegality of partnership

A partnership is in every case dissolved by the happening of any event which makes it unlawful for the business of the firm to be carried on or for the members of the firm to carry it on in partnership.
 
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36. Dissolution by illegality of partnership


A partnership is in every case dissolved by the happening of any event which makes it unlawful for the business of the firm to be carried on or for the members of the firm to carry it on in partnership.

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37. Dissolution by the court

On application by a partner, the court may decree a dissolution of the partnership in any of the following cases:

(a) when a partner is found lunatic or is shown, to the satisfaction of the court, to be of permanently unsound mind, in either of which cases the application may be made as well on behalf of that partner by his committee, or next friend, or person having title to intervene as by any other partner;

(b) when a partner, other than the partner suing, becomes in any other way permanently incapable of performing his part of the partnership contract;

(c) when a partner, other than the partner suing, has been guilty of such conduct as, in the opinion of the court, regard being had to the nature of the business, is calculated to affect prejudicially the carrying on of the business;

(d) when a partner, other than the partner suing, wilfully or persistently commits a breach of the partnership agreement or otherwise so conducts himself in matters relating to the partnership business that it is not reasonably practicable for the other partner or partners to carry on the business in partnership with him;

(e) when the business of the partnership can only be carried on at a loss; and

(f) whenever in any case circumstances have arisen which, in the opinion of the court, render it just and equitable that the partnership be dissolved.

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37. Dissolution by the court

On application by a partner, the court may decree a dissolution of the partnership in any of the following cases:

(a) when a partner is found lunatic or is shown, to the satisfaction of the court, to be of permanently unsound mind, in either of which cases the application may be made as well on behalf of that partner by his committee, or next friend, or person having title to intervene as by any other partner;

(b) when a partner, other than the partner suing, becomes in any other way permanently incapable of performing his part of the partnership contract;

(c) when a partner, other than the partner suing, has been guilty of such conduct as, in the opinion of the court, regard being had to the nature of the business, is calculated to affect prejudicially the carrying on of the business;

(d) when a partner, other than the partner suing, wilfully or persistently commits a breach of the partnership agreement or otherwise so conducts himself in matters relating to the partnership business that it is not reasonably practicable for the other partner or partners to carry on the business in partnership with him;

(e) when the business of the partnership can only be carried on at a loss; and

(f) whenever in any case circumstances have arisen which, in the opinion of the court, render it just and equitable that the partnership be dissolved.

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38. Rights of persons dealing with firm against apparent members of firm

(1) Where a person deals with a firm after a change in its constitution, he is entitled to treat all apparent members of the old firm as still being members of the firm until he has notice of the change.

(2) An advertisement in the Federal Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Peninsular Malaysia, in the Sabah Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Sabah, and in the Sarawak Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Sarawak, shall be notice as to persons who had no dealings with the firm before the date of the dissolution or change so advertise.

(3) The estate of a partner who dies or who becomes bankrupt, or of a partner who, not having been known to the person dealing with the firm to be a partner, retires from the firm, is not liable for partnership debts contracted after the date of the death, bankruptcy, or retirement respectively.
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38. Rights of persons dealing with firm against apparent members of firm


(1) Where a person deals with a firm after a change in its constitution, he is entitled to treat all apparent members of the old firm as still being members of the firm until he has notice of the change.

(2) An advertisement in the Federal Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Peninsular Malaysia, in the Sabah Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Sabah, and in the Sarawak Gazette as to a firm whose principal place of business is in Sarawak, shall be notice as to persons who had no dealings with the firm before the date of the dissolution or change so advertise.

(3) The estate of a partner who dies or who becomes bankrupt, or of a partner who, not having been known to the person dealing with the firm to be a partner, retires from the firm, is not liable for partnership debts contracted after the date of the death, bankruptcy, or retirement respectively.

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39. Right of partner to notify dissolution

On the dissolution of a partnership or retirement of a partner, any partner may publicly notify the same, and may require the other partner or partners to concur for that purpose in all necessary or proper acts, if any, which cannot be done without his or their concurrence.

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39. Right of partner to notify dissolution

On the dissolution of a partnership or retirement of a partner, any partner may publicly notify the same, and may require the other partner or partners to concur for that purpose in all necessary or proper acts, if any, which cannot be done without his or their concurrence.

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40. Continuing authority of partners for purposes of winding up

After the dissolution of a partnership, the authority of each partner to bind the firm, and the other rights and obligations of the partners, continue, notwithstanding the dissolution, so far as may be necessary to wind up the affairs of the partnership, and to complete transactions begun but unfinished at the time of the dissolution, but not otherwise:

Provided that the firm is in no case bound by the acts of a partner who has become bankrupt; but this provision does not affect the liability of any person who has, after the bankruptcy, represented himself or knowingly suffered himself to be presented as a partner of the bankrupt.

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40. Continuing authority of partners for purposes of winding up

After the dissolution of a partnership, the authority of each partner to bind the firm, and the other rights and obligations of the partners, continue, notwithstanding the dissolution, so far as may be necessary to wind up the affairs of the partnership, and to complete transactions begun but unfinished at the time of the dissolution, but not otherwise:

Provided that the firm is in no case bound by the acts of a partner who has become bankrupt; but this provision does not affect the liability of any person who has, after the bankruptcy, represented himself or knowingly suffered himself to be presented as a partner of the bankrupt.

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41. Rights of partners as to application of partnership property

On the dissolution of a partnership, every partner is entitled, as against the other partners in the firm and all persons claiming through them in respect of their interests as partners, to have the property of the partnership applied in payment of the debts and liabilities of the firm, and to have the surplus assets after such payment applied in payment of what may be due to the partners respectively, after deducting what may be due from them as partners to the firm; and for that purpose any partner or his representatives may, on the termination of the partnership, apply to the court to wind up the business and affairs of the firm.

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41. Rights of partners as to application of partnership property

On the dissolution of a partnership, every partner is entitled, as against the other partners in the firm and all persons claiming through them in respect of their interests as partners, to have the property of the partnership applied in payment of the debts and liabilities of the firm, and to have the surplus assets after such payment applied in payment of what may be due to the partners respectively, after deducting what may be due from them as partners to the firm; and for that purpose any partner or his representatives may, on the termination of the partnership, apply to the court to wind up the business and affairs of the firm.

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42. Apportionment of premium where partnership prematurely dissolved

Where one partner has paid a premium to another on entering into a partnership for a fixed term, and the partnership is dissolved before the expiration of that term otherwise than by the death of a partner, the court may order the repayment of the premium, or of such part thereof as it thinks just, having regard to the terms of the partnership contract and to the length of time during which the partnership has continued; unless--

(a) the dissolution is, in the judgment of the court, wholly or chiefly due to the misconduct of the partner who paid the premium; or

(b) the partnership has been dissolved by an agreement containing no provision for a return of any part of the premium.

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42. Apportionment of premium where partnership prematurely dissolved

Where one partner has paid a premium to another on entering into a partnership for a fixed term, and the partnership is dissolved before the expiration of that term otherwise than by the death of a partner, the court may order the repayment of the premium, or of such part thereof as it thinks just, having regard to the terms of the partnership contract and to the length of time during which the partnership has continued; unless-

(a) the dissolution is, in the judgment of the court, wholly or chiefly due to the misconduct of the partner who paid the premium; or

(b) the partnership has been dissolved by an agreement containing no provision for a return of any part of the premium.

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43. Rights where partnership dissolved for fraud or misrepresentation

Where a partnership contract is rescinded on the ground of the fraud or misrepresentation of one of the parties thereto, the party entitled to rescind is, without prejudice to any other right, entitled--

(a) to a lien on, or right of retention of, the surplus of the partnership assets, after satisfying the partnership liabilities for any sum of money paid by him for the purchase of a share in the partnership and for any capital contributed by him; and is

(b) to stand in the place of the creditors of the firm for any payments made by him in respect of the partnership liabilities; and

(c) to be indemnified by the person guilty of the fraud or making the representation against all the debts and liabilities of the firm.
 
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43. Rights where partnership dissolved for fraud or misrepresentation

Where a partnership contract is rescinded on the ground of the fraud or misrepresentation of one of the parties thereto, the party entitled to rescind is, without prejudice to any other right, entitled-

(a) to a lien on, or right of retention of, the surplus of the partnership assets, after satisfying the partnership liabilities for any sum of money paid by him for the purchase of a share in the partnership and for any capital contributed by him; and is

(b) to stand in the place of the creditors of the firm for any payments made by him in respect of the partnership liabilities; and

(c) to be indemnified by the person guilty of the fraud or making the representation against all the debts and liabilities of the firm.
 
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44. Rights of outgoing partner in certain cases to share profits made after dissolution

Where any member of a firm has died or otherwise ceased to be a partner, and the surviving or continuing partners carry on the business of the firm with its capital or assets without any final settlement of accounts as between the firm and the outgoing partner or his estate, then, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, the outgoing partner or his estate is entitled, at the option of himself or his representatives, to such share of the profits made since the dissolution as the court may find to be attributable to the use of his share of the partnership assets, or to interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum on the amount of his share of the partnership assets:

Provided that where, by the partnership contract, an option is given to surviving or continuing partners to purchase the interest of a deceased or outgoing partner, and that option is duly exercised, the estate of the deceased partner or the outgoing partner or his estate as the case may be, is not entitled to any further or other share of profits; but if any partner assuming to act in exercise of the option does not in all material respects comply with the terms thereof, he is liable to account under the preceding provisions of this section.

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44. Rights of outgoing partner in certain cases to share profits made after dissolution

Where any member of a firm has died or otherwise ceased to be a partner, and the surviving or continuing partners carry on the business of the firm with its capital or assets without any final settlement of accounts as between the firm and the outgoing partner or his estate, then, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, the outgoing partner or his estate is entitled, at the option of himself or his representatives, to such share of the profits made since the dissolution as the court may find to be attributable to the use of his share of the partnership assets, or to interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum on the amount of his share of the partnership assets:

Provided that where, by the partnership contract, an option is given to surviving or continuing partners to purchase the interest of a deceased or outgoing partner, and that option is duly exercised, the estate of the deceased partner or the outgoing partner or his estate as the case may be, is not entitled to any further or other share of profits; but if any partner assuming to act in exercise of the option does not in all material respects comply with the terms thereof, he is liable to account under the preceding provisions of this section.
 
Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135/45.Retiring or deceased partner's share to be a debt
 
45. Retiring or deceased partner's share to be a debt

Subject to any agreement between the partners, the amount due from surviving or continuing partners to an outgoing partner or the representatives of a deceased partner in respect of the outgoing or deceased partner's share is a debt accruing at the date of the dissolution or death.
 
Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/ PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135 / PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135 / 45. Retiring or deceased partner's share to be a debt

45. Retiring or deceased partner's share to be a debt

Subject to any agreement between the partners, the amount due from surviving or continuing partners to an outgoing partner or the representatives of a deceased partner in respect of the outgoing or deceased partner's share is a debt accruing at the date of the dissolution or death.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135/46.Rules for distribution of assets on final settlement of accounts
 
46. Rules for distribution of assets on final settlement of accounts

In settling accounts between the partners after a dissolution of partnership, the following rules shall, subject to any agreement, be observed:

(a) losses, including losses and deficiencies of capital, shall be paid first out of profits, next out of capital and lastly, if necessary, by the partners individually in the proportion in which they were entitled to share profits; and

(b) the assets of the firm, including the sums, if any, contributed by the partners to make up losses or deficiencies of capital, shall be applied in the following manner and order:

(i) in paying the debts and liabilities of the firm to persons who are not partners therein;

(ii) in paying to each partner rateably what is due from the firm to him for advances as distinguished from capital;

(iii) in paying to each partner rateably what is due from the firm to him in respect of capital; and

(iv) the ultimate residue, if any, shall be divided among the partners in the proportion in which profits are divisible.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/ PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135 / PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135 / 46. Rules for distribution of assets on final settlement of accounts

46. Rules for distribution of assets on final settlement of accounts

In settling accounts between the partners after a dissolution of partnership, the following rules shall, subject to any agreement, be observed:

(a) losses, including losses and deficiencies of capital, shall be paid first out of profits, next out of capital and lastly, if necessary, by the partners individually in the proportion in which they were entitled to share profits; and

(b) the assets of the firm, including the sums, if any, contributed by the partners to make up losses or deficiencies of capital, shall be applied in the following manner and order:

(i) in paying the debts and liabilities of the firm to persons who are not partners therein;

(ii) in paying to each partner rateably what is due from the firm to him for advances as distinguished from capital;

(iii) in paying to each partner rateably what is due from the firm to him in respect of capital; and

(iv) the ultimate residue, if any, shall be divided among the partners in the proportion in which profits are divisible.
 
Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135/PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135/47.Savings

47. Savings

(1) The rules of equity and of common law applicable in partnership shall continue in force, except so far as they are inconsistent with the express provisions of this Act.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall be read to permit any association of more than twenty persons to be formed or to carry on any business in partnership contrary to (b) of the Companies Act 1965.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/ PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 Act 135 / PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961 ACT 135 / 47. Savings
 
47. Savings

(1) The rules of equity and of common law applicable in partnership shall continue in force, except so far as they are inconsistent with the express provisions of this Act.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall be read to permit any association of more than twenty persons to be formed or to carry on any business in partnership contrary to (b) of the Companies Act 1965.
 
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