Partnership Firm


A company is created by registration under the Companies Act.

A partnership firm is created by written or oral Idea express or implied agreement.


Registration of a company is essential.

Registration of a partnership firm is not always essential.


In the eyes of law, a company is regarded as a legal person.

A partnership firm is not treated as a juristic person. A partnership firm is merely an association of person for carrying on partnership business.


Under the Companies Act, Liability of the members of a company is limited to the extent of the share amount held by them.

In the partnership firm, the liability of each partner is unlimited.


In case of a company, no maximum number of members is fixed.
In a private company a minimum of two members and in the case of public company minimum seven members is required.

The partnership firm cannot have more than 20 partners/members. In the case of partnership firm carrying on banking business the membership of set form should be confined to 10 only.


A Company's shareholder Can transfer his shares freely without the consent of the other shareholders of the company.

In case of partnership firm, the partner of a firm cannot transfer his interest without the consent of other partners.


A company has Limited power subject to object clause of memorandum of association.

In the partnership firm partners can do anything which they agree to do.


A company can be wounded-up only by the order of the court, or by being dissolved in a legal manner or by its name being struck off by the registrar.

In case of partnership firm, it can be dissolved at any time by an agreement between the partners.

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