White Paper No. 5, 2011

Report of the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law

This report provides an evaluation of the current state of EU company law. It analyzes whether imperfections in EU company law played a role in the financial and economic crisis of the past three years. It suggests improvements to EU company law, especially for the regulation of small- and medium-sized enterprises. The suggested initiatives are made with a view to enhancing cross-border mobility, enhancing the contributions of corporate governance and investors to the long-term viability of companies, and with respect to companies that are part of a group structure.