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

Publication: White Paper No. 5, 2011
Topic Area: Law and Finance
Authors: Theodor Baums
Date: May 2011
Keywords: EU-harmonization, corporate governance, regulation, cross-border mobility

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.

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