The European Company

The European Company

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General editor Dirk Van Gerven, Paul Storm
Cambridge University Press, 13/03/2008
EAN 9780521860000, ISBN10: 0521860008

Paperback, 524 pages, 22.8 x 16 x 3.6 cm

The European Company ('SE') is a legal entity offering a European perspective for businesses. Its purpose is to allow businesses that wish to extend their activities beyond their home Member State to operate throughout the EU on the basis of one set of rules and a unified management system. The book explains how to set up and organise a European Company, as well as setting out the text of the EC instruments (a Regulation and a Directive) serving as its legal basis, and a list of national implementing laws. This second volume reports on the countries which have legislated during 2005 and 2006. Divided into two sections, it first offers critical review of the usefulness of, and the opportunities presented by, this new vehicle; analyses the Regulation and the Directive; and examines the tax aspects of the SE. The second part reports on each of the Member States.

'The clear structure makes this a valuable and easy-to-use guide. … the reader is informed about the particularities of the country and the deviations from the main pattern … the book provides many interesting insights. The editors have organised the collection in a clear and helpful way that enables the reader easily to compare legal differences pertinent to the SE in different countries. References point the reader to further sources. Anyone with an interest in European company law and globalisation of the market for corporations may find it helpful to consult this book.' Journal of Corporate Law Studies