Can firms freely choose their place of incorporation and thus the applicable company law? And is it possible that a firm can subsequently reincorporate in another country, with the effect of a change of the law applicable to this company?
In the European Union, the answer to these questions has to consider the impact of the freedom of establishment and the corresponding case law of the Court of Justice. Beyond some general principles, there is, however, also considerable diversity between the laws of the Member States. This book therefore aims to provide an up-to-date analysis of this important area of law for all Member States. It is based on a comprehensive study, produced for the European Commission, on this topic.
This book should be of interest for practicing legal professionals who work in the field of cross-border transactions, as well as for legal scholars who specialise in company law, conflict of laws and EU law.
The benefits at one glance:
written in English
comprehensive, up-to-date analysis
practical analysis based on academic research
About the authors:
Carsten Gerner-Beuerle is a Professor of Commercial Law at University College London, UK.
Federico M. Mucciarelli is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and a Reader in Financial Law at the SOAS University of London, UK.
Edmund Schuster is an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Mathias Siems is a Professor at University of Florence.