Companies crossing borders within Europe

Philippe Pellé


Many companies already take advantage of company mobility in the European Union, especially in the post-Centros climate and in the wake of the recent enactment of company law directives and regulations improving company mobility. Are there still barriers to mobility? This paper gives a broad introductory overview of corporate cross-border mobility in the EU and the current cross-border issues dealt with by the European Commission: the right of establishment, the Societas Europaea (the European Company, or SE), the cross-border mergers Directive, case law of the European Court of Justice, and finally concludes with a word on seat transfer.


cross-border; company mobility; EU company law

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