A key objective within the Single Market Programme is the harmonization of company law. The European law for companies aims to create freedom of establishment and enables small businesses to operate easily on an international basis. However, the process is complex and its effect increases the burden on regulation of companies. This book offers an examination of existing Company Law Directives and Regulations governing companies in Europe, and will chart the progress of Community company law legislation by means of updates (minimum two per annum).
Part 1 The regulations: the EEIG; the European Company Statute. Part 2 Company law directives: Fourth and Seventh Directives; Directives on disclosure of significant shareholdings; Eleventh Directive; Twelfth Directive; proposal for a Fifth Directive; draft proposal for a Ninth Directive; Tenth Directive on cross-border mergers. Part 3 Security Regulation: Public Offers Directive; Investment Services Directive; insider dealing; proposal for a Thirteenth Directive on takeovers; barriers to takeover initiatives. Part 4 Insolvency: European Insovenct Initiatives; proposals for and EC bankrutcy convention. Part 5 Competition and latest developments: mefgers regulation; tax provisions; proposal for money laundering Directive; proposal for informing and consulting employees.