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  • Gore-Browne on EU Company Law

Gore-Browne on EU Company Law


'Gore-Browne does not stop at just reciting the law as it currently stands, but it goes further in that it supplies a truly interesting critique of the current state of the law with good referencing to other commentary. I strongly recommend it to all professionals who practice in company law and whose work has a cross-border element to it.'

​Stefan Ramel LLB, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol

Setting up, running and dissolving a business is never easy wherever the jurisdiction, but for EU Member States it is complicated by the effects of EU Directives on their own law and practice. EU Directives governing the regulation of companies have had profound effects on how businesses operate throughout Europe. In the UK, for example, the European Company (SE), money laundering legislation and developments in cross-border insolvency have all resulted from EU initiatives.

Gore-Browne on EU Company Law explains the impact of EU Directives and Regulations on company law, taxation, accounting and insolvency. Analytical in approach, it examines and monitors the implementation provisions in the UK, looks at forthcoming developments and Directives, analyses key cases from the European Court of Justice and discusses new EU business entities that are now available and are increasingly being used by Member States including the UK.

In one looseleaf volume it contains the fully amended text of all the European Directives together with invaluable commentary on the implementation and purpose of each Directive.

 Benefits of the service include:
  • Available in both print and online
  • Extensive contents such as corporate forms, market abuse, transparency, take-overs, mergers, corporate governance, employee issues, cross-border mergers and insolvency.
  • Analysis of how corporate rescue in the UK and Member States are affected by the UNCITRAL Model Law and the 2000 EC Regulation.
  • Authoritative commentary on the implementation and purpose of each Directive and how it has been working in practice.
  • Practical explanations of how EU legislation and cases can influence corporate activity across Member States
  • Reproduces the amended text of the key EU Directives and other EU Regulations and EU guidance materials.
  • A comprehensive source of cases from the European Court of Justice which must be followed by UK courts
  • Expanded coverage of European Tax Law, including detailed analysis of the key European Court rulings on Member States' direct taxes
Gore-Browne on EU Company Law is an invaluable guide for solicitors, barristers and accountants, and anybody practising in or researching company and insolvency law.

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  • Introduction and core company law provisions
  • Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Conflicts of law
  • Employee issues
  • Corporate forms
  • European company statute
  • Cross border mergers and merger regulation
  • Takeovers
  • Market abuse
  • Money laundering
  • Financial services and securities regulation
  • Taxation
  • Financial reporting and accounting
  • Insolvency
  • Transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Proposed draft directives

'Gore-Browne on EU Company law is a very well written looseleaf work which covers a substantial amount of material on international company law. It very helpfully reproduces at the end of each chapter some of the key primary materials which are the subject of analysis in the relevant chapter. This is a looseleaf which does not stop at just reciting the law as it currently stands, but it goes further in that it supplies a truly interesting critique of the current state of the law with good referencing to other commentary. Being a looseleaf, it is completely up to date with the latest domestic and international case law on company law. However, it also includes some very useful commentary on ongoing changes to existing legislation. I strongly recommend it to all professionals who practice in company law and whose work has a cross-border element to it.'

Stefan Ramel LLB, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol


Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, Assessor iur, LLM, PhD, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science


Stuart Fleet, Partner, Kaye Scholer, London


Katherine Apps, MA (Cantab), LLM (Harvard), Barrister, Littleton Chambers
Dr Mark Butler, Lecturer in Law, Lancaster University
Philippa Chatterton, Senior Associate, Nabarro LLP
Ekaete Efretuei, Lecturer in Accounting and Programme Director for BSc Accounting and Finance, Newcastle University London
Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director of the Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Andrew Henderson, Partner, Eversheds LLP
Michael Schillig, Senior Lecturer in Employment Law, School of Law, University of Manchester
Joan LoughreyProfessor of Law, School of Law, University of Leeds
Michael Lyons, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, London
Gerard McCormack, Professor of International Business Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds
Dr Jonathan Mukwiri, Barrister, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Durham Law School
Dr Christiana Panayi, Professor in Tax Law, Centre of Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Michael Schillig, Reader in International Commercial and Financial Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Richard Smith, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP
Matteo Solinas, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law , School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
Alasdair Steele, Partner, Nabarro LLP
Peter Stone, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, Lecturer in Employment Studies, Manchester Business School
Chris Stott, Senior Associate PSL, Clifford Chance LLP, London
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Update 61

Twelve chapters have been amended for Update 61.

Chapter 2 has undergone some minor updating and includes two recent cases: Kotnik, which challenged the European Commission’s Banking Communication in Slovenia,and Dowling and Others, which consisted of a challenge by shareholders in Ireland to the EU Direction Order concerning shares being issued to the Minister of Finance.

Chapter 2A has been amended throughout and includes, among other things, discussion of a Green Paper, part of which details the importance of shareholders.

Chapter 3 has been amended to include discussion of the ‘Better Regulation’ Programme concerning employee participation.

Chapters 6 and 9 both start to look at the possible implications of Brexit.

Chapter 7 has some minor updating and in particular looks at two recent cases, one on the interpretation of the Collective Redundancies Directive, and the second – AGET Iraklis – looking at powers of public authorities in Greece.

Chapter 10 has some routine updating and also includes discussion of the
Commission’s consultation on ‘Evaluation of Procedural and Jurisdictional Aspects of EU Merger Control’.

Chapter 11 includes routine updating plus analysis of the case Re Easynet Global Services Ltd, which looks at whether a merger is genuinely a cross-border merger under the Directive.

Chapter 16 includes some very minor changes.

Taxation has been updated comprehensively to include, in Chapter 18, several cases covering such issues as the Belgian Fairness Tax and its compatibility with freedom of establishment. There is discussion of a draft Directive to improve the double tax dispute mechanism, the new EU Listing Process and a major analysis of the corporate tax reform package. 

Chapter 19 discusses such issues as an investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of GDF Suez Group, and an examination of the controlled
foreign companies regime.

Chapter 20 looks at the implementation of the Accounting Directive in the UK as it affects SMEs.

Two new pieces of legislation have been added to Appendix 20:
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1703 and the Companies Partnerships and Group (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/980).

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