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Invaluable commentary on the implementation and purpose of European Directives

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 increangly 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
Update 50
Update 50 includes a variety of amendments ranging from discussion of new cases at European level to new consultations. Gore-Browne on EU Company Law’s General Editor, Professor Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, of the LSE, has looked at several of his chapters in Update 50.
  • In Chapter 1, in addition to routine updating, there includes how the First Company Law Directive is now complemented by Directive 2012/17/EU on the interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers. As well as small changes to other Directives, Professor Gerner-Beuerle gives a detailed examination of the replacement of the Eighth Company Law Directive with the Statutory Audits Directive.
  • Professor Gerner-Beuerle has reviewed Chapter 2 also and among small amendments, includes one unreported 2013 case, Hirmann v Immofinanz AG, on Arts 12 and 13 of the First Company Law Directive and on equality of shareholders.
  • Chapter 2B has been updated by Professor Peter Stone with a few case reports including Wall v Mutuelle De Poitiers Assurances, which highlights the need to consult judicial guidelines from the country of the applicable law, and an unreported 2014 case, Case C-1/13 Cartier v Ziegler, concerning jurisdiction of ordinary claims.
  • Gore-Browne on EU Company Law is delighted to welcome Mark Butler, from the Law School, University of Lancaster, as new contributor on Chapter 4. The chapter is given a clear introduction to this area and points the reader in the right direction for more detailed discussion.
  • Chapter 9 has been reviewed by Michael Schillig, King’s College, London. Some new examples of where the European company statute business model has been used are cited, together with an unreported 2013 case, Case C-635/11 Commission v The Netherlands, concerning acquired rights.
  • Chapters 18 and 19 have been reviewed by Christiana Panayi, Queen Mary College, University of London. As well as routine updating, Chapter 18 looks at the new 2014 international standard for automatic information exchange and the ongoing discussions concerning financial transaction tax.
  • Chapter 19 incorporates routine updating as well as changes regarding free movement of capital and OCTs (overseas countries and territories) and the latest round of developments in relation to group relief. Detailed examination of the 2014 case, Case C-164/12 DMC is included.
  • Chapter 21 and Chapter 22 have both been reviewed by Professor Gerard McCormack, University of Leeds. Several 2013 and 2014 cases are featured in Chapter 21, particularly in the area of the consequences of recognition of foreign proceedings and judgments (including among others, PricewaterhouseCoopers v Saad Investments Co, United Drug (UK) Holdings Ltd v Bilcare Singapore Pte Ltd and Bannai v Erez).
  • In Chapter 22, ruling has finally been given in Schmid v Hertel concerning whether the principle in Seagon v Deko of ‘centralising’ insolvency-related actions in the insolvency forum also applies where the defendant in an insolvency-related action is resident outside the EU. Among other things, Professor McCormack also considers in detail the 2014 case, Fondazione Enasarco v Lehman Brothers Finance SA, where the bankruptcy exception is debated.
  • Stuart  Fleet

    Stuart Fleet

    Stuart Fleet is a Partner at Kaye Scholer where he advises a range of corporate and i…

  • Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle

    Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle

    Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle is the General Editor to Gore-Browne on EU Company Law an…


Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, Assessor iur, LLM, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Law, London School of Economics and Political Science


Stuart Fleet, Partner, Kaye Scholer, London


Hussein Barma, Chief Financial Officer, Antofagasta plc
Dr Mark Butler, Lecturer in Law, Lancaster University
Aristea Koukiadaki, Lecturer in Employment Studies, Manchester Business School
Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, University of Manchester
Gerard McCormack, Professor of International Business Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds
Dr Christiana Panayi, Senior Lecturer in Tax Law, Centre of Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Martin Saunders, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, London
Michael Schillig, Lecturer in International Commercial and Financial Law, School of Law, King's College London
Ed Schuster, London Scool of Economics and Political Sciences, University of London
Matteo Solinas, University of Glasgow
Peter Stone, Professor of Law, University of Essex Aristea Koukiadaki, Lecturer in Employment Studies, Manchester Business School

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