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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Corporate Governance Forum, Directive on the cross-border transfer of registered seat (14th company law directive), Shareholders’ rights directive, Simplification initiative, European Private Company (EPC), Volkswagengesetz before the ECJ

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Corporate Governance Forum, Corporate Governance Advisory Group, New Consultation Regarding Shareholders’ Rights, European Parliament Resolution on Corporate Social Responsibility, Implementation of the Takeover Directive (13th Company Law Directive), PES Paper in the Context of the Regulation of Alternative Investment Vehicles, Number of SEs, Books & Articles

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Corporate Governance Conference Berlin, Consultation on the European Private Company, Commission reports on application of EU recommendations, Corporate Governance Forum, Shareholder Rights Directive, Simplification Initiative, ETUC-Action Plan, Number of SEs, Books & Articles

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: New Priorities in European Company Law, Copenhagen Conference on Control-Enhancing Mechanisms in Corporate Governance, Statement of the European Corporate Governance Forum on Proportionality, Paper of the European Corporate Governance Forum Working Group on Proportionality, Cartesio case at the ECJ, running consultations, number of SEs, Books & Articles

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: 14th company law directive impact assessments, European Private Company, Corporate Governance Advisory Group, Volkswagen Law after the ECJ Judgment, Number of SEs

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Opinion of the Advocate General in the Cartesio case, European Private Company (SPE), Corporate Governance Advisory Group, Corporate Governance Forum, Number of SEs, Books & Articles

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: European Private Company (SPE), 14th Company Law directive; Communication from the Commission on the review of the SE Directive; Corporate Governance Forum; Number of SEs; Enforcement of the European company law.

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: European Private Company (SPE), 14th Company Law Directive; Corporate Governance Forum; Communication from the Commission on the review of the SE Directive; Number of SEs; European Court of Justice.

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: European Private Company (SPE); Commission activities with regard to executive remuneration policies; regulation of alternative investors; European Corporate Governance Forum; Advisory Group on Corporate Governance and Company Law; Study on ‘comply-or-explain’; Directive on cross-border mergers; National backgrounds; Number of SEs

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: European Private Company (SPE); consultation on the interconnection of business registers; Corporate Governance Forum; Study on ‘comply-or-explain’; Directive relaxing reporting and documentation requirements

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European Commission Consultation on “Corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies”

How should our financial institutions be governed? This summer the European Commission issued a Green Book asking for opinions on how to deal with the massive failure of corporate governance in banks and insurance companies. Is this an opportunity to move away from a “shareholder dominated” towards a “stakeholder” company?

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European Commission closes consultation on non-financial reporting by companies

28 January 2011 was the last day for a consultation initiated by DG Internal Market & Services on disclosure of non-financial information by companies. This consultation provided an opportunity for trade unions and other organizations to speak out in favor of requiring companies to provide information on a range of employment, social and environmental impacts on a regular basis.

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European Commission Public Consultation on Disclosure of Non-financial Information by Companies

The European Commission has just published a summary report of the responses received to its public consultation on disclosure of non-financial information by companies.1 report shows that there is strong support for mandatory and standardized reporting by companies on a variety of issues, including human rights and environmental and social impacts.

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European Commission Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Governance Framework

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on possible ways forward to improve the corporate governance framework in Europe. It is important that this consultation be used as an opportunity to express the need for stronger worker “voice” in corporate affairs in the interests of the long-term sustainability of companies.

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The European Private Company: on the agenda (again)

Although previous attempts at getting agreement on a controversial proposal to enact the European Private Company have failed, the current Hungarian Presidency is trying push the proposal ahead with compromises on controversial points such as worker involvement and the issues of separation of home and host country. The ETUC has been clear on its demands regarding the SPE: this should not be established as a vehicle which allows companies to “escape” their national industrial relations systems and to undermine Social Europe.

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Study on the application of Directive 2004/25/EC on takeover bids

The European Commission has commissioned Marccus Partners and the Centre on European Policy Studies to carry out a study on the functioning of the Takeover Directive. Questionnaires have been sent to experts and different groups, including worker representatives.

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European Commission Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility

On 25 October 2011 the European Commission published a new Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The document includes a new definition of CSR and a strategy for the years ahead.

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Results of Green Book on a European Framework for Corporate Governance

Internal Market Commissioner Barnier will be announcing the results of the consultation on Corporate Governance at a conference on Corporate Governance in Warsaw on 15 November 2011.

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Social partner 2011 consultation SE Directive

The ETUC and BUSINESSEUROPE have both sent in their responses to the social partner consultation on the possible review of the SE Directive.

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EP hearing on employee shareholding 28 Feb 2012

The European Parliament will be holding a public hearing on 28 February 2012 from 9:00 to 13:30 in Brussels on employee shareholding.

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Commission Publishes Summary of Responses to SCE Study Consultation

The European Commission publised a summary of responses to the consultation on the study on the implementation of the Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society (SCE).

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Results of ECGI Conferences on Corporate Governance

Papers and presentations from two recent conferences co-sponsored by the European Corporate Governance Institute are available online.

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European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Cross-Border Transfer of Registered Seats

On 2 February 2012 the European Parliament adopted a resolution making recommendations to the Commission on a 14th company law directive on the cross-border transfer of company seats.

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European Commission launches consultation on corporate restructuring

The European Commission has started a consultation entitled "corporate restructuring: what lessons from the crisis?"

 

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Commission consultation on European company law

The European Commission opened an online consultation on the Future of European Company Law on 20 February 2012. This consultation is designed to identify priorities for further action in this area.

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Corporate Governance Forum, European Private Company (EPC), Directive on the cross-border transfer of registered seat (14th company law directive), Corporate Governance Conference Helsinki, latest decisions from the European Court of Justice and the Shareholder rights directive

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Corporate Governance and Company Law News

Topics: Summary Report on the Consultation and Public Hearing on Future Priorities for the Action Plan, European Parliament resolution on recent developments and prospects in relation to company law, Directive regarding the transfer of the registered office of a company (14th company law directive), European Private Company (EPC), Corporate Governance Forum, European Cooperative Society (ECS)

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