Comparative Study of the Company Types in Selected EU States

Financial Law Institute Working Paper No. 2008-10

Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last revised: 4 Feb 2010

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Eddy Wymeersch

Ghent University - Financial Law Institute; ECGI

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Date Written: October 16, 2008

Abstract

The purpose of this paper consists of giving an overview of the way company laws in some European states have been dealing with the dividing line between closely held companies limited by shares, and those that have gone public or widely distributed shares. It analyses whether a case can be made for regrouping the rules relating to "public" companies in a single body of law, a discussion that is going on in Germany.

Keywords: listed company, public company, regulated market, mandatory law, enabling law

JEL Classification: K12, K 22, L20, P12

Suggested Citation

Wymeersch, Eddy O., Comparative Study of the Company Types in Selected EU States (October 16, 2008). Financial Law Institute Working Paper No. 2008-10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1285412

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