Item description for The EUropean Company Statute (European Business Law & Practice Series, V. 19) by Da costa...
When the Statute for a European Company enters into force in October 2004, companies will have the opportunity to form an EU-wide organisation that will, in many essential areas of activity, be vested with the authority to transcend the company law of Member States. As this moment approaches, company executives and lawyers are asking many questions about the potential advantages and disadvantages of choosing to become part of this Societas Europeae (SE) that has been on the Community agenda almost from the start. This book has more answersclear when they can be categorically expressed, highly illuminating when dealing with the complex issues that still remainthan any other book designed to elucidate this major new development in European law.
The Statute will afford companies a far greater degree of flexibility and mobility throughout Member States than they have heretofore enjoyed. The authors of this book detail the various forms of incorporation allowed by the Statute, as well as the regulations governing share capital, transfer of registered offices, and company organs and their members. The in-depth analysis of the SE regime goes on to examine the areas in which Member State procedures will remain predominant, such as registration, publication, legal scrutiny, accounting and auditing, winding up, insolvency, and liquidation. The vexed issue of employee involvement is explored in a separate chapter.
The book devotes six of its thirteen chapters to the most obvious business element on which the SE is silentthe crucial issue of taxation. Extrapolating from a detailed examination of the European tax directives and related conventions and proposals, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the European Company Statute will necessarily expedite the harmonisation of tax laws among the Member States. In their conclusion, they present a framework for a corporate tax system that they believe is compatible with both the European company and national tax laws.
The European Company Statute will be of immeasurable value to business persons, lawyers, and academics in a number of relevant fields everywhere, as it deals incisively with important matters affecting any company activity in Europe, whatever its origin. It will prove an incomparable guide to informed and rational decision making concerning European business.
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Studio: Kluwer Law International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9041120270 ISBN13 9789041120274
Availability 129 units. Availability accurate as of Apr 29, 2017 07:28.
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