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What is the exact meaning of the phrase "the SE is designed as tax-neutral"?

Legal Matters

You can find a collection (including summaries) of the most important law cases of the European Court of Justice and of national courts in the European Works Council Database of the ETUI. Click here

Do SE provisions make Europe more attractive for foreign investment? How far could national tax obstacles be overcome by formation of an SE?

From a taxation point of view how is the SE related to other EU Directives on company law? For e.g. the 10th Directive on cross-border mergers?

Which existing EU Directives concerning taxation have to be respected by an SE?

What is the European Social Dialogue?

Which types of taxes are concerned?

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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History of the European Company statute (ECS)

The table provides an overview of the more than 40-year-long history of the European Company. This delay was caused by a deadlock in the Council of Ministers where unanimity was required. Resistance arose also on the question of board-level representation of employees. Objections were raised by "both sides": While countries with strong systems of board-level representation (like Germany or Austria) feared a weakening of their national systems, countries with rather weak - or even non-existent - board-level representation (like the UK and Spain) were afraid of importing something that is unknown to their industrial relations systems.