European Company Law regulation is currently undergoing a reform. These reforms raise a number of regulatory questions, such as what the aims of companies legislation should be, and how these aims should best be met by regulation. Many of the reforms and discussions (both on EU and national level) on the organization of company laws reflect an interesting paradigm shift. Whereas, previously company law was primarily focused on preventing abuse, there is now a trend towards legislation that promote commerce and satisfy the needs of business. This means that the goal of economic efficiency is having an increasing influence on the framing of company legislation, such as the choice between mandatory or default rules. This article introduces the project "European Company Law and the choice of Regulatory Method" which is carried out in collaboration with the European Model Company Act Group. The project aims to analyze the appropriateness of different regulatory methods which are available to achieve the regulatory goals.
EU Company Law, regulatory methods, law and economics, Model Law
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<strong>The Fifth International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI), the Fourth International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC) and the First International Private Law Conference (IPLC)</strong>, 2010