Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU: Empirical Findings 2019 (Vol. 2)

141 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019

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Thomas Biermeyer

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

Marcus Meyer-Erdmann

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Date Written: October 29, 2019


This report on cross-border mobility in the European Union focuses, in its fourth edition, for the first time on all forms of corporate mobility and therefore represents an important milestone. One of the main objectives of the Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in Europe Project has been to be able to describe where cross-border corporate mobility takes place in the European Union/EEA and which characteristics CbCM transactions exhibit, for example the company law forms involved, the companies’ size in terms of number of employees and sectoral data.

This Report is based on a dataset spanning from 2006 to 2019, thus including 13 years of corporate mobility. This includes cross-border mergers, cross-border conversions, cross-border divisions, cross-border seat transfers of SEs as well as the formation of SEs. This report provides a comprehensive picture of corporate mobility in the EU/EEA and will be the basis for further research on how and why corporate mobility takes place.

Keywords: cross-border mobility, cross-border mergers, cross-border seat transfers, cross-border divisions, empirical legal research, digital legal studies

Suggested Citation

Biermeyer, Thomas and Meyer-Erdmann, Marcus, Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU: Empirical Findings 2019 (Vol. 2) (October 29, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Thomas Biermeyer

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, Limburg 6200MD

Marcus Meyer-Erdmann (Contact Author)

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) ( email )

B-1210 Brussels

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