The Impact of the European Company (SE) on Legal Culture

12 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2005  

Mathias M. Siems

Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research

Abstract

After 30 years of debate, the law on the European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) has now come into force. Yet, its success could be doubted, because the Regulation and the Directive on the SE provide only some basic provisions and refer frequently to the law of the Member States. In this article, I will, however, propose that the SE can cause a major shift towards a European spirit in company law. By fostering communication, competition and coalition, it will indeed have a substantial impact on European legal culture.

Keywords: company law, corporate law, european law, legal culture, conflict of laws, regulatory competition

JEL Classification: K22, K31

Suggested Citation

Siems, Mathias M., The Impact of the European Company (SE) on Legal Culture. European Law Review, Vol. 30, pp. 431-442, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=853824

Mathias M. Siems (Contact Author)

Durham University - Durham Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.dur.ac.uk/mathias.siems

University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research ( email )

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Cambridge, CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.cbr.cam.ac.uk/people/research-associates/mathias-m-siems/

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