Ex-post analysis of the EU framework in the area of cross-border mergers and divisions: European Implementation Assessment

21-12-2016

This study presents an evaluation of the implementation and effects of the provisions of EU law on cross-border mergers and divisions. In this context, it focuses, in particular, on the EU Directives on the division of public limited liability companies (82/891/EEC) and on cross-border mergers of limited-liability companies (2005/56/EC), analysing their relevance, and in particular, the gaps and challenges in the application of these directives, in view of the potential for a further legislative initiative in this field.

This study presents an evaluation of the implementation and effects of the provisions of EU law on cross-border mergers and divisions. In this context, it focuses, in particular, on the EU Directives on the division of public limited liability companies (82/891/EEC) and on cross-border mergers of limited-liability companies (2005/56/EC), analysing their relevance, and in particular, the gaps and challenges in the application of these directives, in view of the potential for a further legislative initiative in this field.