Eddy Wymeersch

Comparative Study of the Company Types in Selected EU States

WP 2008-10

The purpose of this paper consists of giving an overview of the way companylaws in some European states have been dealing with the dividing linebetween closely held companies limited by shares, and those that have gonepublic or widely distributed shares. It analyses whether a case can be made forregrouping the rules relating to "public" companies in a single body of law, adiscussion that is going on in Germany.