Further Information

For more publications on the European Private Company see our list of publications.

Working Papers

We publish working papers, contributions to conferences and other useful information concerning European Private Company Law (table of contents). For more publications on the European Private Company take a look at our list of publications. If you would like to contribute documents, please send an email to l-gesellschaftsrecht@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de.


Mariya Pandova

The European Private Company Statute - SMEs vs. Big Companies

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Andreas Bernecker

Research Briefing by Andreas Bernecker from Deutsche Bank Research.

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Oliver Vossius

Model articles of association by Oliver Vossius (Notary, Munich)

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Oliver Vossius

Draft proposal for Council Regulation and model articles by Olivers Vossius (Notary, Munich)

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Federal Chamber of German civil law notaries

Statement of Federal Chamber of German civil law notaries on EPC-proposal from July 31st, 2008.

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German Notaries' Association

Statement of German Notaries' Association on EPC-proposal from July 31st, 2008.

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German Bar Association

Statement of German Bar Association on EPC-proposal from February 2009.

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European Parliament

Legislative resolution on the Commission proposal in an amended version.

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European Parliament

Opinion on the proposal for a Council regulation on the Statute for a European private company.

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European Parliament

Draft report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the Statute for a European private company.

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Arbeitskreis Europäisches Unternehmensrecht publishes comments on SPE proposal

The Arbeitskreis Europäisches Unternehmensrecht (www.akeur.eu) published comments and proposals on the SPE regulation.

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Information leaflet of EU commission on SPE

"The European Private Company (SPE) - A European private company tailored to small business needs" by the EU commission.

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Statement of the German chambers of industry and commerce

Statement of the German chambers of industry and commerce regarding the EPC from 28. August 2008.

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Common statement of BDI and BDA

Common statement of BDI and BDA regarding the EPC from 11. September 2008.

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Bericht des Europäischen Parlamentes

Anlage zum Entwurf einer Entschließung: Ausführliche Empfehlung zum Inhalt des verlangten Vorschlages.

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Report of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts

Report of the high level group of company law experts on a modern regulatory framework for company law in Europe.

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Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament

Modernising Company Law and Enhancing Corporate Governance in the European Union - A Plan to Move Forward.

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Lecture on Legislating for a European Private Company

Lecture of Prof. Teichmann on "How should the balance between the regulation, the articles of association and national law be struck?". Given on 10 March 2008 on the occasion of a conference held by the European Commission.

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Vortrag vor der DIHK

Vortrag über die Europäische Privatgesellschaft von Prof. Teichmann vor der Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammer in Berlin am 24. April 2007.

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Stellungnahme vor dem Rechtsausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments

Stellungnahme von Prof. Teichmann vor dem Rechtsausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments zur Einführung einer Europäischen Privatrechtsgesellschaft.

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Baker&McKenzie survey on legal costs for setting up a foreign subsidiary

Survey by Baker & McKenzie concerning the costs which are currently incurred by establishing a limited liability company in the Member States of the European Union. The aim is to assess the cost advantage of the EPC Statue.

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