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Date : Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Cross-border Corporate Mobility in Europe

Home affairs, Migration and Integration
Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:30 - 18:00

Venue: UM Campus Brussels, 153 Avenue de Tervueren, Brussels, 1150, Belgium

The topic of cross-border company mobility has been on the EU legislator’s agenda for several decades. However, only in the last decade through the creation of European company law forms such as the European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) or the European Cooperative Society (SCE), legislation on cross-border mergers such as the Cross-Border Mergers Directive (‘CBMD’), as codified in Directive (EU) 2017/1132, and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) has EU integration accelerated in this area.

The concluding conference will looks at corporate mobility from different angles. Being able to rely on empirical data, a main topic for the conference, its speakers and participants will be to focus on the challenges and opportunities of corporate mobility in Europe. Such topic includes the examination of identifiable trends, reasons for such corporate mobility to take place and the impact of the applicable legal framework.

A second topic to be examined in the conference is corporate mobility from a national perspective, along with the evaluation of topics that, although important in the area of corporate mobility, have yet harmonized at EU level. To name only two of them: the importance of and reciprocity with the topic of international private law and the regulatory competition between EU/EEA Member States due the possibility for companies to move between countries.



09.30-10.15 Welcome & Registration
10.15-10.30 Opening
10.30-11.15 Introduction: Presentation of results from Corporate Mobility Study by Marcus Meyer (Assistant Professor - Maastricht University)

PANEL I: Corporate Mobility - Opportunity or Challenge
Moderator: Steef Bartman (Professor - Maastricht Univeristy, Leiden University)

  • Evelyn Regner (MEP - European Parliament) tbc
  • Bartlomiej Kurcz (Head of Company Law Section DG Justice - European Commission)
  • Isabelle Schömann (Confederal Secretary - ETUC)
  • Dirk van Greven (Partner - NautaDutilh, Chairman Supervisory Board - FSMA, CEPANI)
  • Catherine Cathiard (Director - Wildgen)
12.45-13.45 Lunch

PANEL II: Corporate Mobility from a national perspective
Moderator: Federico Mucciarelli (Reader - SOAS University of London)

  • Mathias Siems (Professor - Durham University, European University Institute)
  • Aline Hoffmann (Head of Unit Europeanisation Industrial Relations - European Trade Union Institute)
  • Thomas Papadopoulos (Lecturer - University of Cyprus, Visiting Professor - University of Thessaloniki)
  • Stephan Rammeloo (Associate Professor - Maastricht University)

Closing: The end of history of corporate mobility? by Thomas Biermeyer (Assistant Professor - Maastricht University, Senior Associate - Wildgen )

15.45-17.30 Reception


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All Dates

  • Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:30 - 18:00

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