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EU-Company Law 2018

Summer School of , 10 ECTS
Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1717 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 1246 EUR

Ever since the establishment of the European Community in 1957 the regulation of companies and their activities has been an important part of the establishment of an integrated market and the visions for European company law have been extensive. The ambition of a common European company law was predominant in the early days, but even though this far-reaching ambition has changed, the development of national company law today is largely driven by developments in EU company law. 
The primary objective of the course is to give the students a knowledge and understanding of the framework of EU company law and of how EU company law regulates and affects national company law within the Member States. This involves an introduction to the ways in which EU law influence national company law. Such an influence can be direct as a consequence of the EU Treaty and directives, and it can be indirect as a consequence of a possible regulatory competition (Delaware syndrome).

Secondly, the aim is to give the students an introduction to the context of EU company law of today. The right of establishment is secured in the EU Treaty and has on several occasions been proven by the European Court of Justice, also a number of company law directives have been implemented in national company law, and finally EU regulations is part of EU company law. Various EU company law initiatives and legislation will be studied and discussed during the lessons. The course will cover the harmonization process so far, it is effects and difficulties. The course will address current challenges and the legislative proposals. Analyses of case material from the European Court of Justice will be an element of the course.Based on this the students should attain an understanding of the cross-border mobility of European companies along with the basic rights and commitments that companies meet when they enter the legal systems of other Member States. 

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 03


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