ITEM/ICGI project Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU

Second report on corporate mobility in the EU published

The second report of the ITEM/ICGI project on ‘Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ has now been published. The report identifies a continuous cross-border corporate activity and features a comprehensive country-by-country reporting to provide a fuller picture of cross-border company mobility in the EU.

Marcus Meyer and Thomas Biermeyer (Maastricht University / Faculty of Law) are conducting a three-year project on cross-border corporate mobility in the European Union and the European Economic Area in collaboration with the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cooperation and Mobility / ITEM and the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies / ICGI since March 2017, following a successful tender award by the ETUI (European Trade Union Institute) and a Jean Monnet grant by the European Union.

The second report on Cross-Border Mobility in the European Union, for example, shows a 55% increase in cross-border merger activity in the period of 2013 to 2018 compared to 2008 to 2012. Moreover, 324 cross-border seat transfers have so far been identified for the period 2013 to 2018, reflecting a continuous cross-border corporate activity, despite the lack of a regulatory framework on cross-border seat transfers in certain Member States, such as Germany or the Netherlands.

Compared to the last report, a comprehensive country-by-country reporting for each EU and EEA Member State has been added to provide a fuller picture of cross-border company mobility in the EU.

The report is available via SSRN .

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