Shareholder Control and European Limited Liability Companies: Be Careful What You Ask For
12 March, 12 noon – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Andreas Jentgens
Presenters: Radek Bursik, Stephanie Chatelon, Sandra Laves, and Jordi Maristany
Private limited liability companies are the most often used legal structure for businesses across Europe. What are important legal considerations for shareholders of these corporations? We'll discuss:
- How shareholders may exert influence on a company's management through instructions, consent requirements, removal of directors from office, and representation rules for directors.
- Potential legal effects of such measures on relationships within the company and the subsequent ability of directors to represent the company externally.
- A comparative overview across EU jurisdictions, with a focus on France and Germany.
- When the general rule of limited liability may be breached and what happens when shareholder influence causes a company's insolvency.
Explore the balance of control and responsibility in limited liability companies with a European perspective.