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Part IV International Business Law, XXVII International Company, Competition, and Tax Law

From: Principles of International Economic Law (2nd Edition)

Matthias Herdegen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 March 2023

Competition — International investment law — International monetary law — Goods

This chapter examines the intricacies of international company law. This area’s significance lies in the ways in which it governs the corporate issues of cross-border activities of companies. A key aspect of international company law is the recognition of a corporation as legal person outside its home country. The internationally recognized legal capacity to conclude contracts, to hold property, and to have standing before courts is fundamental to a company’s radius of action. Thus the chapter delves into the criteria governing company jurisdictions, the recognition of foreign corporations and deference to ‘home’ regulation, and EU company law—in particular the newly developed corporate form of the Societas Europaea (SE).

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