How does the market react to the societas Europaea?

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  • Horst Eidenmüller - , Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Author)
  • Andreas Engert - , University of Cologne (Author)
  • Lars Hornuf - , Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Author)


When Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 on the Statute for a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) became effective on 8 October 2004, it offered existing publicly traded companies, for the first time, a choice between competing company laws, namely the national law of the company's home state and the law of the supranational SE. Using an event study methodology, this chapter analyses a unique dataset of publicly traded firms that have announced to re-incorporate under the SE Regulation. The findings offer insights into how the market accepts the new European legal form.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompany Law and Economic Protectionism
EditorsUlf Bernitz, Wolf-Georg Ringe
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (electronic)9780191595578
ISBN (print)9780199591459
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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ORCID /0000-0002-0576-7759/work/142239230


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Company law, European law, Event study, Publicly trade firms, Reincorporation, Societas Europaea