Workshop on Access to Capital, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Competition in Corporate Law


The Business and Financial Law SIG held its annual meeting and a workshop entitled ‘Access to Capital, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Competition in Corporate Law: A Union that Strives for More?’ on 6 March 2020 at the Catholic University of Lille, Faculty of Law.

Researchers from different European universities exchanged views about current issues relating to cross-border mobility of companies, regulatory arbitrage, stakeholder protection and the fight against fraud and abuse. Particular attention was paid to private international law aspects in corporate law as well to corporate taxation.

Presentations were given by Katrin Deckert (University Paris Nanterre), Aikaterini Pantazatou (University of Luxembourg), Thomas Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus) and Anastasia Sotiropoulou (University of Orléans). The panels were moderated by Andra Cotiga (Catholic University of Lille), Walter Doralt (University of Graz) and Nicolas Rontchevski (University of Strasbourg). The workshop also included the presentation of a recent research project relating to a general theory of the law of corporate debt, shared by Felix Steffek (Cambridge University).

The ELI feasibility study on Corporate Sustainability was also presented. Kristijan Poljanec (University of Zagreb) gave a regulatory overview of the matter, covering EU law, the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and academic literature.

The event was organised with the support of ELI and the EU. The agenda of the workshop can be found here.