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Cross-Border Transfers of Undertakings: A European Perspective

By Kirsten Henckel


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European Monographs Volume 103

Cross-Border Transfers of Undertakings: A European Perspective discusses the issue of cross-border transfers of undertakings from a European perspective and offers new and different solutions to issues of conflicting laws. Globalization and market integration have shaped the economic climate in such a way as to give rise to a considerable increase in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. However, the primary European Union (EU) legislation in this area – the Acquired Rights Directive – brings about only partial and minimum harmonization, giving rise to differences in the employee protective regime across the EU Member States. This book, the first full analysis of the EU-level private international law implications of the subject, masterfully addresses the plethora of questions that arise and presents well-considered recommendations towards the introduction of a new and uniform conflict of laws path for transfers of undertakings throughout the EU.

What’s in this book:

With a methodology that combines comparative, ‘black letter’, legal historical and empirical approaches, the author addresses such issues and topics as the following:

  • determination of applicable law both upon and after transfers;
  • jurisdictional issues;
  • the main provisions of the Acquired Rights Directive and their content;
  • the main differences existing among the relevant laws of the Member States;
  • special characteristics of the maritime sector and seagoing workers; and
  • cross-border implications of Brexit.

This book critically evaluates the existing rules on international jurisdiction and the conflict of laws relating to cross-border transfers of undertakings, clearly exposing the regime’s merits and demerits.

How this will help you:

This book provides a comprehensive study of existing rules on jurisdiction and applicable laws to a cross-border transfer of undertaking. This book helps counsel representing any actor involved in a cross-border merger, acquisition or business restructuring – transferor, transferee or affected employees – gain a clear understanding of their legal position both before and after the transfer. Thus, this book serves as a useful resource for policymakers, legislators and interested academics by helping them to solve issues of conflicting laws and international jurisdiction relating to transfers of undertakings.

Pages 400
Last Updated 09/18/2017
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041192271
SKU 10058978-0001
Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 2 Cross-Border Issues: Substantive Effects

CHAPTER 3 Jurisdiction

CHAPTER 4 Conflict of Laws

CHAPTER 5 Seafaring Workers

CHAPTER 6 Conclusion and Recommendations


Appendix I


Table of Cases