EU Directive 2017/828, amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement, was recently published. The directive provides several options for member states when transposing the directive into national law. Depending on how the respective national legislature make use of these options, there will be minor or major changes to the national law.
The European Commission recently presented its proposal for a Council Regulation on the Statute for a European Private Company. With the objective of making the single market more accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises, the proposal offers a uniform yet flexible corporate vehicle which is aimed at enabling these companies to use the same company form across the European Union.