Consultation on control structures in audit firms and their consequences on the audit market
Policy field(s)
Internal market, Free movement of capital, company law and corporate governance, Auditing
Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from auditors, preparers, investors, law firms and business services, audit regulators and Member States.
Period of consultation
From 18.11.2008 to 28.02.2009
Objective of the consultation
The purpose of the consultation is to examine two possible ways for finding catalysts to stimulate the emergence of new players in the international audit market: particular focus on deregulation of the capitalisation of audit firms (unbundling) and focus on a wider range of catalysts.
How to submit your contribution
Please send your responses, mentioning clearly identification details such as name, organisation and contact details, to the following e-mail address: markt-f4@ec.europa.eu. Please also mention clearly the questions you are replying to.

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Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the consultation document PDFEnglish
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details
Responsible service : Directorate General Internal Market and Services, Unit F4 – Auditing
E-mail : markt-f4@ec.europa.eu
Postal address : SPA 2 (JII), 02/085 , B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Number of responses received to this consultation
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Results of consultation and next steps
  • Summary report PDFEnglish
Specific privacy statement PDFEnglish

Last update: 10-10-2011