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Consultation on cross-border mergers and divisions

Policy Field

  • Internal Market, company law

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from parties who have experience with national and cross-border mergers and divisions, including: companies, business federations and organisations, chambers of commerce, consumer associations, trade unions and employee bodies, public authorities, lawyers and notaries as well as research organisations and think tanks.


  • From 08.09.2014 to 31.01.2015 – (closed).


The European Commission is launching a consultation on cross-border mergers and divisions in order to collect information, which would allow the Commission to assess the functioning of the existing EU legal framework for cross-border operations of companies and any potential need for changes in the current rules. It follows the 2012 Action Plan on European company law and corporate governance, which announced that the Commission would consider (i) the appropriateness of amendments to improve the existing Directive 2005/56/EC on cross-border mergers and (ii) a possible initiative to provide a framework for cross-border divisions of companies.

How to submit your contribution

The participation period to this consultation is now over.

Consultation document

Please click here to view the consultation document PDFbgcsdadeetelenesfritlvlthumtnlplptroskslfisv.

Reference documents and other related consultations

Contact details

Responsible services:
Internal Market and Services DG,
Unit F2 – Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
Postal address:
European Commission
SPA 2 02/97
1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

151 contributions were received.

3 contributions were received outside the online questionnaire and were not taken into account in the analysis of the responses.

View the contributions

  • Click here to view the contributions.

  • Contributions received outside of the online questionnaire:
    • French Ministry of Justice PDFfr
    • Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration PDFhu
    • Hungarian Tribunal of Szekesfehervar PDFhu

In the interests of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission will be published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

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