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Part II The Impact of Freedom of Establishment on Private International Law for Corporations, 4 Letter-box Companies and the Doctrine of Abuse

From: Freedom of Establishment and Private International Law for Corporations

Paschalis Paschalidis

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 August 2022

Subject(s):
Letterbox companies and the doctrine of abuse — Insolvency proceedings in the EU — Regulatory competition for insolvency — Judgments from courts of a member state — Rome Convention
4.01 There is some indication that an anti-letter-box1 company policy has taken roots in European company law. In some instances several European institutions have made explicit their willingness to take action against letter-box companies. It appears that the pro-letter-box company considerations that led to the delivery of the judgment in the Centros and Inspire Art cases have been replaced by a more reserved approach towards letter-box companies. 4.02 The beginning of this new approach was marked by the strong opposition opposition of trade unions to the first...
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