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Duties & responsibilities of directors - a pan-European guide

Overview

With increased consolidation of business across Europe, executives of multinational groups can find that they are required to become directors of companies in a variety of jurisdictions, often at short notice.

The rules relating to directorships vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This CMS guide is intended to provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of directors across 21 jurisdictions in Europe, answering the most frequently asked questions for directors coming from another jurisdiction.

In many jurisdictions, there are various forms of company available, and there are different rules for directors according to the type of company used. This guide focuses for each jurisdiction on the most common form of company, and on the rules which apply to executive/managing directors.

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