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Help me, I’m a Director!


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 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 looks at key issues in each country, focusing on the most common form of company, and on the rules which apply to executive/managing directors.

You can download a PDF of this guide for free by clicking here.To discuss the issue further, please contact the CMS expert in your jurisdiction – all listed in the PDF.

* Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.