The European Company Statute (ECS) is one of the most important pieces of legislation adopted so far by the European Union. It aims to regulate, on a voluntary basis, the internal functions of a business operating in more than two European countries at the same time.

Published by Peter Lang, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the history, structure, legal basis and likely impact of the ECS, examining its evolution over some 30 years of development and its chances for integrating diverse models of corporate governance across the European Economic Area.

The book explores the implication of the ECS for employee participation at various levels in the European Company with country case studies drawn from Greece, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.