European Company Law (ECL) journal

The journal has been designed to be the ideal working tool for all corporate lawyers with a European practice. Published bi-monthly you'll find it a time saving way of keeping-up-to-date with all the issues affecting European company law.



European Company Law Book Series

The series covers subjects of company law in a broad sense. Its editorial board, made up of leading company law experts from around Europe, ensures that each book is topical, well-written and practical.


Conferences & Workshops

CECL organizes regularly workshops and conferences on all matters related to corporate law and governance



The Centre for European Company Law (CECL) was established in 2004 as an academic partnership initially between the Dutch universities of Leiden, Utrecht and Maastricht. Its original purpose was to help legal scholars and practitioners keep track of the rapid developments in company law at the EU level and also to assist in the understanding of the interconnectedness of company law developments at a national level. 

Having already established itself as well-known forum within the Netherlands for scholarship and discussion on European developments in the field of business law in general, CECL launched an internationalization policy in 2012 and has already welcomed Uppsala University in Sweden and LUISS Guido Carli in Italy as partners, while there are ongoing discussions for further expansion.


Contact us

   Centre for European Company Law, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES Leiden, The Netherlands 

         Stichting Centre for European Company Law - Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Register No: 59156848