Commercial Register Registration European Company

The creation of a European company takes effect by registering it in the commercial register. In addition, the entry will be published for information purposes in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Registration Founding document with statutes Documents of appointment of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board (dualistic system) or the Board of Directors and the Managing Directors (monistic system) Proof that the amount paid in is definitively at the free disposal of the Executive Board or managing directors (bank confirmation) List of Members of the Supervisory Board Founding report Audit reports of the members of the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management and the Board of Directors as well as the founding auditors together with their documents in the case of Sections 26 and 27 of the German Civil Code (AktG), the contracts which are the basis of the determinations or have been concluded for their execution, as well as a calculation of the company's costs of incorporation Depending on the form of the european company's foundation, further documentation may be required.


Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 of 08.10.2001 on the Statute of the European Company (SE) SE Execution Act (SEAG) Sections 36 and 37 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) Section 12 Commercial Code (HGB) Commercial Register Fees Ordinance (HRegGebV)

more information on the European Commission's website

Registration To apply, contact a notary or notary. The notary or notary advises on the formulation of the application. Registration is made exclusively by electronic means, for which a publicly certified document is prepared. The declaration is provided with an electronic signature (within the meaning of Section 39a of the Public Procurement Act/BeurkG) and sent to the electronic court and administrative mailbox of the Registry Court. After successful registration for registration in the commercial register, you will receive a registration notice. The entry will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in addition to information for information purposes. Changes Relevant information about your company, such as the company's registered office, the legal form or the authorised representatives, has changed? Then please have the commercial register entry corrected immediately. In the same way, registration takes place exclusively through a notary or a notary.

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Last update or date of publication
11.09.2014