Commercial Register Registration European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)

A European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) may be set up by companies and other entities of public or private law under the national law of a Member State. It may also be set up by natural persons engaged in a commercial, commercial, craft, agricultural or professional activity in the Community or providing other services there. The founding contract of an EEIG must include the name, registered office, the subject-matter of the undertaking and, where appropriate, the name, number and place of registration of each member of the association and the duration of the association, unless it is unlimited. This Contract must be entered in the register provided for by each Member State. Registration gives the EEIG full legal capacity throughout the Community. Any creation or dissolution of an EEIG shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in addition to information for information purposes.

Registration Founding Treaty Certificate of appointment of the Managing Directors


Preconditions
An EEIG must consist of at least two members from different Member States, but must not employ more than 500 people.

Hints
The purpose of an EEIG is to facilitate or develop the economic activity of its members and to improve or increase the results of that activity. The purpose of the association is not to make a profit for itself. The activities of the EEIG must be linked to the economic activity of its members and must only constitute the auxiliary activity for this purpose.
Council Regulation (EC) No 2137/85 of 25 July 1985 establishing a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) EEIG Implementation Act (EWIVAG) Section 24 paragraph 2 Commercial Register Ordinance (HRV) Section 12 Commercial Code (HGB) Commercial Register Fees Ordinance (HRegGebV)

European Economic Interest Grouping website

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Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
11.09.2014