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European companies in the UK: registration and administration

The main features of the European Company or 'Societas Europaea' (SE).

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This publication explains the main features of the European Company or ‘Societas Europaea’ (SE). It has been possible to set up this type of legal entity in Great Britain (GB) since 8 October 2004. The guidance in this publication applies only to European Companies (SEs) registered (or to be registered) in UK.

Published 1 November 2014
Last updated 30 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. New version relating to changes brought in by the The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act.
  2. First published.