European economic interest groupings (EEIG)

The main features of European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIG) and what information you must register at Companies House.



This guide tells you what information an EEIG is required to register at Companies House when it is:

  • being formed in the UK
  • moving its official address to the UK from another European Member State
  • establishing a UK office but retaining its official address outside the UK

The guide also tells you when notice of changes to the EEIG’s particulars has to be delivered to Companies House, what forms to use and where to get them.

In March 2018, the UK and EU reached agreement on the terms of an implementation period that will start on 30 March 2019, and last until 31 December 2020. The agreement builds an important bridge to our new future partnership with the EU. During this period, the UK will no longer be a Member State of the European Union, but common rules will remain in place until the end of the period meaning businesses will be able to trade on the same terms as now up until the end of 2020.

As the legal forms of a European Public Limited-Liability Company or Societas Europaea (SE) and European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) are EU specific entities, established under EU law, these agreed terms would mean the UK would effectively remain part of the EEIG and SE frameworks during this period and SEs and EEIGs registered in the UK can continue to operate as normal during the implementation period.

Published 1 October 2014
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