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S.I. No. 191/1989 - European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations, 1989.

S.I. No. 191/1989:

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPINGS) REGULATIONS, 1989.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPINGS) REGULATIONS, 1989.

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

PRELIMINARY

1. Citation and commencement.

2. Interpretation.

PART I

FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF GROUPINGS

3. Formation of a grouping.

4. Name of grouping.

5. Designation of registrar and registry.

6. Registration of a grouping.

7. Effect of registration.

8. Time for filing documents and other particulars.

9. Publication of information by grouping.

10. Groupings registered outside the State.

11. Notification of information by registrar.

12. Transfer of official address outside the State.

PART II

MEMBERSHIP OF GROUPINGS

13. Permissible number of members.

14. Disqualification from membership.

15. Expulsion of member of grouping.

16. Reduction of number of members below two.

17. Cessation of membership of a grouping.

ADMINISTRATION, ACTIVITIES ETC.

18. Manager of a grouping.

19. Annual return.

20. Prohibition on invitation of investment from the public.

21. Winding-up of grouping.

22. Provisions of Companies Acts applied to groupings.

23. Activity contrary to public interest.

24. Furnishing fasle information.

25. Destruction, mutilation or faslification of documents.

26. Fees.

27. Forms.

28. Offences and penalties.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of 25 July 1985 on the European Economic Interest Grouping.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Forms relating to EEIGs.

S.I. No. 191 of 1989.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPINGS) REGULATIONS, 1989.

I, DESMOND O'MALLEY, Minister for Industry and Commerce, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act, 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving full effect to the provisions of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of the 25th day of July, 1985 *on the European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG), hereby make the following Regulations:

*O.J. No. L 199, 31/7/1985, pp. 1-9.

PRELIMINARY

Citation and commencement.

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations, 1989.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day of August, 1989.

Interpretation.

2. (1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:

"the Companies Acts" means the Companies Act, 1963 , and every enactment which is to be constructed as one with that Act;

"the Council Regulation" means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of 25th July, 1985 on the European Economic Interest Grouping, being the Regulation set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations;

"the court" means the High Court;

"director" includes any person occupying the position of director by whichever name called;

"grouping" means a European Economic Interest Grouping, whether formed and registered in the State or elsewhere;

"the Minister" means the Minister for Industry and Commence;

"officer" in relation to a body corporate includes a director or company secretary;

"registry" has the meaning assigned to it under Regulation 5 (1) of these Regulations;

"registrar" means the registrar of groupings, within the meaning of Regulation 5 (2) of these Regulations.

(2) A word or expression that is used in these Regulations and is also used in the Council Regulation shall, unless the contrary intention appears, have the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Council Regulation.

PART I FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF GROUPINGS

Formation of a grouping.

A grouping shall be formed upon the terms, in the manner and with the effects laid down in the Council Regulation and these Regulations.

Name of grouping.

4. (1) The name of a grouping registered in the State shall include:

(a) the words "European Economic Interest Groupings" or the initials "EEIG", or

(b) the words "Grupail Eorpach um Leas Eacnamaioch" or the initials "GELE",

unless those words or initials already form part of the name.

(2) Every invoice, order for goods or business letter issued by or on behalf of a grouping shall include the name of the grouping referred to in paragraph (1) of this Regulation.

(3) No grouping shall be registered under these Regulations by a name which, in the opinion of the Minister, is undesirable but an appeal shall lie to the court against a refusal to register on such a ground.

(4) A grouping registered under these Regulations may, subject to the approval of the Minister signified in writing, change its name.

Designation of registrar and registry.

5. (1) The Companies Registration Office, being the office maintained for the purpose of the registration of companies under the Companies Acts, is hereby designated as the registry for the purpose of Articles 6, 7, 10 and 39 of the Council Regulation.

(2) For the purposes specified in paragraph (1) of this Regulation, the person for the time being holding the office of registrar of companies under the Companies Acts shall also have the function of registrar of groupings under the Council Regulation and these Regulations and is referred to in these Regulations as "the registrar".

Registration of a grouping.

6. (1) Where the official address of a grouping is in the State, the contract for the formation of the grouping shall be delivered to the registrar.

(2) The registrar shall retain and register in a register maintained by him for that purpose any contracts for the formation of groupings delivered to him.

Effect of registration.

7. (1) On the registration of a contract forming a grouping the registrar shall certify under his hand that the grouping is incorporated as a European Economic Interest Grouping.

(2) A grouping, from the date of its registration under these Regulations, shall:

(a) be a body corporate,

(b) have perpetual succession and a common seal, and

(c) have legal personality.

Time for filing documents and other particulars.

8. Where a document or particular is to be filed at the registry pursuant to Article 7 of the Council Regulation, it shall be so filed within 14 days of the amendment, decision or other event giving rise to the requirement under that Article.

Publication of information by grouping.

9. (1) A grouping registered in the State shall, within 21 days of its registration, cause to be published in the Iris Oifigiúil:

(a) the particulars referred to in Article 5 of the Council Regulation, and

(b) notice of the number, date and place of its registration.

(2) A grouping registered in the State shall, within 21 days of delivery to the registrar of the documents referred to in Article 7 (b) to (j) and 14.1 of the Council Regulation, cause to be published in the Iris Oifigiúil notice of such delivery.

(3) A grouping registered in the State shall, within 21 days of the termination of its registration, cause to be published in the Iris Oifigiúil, notice of such termination.

Groupings registered outside the State.

10. (1) Any document delivered to the registrar, pursuant to Article 10 of the Council Regulation, by a grouping registered outside the State shall be certified, in the country in which the grouping is registered, as follows:

(a) certified as a true copy by an official of the registry to whose custody the original is committed, or

(b) certified as a true copy in accordance with the provisions of the Companies (Forms) Order, 1964.

(2) Any such document shall, if it is not expressed in the Irish or English language, be accompanied by a certified translation thereof.

(3) In this Regulation "certified translation" means a translation certified to be a correct translation by:

(a) if made outside the State, an Irish diplomatic or consular officer, or any person whom any such officer certifies to be known to him as competent to translate it into the Irish or English language;

(b) if made within the State, a notary public, solicitor or barrister.

Notification of information by registrar.

11. The duty of forwarding the information mentioned in Article 39.2 of the Council Regulation to the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities shall lie with the registrar.

Transfer of official address outside the State.

12. (1) Where a grouping registered in the State proposes to transfer its official address to a place outside the State, the registrar may, after consultation with any Minister of the Government, the Revenue Commissioners, the Attorney General or the Director of Public Prosecutions, refuse to terminate the registration of the grouping in the State if any such person indicates that it would be in the public interest to do so.

(2) (a) Where the registrar refuses to terminate the registration of a grouping under paragraph (1) of this Regulation, the grouping may apply to the court in a summary manner to have such refusal reviewed.

(b) Where an application to review a decision by the registrar is brought pursuant to subparagraph (a) of this paragraph, the court shall confirm the decision of the registrar unless it is satisfied that the procedures laid down by, or the requirements of, these Regulations or the Council Regulation have not been compiled with in any material respect.

(c) Where the court is satisfied that the procedures laid down by, or the requirements of, these Regulations or the Council Regulation have not been compiled with in any material respect, the court may set aside the decision of the registrar and in such case shall remit the matter to the registrar who shall thereupon reconsider the matter and make a further decision in accordance with such procedures and requirements.

PART II MEMBERSHIP OF GROUPINGS

Permissible number of members.

13. (1) No grouping consisting of more than 20 members shall be registered in the State.

(2) In this Regulation, "member" includes a partner in a partnership, but does not include a partner in a partnership exempted under section 13 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1982 .

Disqualification from membership.

14. (1) The following persons shall be disqualified from membership of a grouping, namelu:

(a) an undischarged bankrupt,

(b) a person convicted on indictment of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty,

(c) a person convicted on indictment of any offence in relation to a company formed and registered under the Companies Acts,

(d) a person to whom section 297 of the Companies Act, 1963 , applies,

(e) a body corporate in respect of which winding-up or analogous proceedings have commenced.

(2) A person who becomes disqualified under this Regulation shall, within five days of becoming disqualified, resign from membership of a grouping and shall not act as a member of a grouping when disqualified from doing so.

Expulsion of member of grouping.

15. The jurisdiction to hear and decide on applications under Article 27.2 of the Council Regulation shall lie with the court.

Reduction of number of members below two.

16. If at any time the number of members of a grouping is reduced below two, and it carries on any trade, activity or business for more than one month while the number is so reduced, the following persons shall, if they know that the grouping is carrying on business with less than two members, be severally liable for the payment of the whole debts of the grouping contracted during that time, and may be severally sued thereof, namely:

(a) if the remaining member is a natural person, that person,

(b) if the remaining member is a partnership, every member of that partnership,

(c) if the remaining member is a body corporate, every person who was a director or other officer of the body corporate during the period mentioned in this Regulation.

Cessation of membership of a grouping.

17. (1) Membership of a grouping by a person shall cease in the event of his being adjudged bankrupt, or if he makes any arrangement or composition with his creditors generally.

(2) Membership of a grouping by a body (whether or not incorporated) shall cease on the commencement of the winding up of that body.

ADMINISTRATION, ACTIVITIES ETC..

Manager of a grouping.

18. (1) The manager of a grouping may be a natural person or a body corporate.

(2) Where the manager is a body corporate:

(a) the grouping shall designate one or more natural persons as the representative of the manager,

(b) such representative shall have the same liability as if he were himself the manager, and

(c) the grouping shall deliver to the registrar particulars in relation to such representative as if he were the manager.

Annual Return.

19. (1) A grouping whose official address is in the State shall, not later than 1st July in every year, make a return to the registrar in the form set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall also apply to a grouping which has a grouping establishment in the State.

(3) Nothing in this Regulation shall require a grouping to make a return before 1st July in a particular year if the date of registration in the State of such grouping or grouping establishment, as the case may be, under these Regulations was less than fifteen months before that date.

Prohibition on invitation of investment from the public.

20. (1) A grouping shall not invite investment from the public.

(2) Where a grouping is convicted of an offence under this Regulation and the grouping is in the course of being wound up on the date of the conviction or commences to be wound up within 12 months after that date, the court may, on the application of the liquidator or any creditor of the grouping, declare that any of the following persons shall be personally liable, without any limitation of liability, for all or any of the debts or other liabilities of the grouping incurred in the period during which such person was acting in the capacity mentioned, namely:

(a) any member of the grouping who is a natural person,

(b) a director or member of the committee of management of any member of the grouping which is a body corporate,

(c) the manager of the grouping or, where the manager is a body corporate, the natural person who is the representative of the manager, within the meaning of Regulation 18 (2).

Winding-up for grouping.

21. (1) For the purposes of Articles 35 and 36 of the Council Regulation, a grouping shall be deemed to be an unregistered company, within the meaning of Part X of the Companies Act, 1963 .

(2) For the purposes of that Part, the manager of a grouping shall be treated as if he were a director of a company.

(3) The Minister shall be the competent authority for the purposes of Article 32.1 of the Council Regulation.

Provisions of Companies Acts applied to groupings.

22. (1) The provisions of the Companies Act set out in the Table to this Regulation shall, with any necessary modifications, apply to groupings as they apply to companies formed and registered under those Acts.

(2) A person convicted of an offence under a provision of the Companies Acts, as applied by this Regulation, shall, in lieu of the penalties therefor set out in those Acts, be liable to the penalties set out in Regulation 28.

TABLE

Act Provisions applied
Companies Act, 1963

Sections 99 to 112.

Section 165 to 173.

Section 184.

Section 205.

Sections 293, 295 and 297.

Section 311.

Sections 344 to 350.

Sections 368, 370, 379, 389, 390, and 394.

Companies (Amendment) Act, 1982 Section 12.
Activity contrary to public interest.

23. (1) The Minister shall be the competent authority for the purposes of Article 38 of the Council Regulation.

(2) For the said purposes, the Minister may direct a grouping to cease or refrain from any activity which, in his opinion, is or is likely to be against the public interest, and the grouping shall comply with any such direction.

Furnishing false information.

24. A person shall not, in purported compliance with any provision of the Council Regulation or these Regulations, make a statement or produce, lodge or deliver any return, report, account or other document, knowing it to be false, or recklessly make a statement or produce, lodge or deliver any such document false in a material particular.

Destruction, mutlitation or falsification of documents.

25. (1) A person shall not destroy, mutilate or falsify, or be privy to the destruction, multilation or falsification of any book or document affecting or relating to the property or affairs of a grouping, or make or be privy to the making of a false entry therein.

(2) A person shall not fraudulently part with, alter or make an omission in, any such book or document.

(3) A person shall not be convicted of an offence under this Regulation if he proves that he had no intention to defeat the law.

Fees.

26. In respect of the several matters mentioned in the first column of the Table to this Regulation, there shall be paid to the registrar the several fees specified in the second column of that Table.

TABLE

Column (1) Column (2)
Matter in respect of which fee is payable. Amount of fee
£
For registration of a grouping to be registered in the State. 150.00
For registration of a grouping establishment in the State, where a grouping is registered in another Member State of the European Communities. 150.00
For registration of change of a grouping name. 150.00
For registration of transfer of official address of a grouping. 150.00
For termination of registration of a grouping. 25.00
For registering any other document by these Regulations required to be delivered, forwarded or sent to the registrar or filed in the registry. 25.00
Forms.

27. (1) The forms referred to in the Table to this Regulation and set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations are, subject to paragraph (2), hereby prescribed as the forms to be used by groupings for the various purposes required under the Council Regulation and these Regulations.

(2) For the purpose of giving full and better effect to the Council Regulation and these Regulations, the registrar may require groupings generally to furnish him with such further information, and in such form, as he may from time to time determine, or may make such adjustments and alterations in the forms set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations as he deems appropriate.

TABLE

Purpose Form
Registration of grouping whose official address is in the State. IG1
Registration of grouping establishment in Ireland for grouping whose official address is outside the State. IG2
Notice of setting up of grouping establishment of grouping whose official address is in the State. IG3
Notice of closure of grouping establishment of grouping. IG4
Notice of manager's particulars and of termination of appointment. IG5
Notice of documents and particulars required to be filed. IG6
Notice of proposal to transfer official address of grouping. IG7
Offences and penalties.

28. (1) A person or grouping who contravenes Article 3 (2), 4 (1), 7, 10, 18, 19, 25, 29, 31 or 35 (4) of the Council Regulation or Regulations 4, 8, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20 (1), 24 or 25 of these Regulations, or a direction of the Minister under Regulation 23 of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

(2) Where an offence which is committed by a grouping under the Council Regulation or these Regulations is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any member of that grouping or any person or body who was purporting to act in such capacity, that person or body shall also be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against accordingly as if he were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

(3) Summary proceedings in relation to an offence under the Council Regulation or these Regulations may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister or the registrar.

(4) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, summary proceedings under the Council Regulation or these Regulations may be instituted within three years from the date of the offence.

SCHEDULES.

Regulation 2

FIRST SCHEDULE

COUNCIL REGULATION (EEC) No 2137/85

of 25 July 1985 on the European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES.

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 235 thereof.

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission(1)

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament,(2)

(1)OJ No. C 14, 15, 2. 1974, p.30 and OJ No. c 103, 28, 4. 1978, p.4.

(2)OJ No. C 163, 11, 7, 1977, p.17.

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee(3),

(3)OJ No. C 108, 15, 5, 1975, p.46.

Where a harmonious development of economic activities and a continuous and balanced expansion throughout the Community depends on the establishment and smooth functioning of a common market offering conditions analogous to those of a national market; whereas to bring about this single market and to increase its unity a legal framework which facilities the adaptation of their activities to the economic conditions of the Community should be created for natural persons, companies, firms and other legal bodies in particular; whereas to that end it is necessary that those natural persons, companies, firms and other legal bodies should be able to co-operate effectively across frontiers;

Whereas cooperation of this nature can encounter legal, fiscal or psychological difficulties; whereas the creation of an appropriate Community legal instrument in the form of a European Economic Interest Grouping would contribute to the achievement of the above mentioned objectives and therefore proves necessary;

Whereas the Treaty does not provide the necessary powers for the creation of such a legal instrument;

Whereas a grouping's ability to adapt to economic conditions must be guaranteed by the considerable freedom for its members in their contractual relations and the internal organisation of the grouping;

Whereas a grouping differs from a firm or company principally in its purpose, which is only to facilitate or develop the economic activities of its members to enable them to improve their own results; whereas, by reason of that ancillary nature, a grouping's activities must be related to the economic activities of its members but not replace them so that, to that extent, for example, a grouping may not itself, with regard to third parties, practise a profession, the concept of economic activities being interpreted in the widest sense;

Whereas access to grouping form must be made as widely available as possible to natural persons, companies, firms and other legal bodies, in keeping with the aims of this Regulation; whereas this Regulation shall not, however, prejudice the application at national level of legal rules and/or ethical codes concerning the conditions for the pursuit of business and professional activities;

Whereas this Regulation does not itself confer on any person the right to participate in a grouping, even where the conditions it lays down are fulfilled;

Whereas the power provided by this Regulation to prohibit or restrict participation in grouping on grounds of public interest is without prejudice to the laws of Member States which govern the pursuit of activities and which may provide further prohibitions or restrictions or otherwise control or supervise participation in a grouping by any natural person, company, firm or other legal body or any class of them;

Whereas, to enable a grouping to achieve its purpose, it should be endowed with legal capacity and provision should be made for it to be represented vis-a-vis third parties by an organ legally separate from its membership;

Whereas the protection of third parties requires widespread publicity; whereas the members of a grouping have unlimited joint and several liability for the grouping's debts and other liabilities, including those relating to tax or social security, without, however, that principle's affecting the freedom to exclude or restrict the liability of one or more of its members in respect of a particular debt or other liability by means of a specific contract between the grouping and a third party;

Whereas matters relating to the status or capacity of natural persons and to the capacity of legal persons are governed by national law:

Whereas the grounds for winding up which are peculiar to the grouping should be specific while referring to national law for its liquidation and the conclusion thereof;

Whereas groupings are subject to national laws relating to insolvency and cessation of payments; whereas such laws may provide other grounds for the winding up of groupings;

Whereas this Regulation provides that the profits or losses resulting from the activities of a grouping shall be taxable only in the hands of its members; whereas it is understood that otherwise national tax laws apply, particularly as regards the apportionment of profits, tax procedures and any obligations imposed by national tax law;

Whereas in matters not covered by this Regulation the laws of the Member States and Community law are applicable, for example with regard to:

social and labour laws,

competition law,

intellectual property law;

Whereas the activities of groupings are subject to the provisions of Member States' laws on the pursuit and supervision of activities; whereas in the event of abuse or circumvention of the laws of a Member State by a grouping or its members that Members State may impose appropriate sanctions;

Whereas the Member States are free to apply or to adopt any laws, regulations or administrative measures which do not conflict with the scope or objective of this Regulation;

Whereas this Regulation must enter into force immediately in its entirety; whereas the implementation of some provisions must nevertheless be deferred in order to allow the Member States first to set up the necessary machinery for the registration of groupings in their territories and the disclosure of certain matters relating to groupings; whereas, with effect from the date of implementation of this Regulation, groupings set up may operate without territorial restrictions.

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. European Economic Interest Groupings shall be formed upon the terms, in the manner and with the effects laid down in this Regulation.

Accordingly, parties intending to form a grouping must conclude a contract and have the registration provided for in Article 6 carried out.

2. A grouping so formed shall, from the date of its registration as provided for in Article 6, have the capacity, in its own name, to have rights and obligations of all kinds, to make contracts or accomplish other legal acts, and to sue and be sued.

3. The Member States shall determine whether or not groupings registered at their registries, pursuant to Article 6, have legal personality.

Article 2

1. Subject to the provisions of this Regulation, the law applicable, on the one hand, to the contract for the formation of a grouping, except as regards matters relating to the status or capacity of natural persons and to the capacity of legal persons and, on the other hand, to the internal organisation of a grouping shall be the internal law of the State in which the official address is situated, as laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping.

2. Where a State comprises several territorial units, each of which has its own rules of law applicable to the matters referred to in paragraph 1, each territorial unit shall be considered as a State for the purpoes of identifying the law applicable under this Article.

Article 3

1. The purpose of a grouping shall be to facilitate or develop the economic activities of its members and to improve or increase the results of those activities; its purpose is not to make profits for itself.

Its activity shall be related to the economic activities of its members and must not be more than ancillary to those activities.

2. Consequently, a grouping may not:

(a) exercise, directly or indirectly, a power of management or supervision over its members' own activities or over the activities of another undertaking, in particular in the fields of personnel, finance and investment;

(b) directly or indirectly, on any basis whatsoever, hold shares of any kind in a member undertaking; the holding of shares in another undertaking shall be possible only in so far as it is necessary for the achievement of the grouping's objects and if it is done on its members' behalf;

(c) employ more than 500 persons;

(d) be used by a company to make a loan to a director of a company, or any person connected with him, when the making of such loans is restricted or controlled under the Member States' laws governing companies. Nor must a grouping be used for the transfer of any property between a company and a director, or any person connected with him, except to the extent allowed by the Member States' laws governing companies. For the purposes of this provision the making of a loan includes entering into any transaction or arrangement of similar effect, and property includes moveable and immovable property;

(e) be a member of another European Economic Interest Grouping.

Article 4

1. Only the following may be members of a grouping:

(a) companies or firms within the meaning of the second paragraph of Article 58 of the Treaty and other legal bodies governed by public or private law, which have been formed in accordance with the law of a Member State and which have their registered or statutory office and central administration in the Community; where, under the law of a Member State, a company, firm or other legal body is not obliged to have a registered or statutory office, it shall be sufficient for such a company, firm or other legal body to have its central administration in the Community;

(b) natural persons who carry on any industrial, commercial, craft or agricultural activity or who provide professional or other services in the Community.

2. A grouping must comprise at least:

(a) two companies, firms or other legal bodies, within the meaning of paragraph 1, which have their central administrations in different Member States, or

(b) two natural person, within the meaning of paragraph 1, who carry on their principal activities in different Members States, or

(c) a company, firm or other legal body within the meaning of paragraph 1 and a natural person, of which the first has its central administration in one Member State and the second carries on his principal activity in another Member State.

3. A Member State may provide that groupings rgistered at its registries in accordance with Article 6 may have no more than 20 members. For this purpose, that Member State may provide that, in accordance with its laws, each member of a legal body formed under its laws, other than a registered company, shall be treated as a separate member of a grouping.

4. Any Member State may, on grounds of that State's public interest, prohibit or restrict participation in groupings by certain classes of natural persons, companies, firms, or other legal bodies.

Article 5

A contract for the formation of a grouping shall include at least:

(a) the name of the grouping preceded or followed either by the words "European Economic Interest Grouping" or by the initials "EEIG", unless those words or initial already form part of the name;

(b) the official address of the grouping;

(c) the objects for which the grouping is formed;

(d) the name, business name, legal form, permanent address or registered office, and the number and place of registration, if any, of each member of the grouping;

(e) the duration of the grouping, except where this is indefinite.

Article 6

A grouping shall be registered in the State in which it has its official address, at the registry designated pursuant to Article 39 (1).

Article 7

A contract for the formation of a grouping shall be filed at the registry referred to in Article 6.

The following documents and particulars must also be filed at that registry:

(a) any amendment to the contract for the formation of a grouping, including any change in the composition of a grouping;

(b) notice of a setting up or closure of any establishment of the grouping;

(c) any judicial decision establishing or declaring the nullity of a grouping, in accordance with Article 15;

(d) notice of the appointment of the manager or managers of a grouping, their names and any other identification particulars required by the law of the Member State in which the register is kept, notification that they may act alone or must act jointly, and the termination of any manager's appointment;

(e) notice of a member's assignment of his particiation in a grouping or a proportion thereof, in accordance with Article 22 (1);

(f) any decision by members ordering or establishing the winding up of a grouping, in accordance with Articles 31 or 32;

(g) notice of the appointment of the liquidator or liquidators of a grouping, as referred to in Article 35, their names and any other identification particulars required by the law of the Member State in which the register is kept, and the termination of any liquidator's appointment;

(h) notice of the conclusion of a grouping's liquidation, as referred to in Article 35 (2);

(i) any proposal to transfer the official address, as referred to in Article 14 (1);

(j) any clause exempting a new member from the payment of debts and other liabilities which originated prior to his admission in accordance with Article 26 (2).

Article 8

The following must be published, as laid down in Article 39, in the gazette referred to in paragraph 1 of that Article:

(a) the particulars which must be included in the contract for the formation of a grouping, pursuant to Article 5, and any amendments thereto;

(b) the number, date and place of registration as well as notice of the termination of that registration;

(c) the documents and particulars referred to in Article 7 (b) to (j).

The particulars referred to in (a) and (b) must be published in full. The documents and particulars referred to in (c) may be published either in full or in extract form or by means of a reference to their filing at the registry, in accordance with the national legislation applicable.

Article 9

1. The documents and particulars which must be published pursuant to this Regulation may be relied on by a grouping as against third parties under the conditions laid down by the national law applicable pursuant to Article 3 (5) and (7) of Council Directive 68/151/EEC of 9 March 1968 on co-ordination of safeguards which, for the protection of the interests of members and others, are required by Member States of companies within the meaning of the second paragraph of Article 58 of the Treaty, with a view to making such safeguards equivalent throughout the Community.(1)

2. If activities have been carried on on behalf of a grouping before its registration in accordance with Article 6 and if the grouping does not, after its registration, assume the obligations arising out of such activities, the natural persons, companies, firms or other legal bodies which carried on those activities shall bear unlimited joint and several liability for them.

Article 10

Any grouping establishment situated in a Member state other than that in which the official address is situated shall be registered in that State. For the purpose of such registration, a grouping shall file, at the appropriate registry in that Member State, copies of the documents which must be filed at the registry of the Member State in which the official address is situated together, if necessary, with a translation which conforms with the practice of the registry where the establishment is registered.

Article 11

Notice that a grouping has been formed or that the liquidation of a grouping has been concluded stating the number, date and place of registration and the date, place and title of publication, shall be given in the Official Journal of the European Communities after it has been published in the gazette referred to in Article 39 (1).

Article 12

The official address referred to in the contract for the formation of a grouping must be situated in the Community.

(1)OJ NO L 65, 14, 3, 1968, p.8.

The official address must be fixed either:

(a) where the grouping has its central administration, or

(b) where one of the members of the grouping has its central administration or, in the case of a natural person, his principal activity, provided that the grouping carries on an activity there.

Article 13

The official address of a grouping may be transferred within the Community.

When such a transfer does not result in a change in the law applicable pursuant to Article 2, the decision to transfer shall be taken in accordance with the conditions laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping.

Article 14

1. When the transfer of the official address results in a change in the law applicable pursuant to Article 2, a transfer proposal must be drawn up, filed and published in accordance with the conditions laid down in Articles 7 and 8.

No decision to transfer may be taken for two months after publication of the proposal. Any such decision must be taken by the members of the grouping unanimously. The transfer shall take effect on the date on which the grouping is registered, in accordance with Article 6, at the registry or the new official address. That registration may not be effected until evidence has been produced that the proposal to transfer the official address has been published.

2. The termination of a grouping's registration at the registry for its old official address may not be effected until evidence has been produced that the grouping has been registered at the registry for its new official address.

3. Upon publication of a grouping's new registration the new official address may be relied on as against third parties in accordance with the conditions referred to in Article 9 (1); however, as long as the termination of the grouping's registration at the registry for the old official address has not been published, third parties may continue to rely on the old official address unless the grouping proves that such third parties were aware of the new official address.

4. The laws of a Member State may provide that, as regards groupings registered under Article 6 in that Member State, the transfer of an official address which would result in a change of the law applicable shall not take effect if, within the two month period referred to in paragraph 1, a competent authority in that Member State opposes it. Such opposition may be based only on grounds of public interest. Review by a judicial authority must be possible.

Article 15

1. Where the law applicable to a grouping by virtue of Article 2 provides for the nullity of that grouping, such nullity must be established or declared by judicial decision. However, the court to which the matter is referred must, where it is possible for the affairs of the grouping to be put in order, allow time to permit that to be done.

2. The nullity of a grouping shall entail its liquidation in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 35.

3. A decision establishing or declaring the nullity of a grouping may be relied on as against third parties in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 9 (1).

Such a decision shall not of itself affect the validity of liabilities, owed by or to a grouping, which originated before it could be relied on as against third parties in accordance with the conditions laid down in the previous subparagraph.

Article 16

1. The organs of a grouping shall be the members acting collectively and the manager or managers.

A contract for the formation of a grouping may provide for other organs; if it does it shall determine their powers.

2. The members of a grouping, acting as a body, may take any decision for the purpose of achieving the objects of the grouping.

Article 17

1. Each member shall have one vote. The contract for the formation of a grouping may, however, give more than one vote to certain members, provided that no one member holds a majority of the votes.

2. A unanimous decision by the members shall be required to:

(a) alter the objects of a grouping;

(b) alter the number of votes allotted to each member;

(c) alter the conditions for the taking of decision;

(d) extend the duration of a grouping beyond any period fixed in the contract for the formation of the grouping;

(e) alter the contribution by every member or by some members of the grouping's financing;

(f) alter any other obligation of a member, unless otherwise provided by the contract for the formation of the grouping;

(g) make any alteration to the contract for the formation of the grouping not covered by this paragraph, unless otherwise provided by that contract.

3. Except where this Regulation provides that decisions must be taken unanimously, the contract for the formation of a grouping may prescribe the conditions for the quorum and for a majority, in accordance with which the decisions, or some of them, shall be taken. Unless otherwise provided for by the contract, decisions shall be taken unanimously.

4. On the initiative of a manager or at the request of a member, the manager or managers must arrange for the members to be consulted so that the letter can take a decision.

Article 18

Each member shall be entitled to obtain information from the manager or managers concerning the grouping's business and to inspect the grouping's books and business records.

Article 19

1. A grouping shall be managed by one or more natural persons appointed in the contract for the formation of the grouping or by decision of the members.

No person may be a manager of a grouping if:

by virtue of the law applicable to him, or

by virtue of the internal law of the State in which the grouping has its official address, or

following a judicial or administrative decision made or recognised in a Member State

he may not belong to the administrative or management body of a company, may not manage an undertaking or may not act as manager of a European Economic Interest Grouping.

2. A Member State may, in the case of groupings registered at their registries pursuant to Article 6, provide that legal persons may be managers on condition that such legal persons designate one or more natural persons, whose particulars shall be the subject of the filing provisions of Article 7 (d) to represent them.

If a Member State exercises this option, it must provide that the representative or representatives shall be liable as if they were themselves managers of the groupings concerned.

The restrictions imposed in paragraph 1 shall also apply to those representatives.

3. The contract for the formation of a grouping or, failing that, a unanimous decision by the members shall determine the conditions for the appointment and removal of the manager or managers and shall lay down their powers.

Article 20

1. Only the manager or, where there are two or more, each of the managers shall represent a grouping in respect of dealings with third parties.

Each of the managers shall bind the grouping as regards third parties when he acts on behalf of the grouping, even where his acts do not fall within the objects of the groupings, unless the grouping proves that the third party knew or could not, under the circumstances, have been unaware that the act fell outside the objects of the grouping; publication of the particulars referred to in Article 5 (c) shall not of itself be proof thereof.

No limitation on the powers of the manager or managers, whether deriving from the contract for the formation of the grouping or from a decision by the members, may be relied on as against third parties even if it is published.

2. The contract for the formation of the grouping may provide that the grouping shall be validly bound only by two or more managers acting jointly. Such a clause may be relied on as against third parties in accordance with the conditions referred to in Article 9 (1) only if it is published in accordance with Article 8.

Article 21

1. The profits resulting from a grouping's activities shall be deemed to be the profits of the members and shall be apportioned among them in the proportions laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping or, in the absence of any such provision, in equal shares.

2. The members of a grouping shall contribute to the payment of the amount by which expenditure exceeds income in the proportions laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping or, in the absence of any such provision, in equal shares.

Article 22

1. Any member of a grouping may assign his participation in the grouping, or a proportion thereof, either to another member or to a third party; the assignment shall not take effect without the unanimous authorisation of the other members.

2. A member of a grouping may use his participation in the grouping as security only after the other members have given their unanimous authorisation, unless otherwise laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping. The holder of the security may not at any time become a member of the grouping by virtue of that security.

Article 23

No grouping may invite investment by the public.

Article 24

1. The members of a grouping shall have unlimited joint and several liability for its debts and other liabilities of whatever nature. National law shall determine the consequences of such liability.

2. Creditors may not proceed against a member for payment in respect of debts and other liabilities, in accordance with the conditions laid down I paragraph 1, before the liquidation of a grouping is concluded, unless they have first requested the grouping to pay and payment has not been made within an appropriate period.

Article 25

Letters, order forms and similar documents must indicate legibly:

(a) the name of the grouping preceded or followed either by the words "European Economic Interest Grouping" or by the initials "EEIG", unless those words or initials already occur in the name;

(b) the location of the registry referred to in Article 6, in which the grouping is registered, together with the number of the grouping's entry at the registry;

(c) the grouping's officia address;

(d) where applicable, that the managers must act jointly;

(e) where applicable, that the grouping is in liquidation, pursuant to Articles 15, 31, 32 or 36.

Every establishment of a grouping, when registered in accordance with Article 10, must give the above particulars, together with those relating to its own registration, on the documents referred to in the first paragraph of this Article uttered by it.

Article 26

1. A decision to admit new members shall be taken unanimously by the members of the grouping.

2. Every new member shall be liable, in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 24, for the grouping's debts and other liabilities, including those arising out of the grouping's activities before his admission.

He may, however, be exempted by a clause in the contract for the formation of the grouping or in the instrument of admission from the payment of debts and other liabilities which originated before his admission. Such a clause may be relied on as against third parties, under the conditions referred to in Article 9 (1), only if it is published in accordance with Article 8.

Article 27

1. A member of a grouping may withdraw in accordance with the conditions laid down in the contract for the formation of a grouping or, in the absence of such conditions, with the unanimous agreement of the other members.

Any member of a grouping may, in addition, withdraw on just and proper grounds.

2. Any member of a grouping may be expelled for the reasons listed in the contract for the formation of the grouping and, in any case, if he seriously fails in his obligations or if he causes or threatens to cause serious disruption in the operation of the grouping.

Such expulsion may occur only by the decision of a court to which joint application has been made by a majority of the other members, unless otherwise provided by the contract for the formation of a grouping.

Article 28

1. A member of a grouping shall cease to belong to it on death or when he no longer complies with the conditions laid down in Article 4 (1).

In addition, a Member State may provide, for the purposes of its liquidation, winding up, insolvency or cessation of payments laws, that a member shall cease to be a member of any grouping at the moment determined by those laws.

2. In the event of the death of a natural person who is a member of a grouping, no person may become a member of his place except under the conditions laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping or, failing that, with the unanimous agreement of the remaining members.

Article 29

As soon as a member ceases to belong to a grouping, the manager or managers must inform the other members of that fact; they must also take the steps required as listed in Article 7 and 8. In addition, any person concerned may take those steps.

Article 30

Except where the contract for the formation of a grouping provides otherwise and without prejudice to the rights acquired by a person under Articles 22 (1) or 28 (2), grouping shall continue to exist for the remaining members after a member has ceased to belong to it, in accordance with the conditions laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping or determined by unanimous decision of the members in question.

Article 31

1. A grouping may be wound up by a decision of its members ordering its winding up. Such a decision shall be taken unanimously, unless otherwise laid down in the contract for the formation of the grouping.

2. A grouping must be wound up by a decision of its members:

(a) noting the expiry of the period fixed in the contract for the formation of the grouping or the existence of any other cause for winding up provided for in the contract, or

(b) noting the accomplishment of the grouping's purpose or the impossibility of pursuing it further.

Where, three months after one of the sittuation referred to in the first subparagraph has occurred, a members' decision establishing the winding up of the grouping has not been taken, any member may petition the court to order winding up.

3. A grouping must also be wound up by a decision of its members of the remaining member when the conditions laid down in Article (2) are no longer fulfilled.

4. After a grouping has been wound up by decision of its members, the the manager or managers must take the steps required as listed in Articles 7 and 8. In addition, any person concerned may take those steps.

Article 32

1. On application by any person concerned or by a competent authority, in the event of the infringement of Articles 3, 12 or 31 (3), the court must order a grouping to be wound up, unless its affairs can be and are put in order before the court has delivered a substantive ruling.

2. On applications by a member, the court may order a grouping to be wound up on just and proper grounds.

3. A Member State may provide that the court may, on application by a competent authority, order the winding up of a grouping which has its official address in the State to which that authority belongs, wherever the grouping acts in contravention of that State's public interest, if the law of that State provides for such a possibility in respect of registered companies or other legal bodies subject to it.

Article 33

When a member ceases to belong to a grouping for any reason other than the assigment of his rights in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 22 (1), the value of his rights and obligations shall be determined taking into account the assets and liabilities of the grouping as they stand when he ceases to belong to it.

The value of the rights and obligations of a departing member may not be fixed in advance.

Article 34

Without prejudice to Article 37 (1), any member who ceases to belong to a grouping shall remain answerable, in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 24, for the debts and other liabilities arising out of the grouping's activities before he ceased to be a member.

Article 35

1. The winding up of a grouping shall entail its liquidation.

2. The liquidation of a grouping and the conclusion of its liquidation shall be governed by national law.

3. A grouping shall retain its capacity, within the meaning of Article 1 (2), until its liquidation is concluded.

4. The liquidator or liquidators shall take the steps required as listed in Articles 7 and 8.

Article 36

Groupings shall be subject to national laws governing insolvency and cessation of payments. The commencement of proceedings against a grouping on grounds of its solvency or cessation of payments shall not by itself cause the commencement of such proceedings against its members.

Article 37

1. A period of limitation of five years after the publication, pursuant to Article 8, of notice of a member's ceasing to belong to a grouping shall be substituted for any longer period which may be laid down by the relevant national law for actions against that member in connection with debts and other liabilities arising out of the grouping's activities before he ceased to be a member.

2. A period of limitation of five years after the publication, pursuant to Article 8, of notice of the conclusion of the liquidation of a grouping shall be substituted for any longer period which may be laid down by the relevant national law for actions against a member of the grouping in connection with debts and other liabilities arising out of the grouping's activities.

Article 38

Where a grouping carries on any activity in a Member State in contravention of that State's public interest, a competent authority of that State may prohibit that activity. Review of that competent authority's decision by a judicial authority shall be possible.

Article 39

1. The Member States shall designate the registry or registries responsible for effecting the registration referred to in Articles 6 and 10 and shall lay down the rules governing registration. They shall prescribe the conditions under which the documents referred to in Article 7 and 10 shall be filed. They shall ensure that the documents and particulars referred to in Article 8 are published in the appropriate official gazette of the Member State in which the grouping has its official address and may prescribe the manner of publication of the documents and p articulars referred to in Article 8 (c).

The Member States shall also ensure that anyone may, at the appropriate registry pursuant to Aticle 6 or, where appropriate, Articl 10, inspect the documents referred to in Article 7 and obtain, even by post, full or partial copies thereof.

The Member States may provide for the payment of fees in connection with the operations referred to in the preceding subparagraphs; those fees may not, however, exceed the administrative cost thereof.

2. The Member States shall ensure that the information to be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities pursuant to Article 11 is forwarded to the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities within one month of its publication in the official gazette referred to in paragraph 1.

3. The Member States shall provide for appropriate penalties in the event of failure to comply with the provisions of Articles 7, 8 and 10 on disclosure and in the event of failure to comply with Article 25.

Article 40

The profits or losses resulting from the activities of a grouping shall be taxable only in the hands of its members.

Article 41

1. The Member States shall take the measures required by virtue of Article 39 before 1 July 1989. They shall immediately communicate them to the Commission.

2. For information purposes, the Member States shall inform the Commission of the classes of natural persons, companies, firms and other legal bodies which they prohibit from participating in groupings pursuant to Article 4 (4). The Commission shall inform the other Member States.

Article 42

1. Upon the adoption of this Regulation, a Contact Committee shall be set up under the auspices of the Commission. Its function shall be:

(a) to facilitate, without prejudice to Article 169 and 170 of the Treaty, application of this Regulation through regular consultation dealing in particular with particular problems arising in connection with its application;

(b) to advise the Commission, if necessary, on additions or amendments to this Regulation.

2. The Contact Committee shall be composed of representatives of the Member States and representatives of the Commission. The chairman shall be a representative of the Commission. The Commission shall provide the secretariat.

3. The Contact Committee shall be convened by its chairman either on his own initiative or at the request of one of its members.

Article 43

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

It shall apply from 1 July 1989, with the exception of Articles 39, 41 and 42 which shall apply as from the entry force of the Regulation.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 25 July 1985.

For the Council

The President

J. POOS.

Second Schedule

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Registration of EEIG whose official address is in Ireland Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations Grouping registration number in Ireland IG1

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Name of grouping in full
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Official address of grouping
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Membership Note one
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Presenter's Name Address
Telephone Number Reference
Number of continuation sheets attached
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Objects of the grouping
Duration of the grouping note four
Attachments
The contract establishing the above-named grouping is herewith for registration
that contract not being written in English or Irish a certified translation is herewith for registration.
Declaration of Compliance
I,
a member of the above grouping
a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping
declare that the particulars on this form are correct and that all the requirements of the above
Regulations in respect of the registration of the above grouping and of matters precedent and incidental to it have
been complied with.
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the
provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1938 .
Signature of Declarant
Declared before me by
who is personally known to me or who is identified to me by:
who is personally known to me
at
this day of 19
Signed
Commissioner for Oaths
Notary Public
Peace Commissioner

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Note one

Particulars of further members should be given on the prescribed continuation sheet prescribed continuation sheet

Note two

Insert 'natural person' if an individual, 'legal person' if a body corporate or 'partnership' as appropriate

Note three

Business address or registered office address as appropriate

Note four

If the duration is indefinite this should be stated

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Registration of grouping establishment in Ireland for EEIG whose official address is outside Ireland Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations Grouping registration number in Ireland

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IG2
Name of grouping in full
Official address of grouping
Country
Establishment address in Ireland
Membership Note one
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three

Presenter's Name

Address

Telephone Number Reference
Number of continuation sheets attached □
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Attachments
A certified copy of the contract establishing the above-named grouping is herewith for registration
□ that contract not being written in English or Irish a certified translation is herewith for registration.
Declaration of Compliance
I,
□ a member of the above grouping
□ a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping
declare that the particulars on this form are correct and that all the requirements of the above Regulations in respect of the registration of the above grouping and of matters precedent and incidental to it have been complied with.
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1938 .
Signatureof Declarant
Declared before me by
who is personally known to me or who is identified to me by:
who is personally known to me
at
this day of        19
Signed

si191y89p0040.gif Commissioner for Oaths

si191y89p0040.gif Notary Public

si191y89p0040.gif Peace Commissioner

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Note one

Particulars of further members should be given on the prescribed continuation sheet

Note two

Insert 'natural person' if an individual, 'legal person' if a body corporate or 'partnership' as appropriate

Note three

Business address or registered office address as appropriate

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Notice of setting up of grouping establishment of an EEIG whose official address is in Ireland Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

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IG3

Name of grouping in full

Official address of grouping
Address of grouping establishment being set up
Declaration
I,

si191y89p0041b.gif a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0041b.gif a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0041b.gif a manager of the above grouping

declare that the particulars on this form are correct

Signature of Declarant Date

Presenter's Name

Address
Telephone Number Reference
       Number of continuation sheets attached  si191y89p0041c.gif
            

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EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Notice of closure of grouping establishment of an EEIG Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulation

Grouping registration number in Ireland

IR si191y89p0042a.gif

IG4
Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting

Name of grouping in full

Official address of grouping

Address of grouping establishment being closed

Declaration
I,

si191y89p0042b.gif a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0042b.gif a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0042b.gif a manager of the above grouping

declare that the particulars on this form are correct.

Signature of Declarant

Date

Presenter's Name

Address
Telephone Number Reference

          Number of continuation

          sheets attached

Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Notice of manager's particulars and of termination of appointment Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

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IG5
Section A

Name of grouping in full

Offical address of grouping

Section B

Name of Manager

Date of appointment
Address
Section C (i)
Occupation
Nationality Date of Birth
Section C (ii)
Attachments
A certified copy of the manager's particulars, as filed in the registry concerned, is attached

si191y89p0043b.gif those particulars not being written in Irish or English a certified translation thereof (other than the manager's name and address is attached.

Presenter's Name

Address
Telephone Number         Reference

Number of continuation

sheets attached

Section D

I consent to act singly/jointly* as manager of the grouping named above

Signature

Date
Section E
If the grouping has more than one manager does the manager have the power to bind the grouping acting singly?
YES/NO*

If NO please specify the conditions under which managers can bind the grouping

Section F
The appointment of the person named above as manager of the above grouping was terminated on
19
Declaration
I,

si191y89p0044.gif a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0044.gif a person auhorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0044.gif a manager of the above grouping

declare that the particulars on this form are correct.
Signature of Declarant Date
Notes on the completion of this form

1. If this form relates to the appointment of a manager(s), omit Section F.

2. If this form relates to the termination of the appointment of a manager(s), omit Section C, D and E. 

Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting

To be completed only if official address of EEIG is in Ireland

To be completed only if official address of EEIG is outside Ireland

*Delete as approrprate

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Notice of documents and particulars required to be filled Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

IRsi191y89p0045a.gif

IG6
Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting
Name of grouping in full
Official address of grouping
Certified copy(ies) of the following document(s) is/are* attached:
Please tick appropriate box(es)

si191y89p0045b.gif an amendment to the grouping's formation contract

si191y89p0045b.gif a document evidencing a judicial decision regarding nullity

si191y89p0045b.gif an assignment of all/part* of a member's participation

si191y89p0045b.gif a document evidencing a judicial decision/members' order or decision* to wind up the grouping

si191y89p0045b.gif liquidator's appointment/termination of appointment*

si191y89p0045b.gif a document evidencing the conclusion of liquidation

si191y89p0045b.gif an exemption clause relieving a new member from payment of debts and other liabilities which originated before his admission to membership of a grouping

Where the document(s) above is/are* not written in Irish or English a certified translation thereof must be attached.
Presenter's Name Address
Telephone Number          Reference

Number of continuation

sheets attached

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Declaration
I,

si191y89p0046.gif a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0046.gif a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0046.gif a manager of the above grouping

declare that the particulars on this form are correct.
Signature of Declarant Date

Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting

*Delete as appropriate

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Notice of proposal to transfer official address of an EEIG Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 27 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

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IG7
Section A
Name of grouping in full
Official address of grouping
Proposed new official address
Section B
Proposal to transfer the official address from Ireland
A copy of the Iris Oifigiuil is attached as evidence of the publication of the transfer proposal
Signed Date

si191y89p0047b.gif a member of the above grouping

si191y89p0047b.gif a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

Presenter's Name Address
Telephone Number Reference

Number of continuation

sheets attached

Section C
Proposal to transfer the official address into Ireland
The following documents (or certified copies thereof) are attached, together with certified translations of such of the documents as are not written in Irish or English: 
□ the contract for the formation of the grouping, together with any amendments thereto,
□ any documents filed, pursuant to the Council Regulation, at the registry in the country from which it is proposed to transfer the official address,
□ a copy of _______________ as evidence of the publication of the transfer proposal.
I declare that no competent authority has opposed the transfer under Article 14 (4) of the Council Regulation
Signature Date
□ a member of the above grouping
□ a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping

Please complete using black block capitals or typewriting

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Annual Return Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989 Registration fee stamp to be affixed above
Regulation 19 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

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IG8
Name of grouping in full
Official address of grouping
Addresses of grouping establishments in Ireland
Membership Note one
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address form Note three

Presenter's Name

Address
Telephone Number Reference

Number of continuation

sheets attached

Membership (continued)
Names (including business name if different) and particulars of the members of the grouping
Name
Registered number and place of registration (if any)
Legal form Note two
Address Note three
Changes in year ending 30 June 19 ..............
Please tick appropriate box(es)
□ amendment to the grouping's formation contract
□ notifiable event concerning a manager
□ judicial decision regarding nullity
□ assignment of all/part* of a member's participation
□ judicial decision/members' order or decision* to wind up the grouping
□ liquidator's appointment/termination of appointment*
□ conclusion of liquidation
□ proposal to transfer the official address of the grouping

□ exemption clause relieving a new member from payment of debts and other liabilities which

originated before his admission to membership of a grouping

Declaration
I,
a member of the above grouping
□ a person authorised on behalf of a member of the above grouping
□ declare that the particulars on this form are correct
Signature of Declarant Date

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Note one

Particulars of further members should be given on the prescribed continuation sheet

Note two

Insert "natural person" if an individual, "legal person" if a body corporate or "partnership" as appropriate

Note three

Business address or registered office address as appropriate

* Delete as appropriate

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPING

Continuation Sheet for Forms IG 1 to IG8 Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 and European Communities (European Economic Interest Groupings) Regulations 1989

Continuation of Form

IG....................

Regulation 19 and 27 of the 1989 Regulations

Grouping registration number in Ireland

IR 8 si191y89p0051.gif

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Name of grouping in full

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GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 27th day of July, 1989.

DESMOND O'MALLEY, T.D.

Minister for Industry and

Commerce.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

These Regulations give full effect to Council Regulations (EEC) No. 2137/85 on the European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG). They provide a legal framework for groupings of natural persons, companies and other legal entities to enable them to co-operate effectively in economic activities across national frontiers within the European Community. Such groupings, if their official address is in Ireland, will be bodies corporate and have legal personality.

The Council Regulation is directly applicable in Irish law but certain provisions within the Council Regulations need supplementary legislation. These include the designation of the registry and registrar for groupings (the Companies Registration Office and the Registrar of Companies respectively), management of groupings, qualifications and limits on membership, and winding-up. These Regulations also designate the forms to be used in relation to the registration, setting-up, closure or transfer of a grouping or in any other prescribed event.

The Regulations come into operation on 1st August, 1989.