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Glossary


Administrative organ The body responsible for the management of an SE operating under a one-tier system.
Company Names Index (or the ‘Index’) The Index of company and corporate names kept by the Registrar of Companies under section 714 of the Companies Act 1985.


Directive Council Directive 2001/86/EC supplementing the Statute for a European Company with regard to the involvement of employees.
Employee involvement Any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees’ representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within an SE. See Article 2(h) of Council Directive 2001/86/EC.


Employee participation The influence of the body representative of the employees and/or the employee’ representatives in the affairs of the company by way of:
the right to elect or appoint some of the members of the company’s supervisory or administrative organ; or
the right to recommend and/or oppose the appointment of some or all of the members of the company’s supervisory or administrative organ.


See Article 2(k) of Council Directive 2001/86/EC
Holding SE An SE formed by two or more companies who become majority-owned subsidiaries of the SE.


Management organ The body responsible for the management of an SE operating under a two-tier system.
Regulation Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 on the Statute for a European Company
Secretary of State The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.


Special negotiating body The body established to negotiate with the competent authority of the participating companies regarding the establishment of arrangements for employee involvement in an SE. See Article 2(g) of Council Directive 2001/86/EC.


Standard rules The rules laid down by SI 2326/2004 that apply:
from the date of registration of the SE if the parties agree to this; or
if no agreement has been reached within the relevant period of time and the special negotiating body has not decided to rely on the rules on information and consultation of employees in force in the Member States where the SE has employees. See Article 7 of Council Directive 2001/86/EC.


Statutes The document which sets down rules for the operation of an SE.


Subsidiary SE An SE formed by two or more companies or firms subscribing for shares in the SE, or an SE formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing SE.
Supervisory organ The body responsible for supervising the work of the management organ of an SE operating under a two-tier system.