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Further information


1. What legislation governs EEIGs?

EEIGs were established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2137/85. This is referred to in this booklet as 'the Regulations'. The Regulations require Member States to make further provisions in respect of EEIGs under national law in order to give practical effect to the EU Regulations. In the UK the relevant pieces of legislation are:

Statutory Instrument 1989/638: The European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989, HMSO, ISBN 0 11 096638 4. (This includes the GB and EU Regulations in full, together with specimen forms for filing with Companies House).
Further information is also available in a short guide to the EU Regulations that has been produced by the EU Commission:

European File: The European Economic Interest Grouping, Commission of the European Communities, April 1989, Luxembourg. ISSN 0379-3133.

2. Where do I get forms and guidance?

This is one of a series of Companies House guidance which provide a simple guide to the Companies Act.

Statutory forms and guidance are available, free of charge from Companies House. The quickest way to get them is through this website or by telephoning 0303 1234 500.

Forms can also be obtained from company law stationers, accountants, solicitors and company formation agents - addresses in business phone books.

3. How do I send information to the Registrar?

You may deliver documents by hand (personally or by courier), including outside office hours, bank holidays and weekends.

You may also send documents by post, by the Document Exchange Service (DX) or by Legal Post (LP) in Scotland. If you send documents you should address them to:

For EEIGs in England & Wales: For EEIGs in Scotland: For EEIGs in Northern Ireland:
The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
Crown Way
Cardiff CF14 3UZ

DX33050 Cardiff 1 The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
4th Floor
Edinburgh Quay 2
139 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9FF

DX ED235 Edinburgh 1

LP – 4 Edinburgh 2 The Registrar of Companies Companies House
1st Floor, Waterfront Plaza,
8 Laganbank Road
Belfast
BT1 3BS

DX 481NR
If you are sending documents by post, courier or Document Exchange Service (DX) and would like a receipt, Companies House will provide an acknowledgement if you enclose a copy of your covering letter with a pre-paid addressed return envelope. We will barcode your copy letter with the date of receipt and return it to you in the envelope provided.

Please note: an acknowledgement of receipt does not mean that a document has been accepted for registration at Companies House.

Please note: Companies House does not accept accounts or any other statutory documents by fax.