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Introduction European Economic Interest Groupings

This guide explains the main features of European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIG). It tells you what information is required to be registered at Companies House when a grouping is:

being formed in the UK;
moving its official address to the UK from another European Member State;or
establishing a UK office but retaining its official address outside the UK.
This guide also tells you when notice of changes to the grouping's particulars has to be delivered to Companies House, which forms to use and where to get them.

This publication is intended as an introductory guide only. If you are considering forming an EEIG, please refer to the legislation governing EEIGs, or seek specialist legal advice. You will find the relevant law covering the United Kingdom (UK) in Statutory Instrument 1989/638 - see chapter 3.