Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001
I. General Information
Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 of 8 October 2001 on the Statute for a European company (SE)
The Statute for a European Company was adopted in 2001 and entered into force in 2004, some 30 years after it was first proposed to the Commission. Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 instigating it (the SE regulation) was supplemented by Directive No 2001/86/EC (the SE directive) establishing the rules with regard to the involvement of employees in the SE, thereby recognising their place and role in the business.
By creating this structure, the EU facilitated the operation of companies wishing to expand their business at the community level.
Combined application of the SE regulation and national law
An SE with its headquarters in an EU country is governed:
Two possible organisation structures
The statutes of the European company can relate to two different systems:
Lack of tax harmonisation
The SE are subject to taxes and charges in all EU countries where their administrative centres are situated.
Employee involvement in the SE
No SE may be established without a model of employee involvement being selected by agreement between the management and the employees themselves. This agreement must of necessity include information and consultation procedures and, where appropriate, employee involvement in the management bodies of the SE. This involvement is nevertheless only mandatory if the employees already benefited from it before the creation of the SE.
Where the two parties are unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement, a series of standard principles listed in an annex to the directive then apply.
|Regulation||(EC) No 2157/2001|
|Source||O.J. EC No L (Legislation), Edition 294, Year 2001, p.1 - 21|
|Legal Basis||Art. 308 AEUV|
|Legislative Procedure||Codecision procedure|
II. Versions and Legislative History
| (EU) No 517/2013|
|Regulation (EG) Nr. 2157/2001 amended by|
Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013 of 13 May 2013 adapting certain regulations and decisions in the fields of free movement of goods, freedom of movement for persons, company law, competition policy, agriculture, food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy, transport policy, energy, taxation, statistics, trans-European networks, judiciary and fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security, environment, customs union, external relations, foreign, security and defence policy and institutions, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia
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2. Legislative History
III. Umsetzung in den Mitgliedstaaten
1. Implementation in Germany
Liste der zuständigen Behörden gemäβ dem Statut der Europäischen Gesellschaft
Bericht über die Anwendung der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2157/2001 über das Statut der Europäischen Gesellschaft (SE)
|Arbeitskreis Aktien- und Kapitalmarktrecht (AAK)||
Vorschläge zur Reform der Mitbestimmung in der Societas Europaea (SE)
|Seibt, Christoph H.||
Größe und Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats in der SE