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Setting up a European Company (SE) – Cyprus

Cyprus - European Company

The registration of a European Company is in line with the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2157/2001. The main objective is to allow companies incorporated in different member states to merge or form a holding company or joint subsidiary, while avoiding the legal and practical constrains from the existence of different legal systems.


The following documents should be submitted, by hand or mail, to the One Stop Shop or to the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver:

In the case of incorporation of a European public limited-liability company (Societas Europaea or SE) by merger:

  • Form of Incorporating European Company SE by merger (ΕD1pdfel);
  • Charter of Statute or Memorandum and articles of association of the European Company SE;
  • Copy of the Court's order certifying that the provisions of the article 26 of the EC 2157 /2001 have been met;
  • Fee of €105,00, plus 0,6% subscription tax on nominal capital, plus €20,00 per accompanied document submitted, in case of the formation of a new company or €20,00 in case of a merger by acquisition.


In case of incorporation of a holding European Company SE:

  • Form of Incorporating European Company Holding SE (ED2); along with
  • Charter of Statute or Memorandum and articles of association of the European Company SE;
  • Written report by independent experts according to article 32(4) of the EC 2157/2001;
  • Copy of the resolution approving the incorporation scheme of the holding SE of article 32(6);
  • Form of Incorporating a company or European Company SE that promotes the formation of a holding SE (ED2IIpdfel) along with a copy of the scheme or terms of incorporation;
  • Form for notification that the requirements for the incorporation of a holding company SE by local company or SE are met ED2IIpdfel);
  • Fee of €105,00, plus 0,6% subscription tax on nominal capita, plus €20,00 per accompanied document submitted in case of the formation of a new company else €20,00 per document submitted.


In case of incorporation of a subsidiary European Company SE

  • Form of Incorporating European Company Subsidiary (ED3pdfel);
  • Charter of Statute or Memorandum and articles of association of the European Company SE;
  • Fee of €105,00, plus 0,6% subscription tax on nominal capital plus €20,00 per accompanied document submitted in case of the formation of a new company else €20,00 per document submitted.


The registration is completed within approximately one month or 3 to 4 working days under accelerated procedure from the date the application was duly submitted.

For further information you may contact the One Stop Shop/PSC Cyprus at tel. 22409318, fax: 22409432, email: psccyprus@mcit.gov.cy or the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver at tel. 22404316, fax. 22404389, Email: deptcomp@drcor.mcit.gov.cy.

Related links to FORMS:

Form ED 1pdfel Form of Incorporating European Company SE by merger

FORM ED 2pdfel Form of Incorporating European Company Holding SE

FORM ED 2 I Form of Incorporating European Company SE that Promoted the Formation of the Holding SE

FORM ED 2 IIpdfelForm for Notification that the Requirements for the Incorporation of a Holding Company SE by Local Company or SE are met

FORM ED 3pdfel Form of Incorporating European Company Subsidiary

 

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