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European Private Company

The European Private Company („Societas Privata Europaea“ – SPE) is a European legal form intended to facilitate the establishment and operation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the European Single Market. At the same time, it will benefit larger groups in organizing their subsidiaries abroad.

This website aims to collect legal information as well as to reflect the discussions on the SPE. It is currently based on the proposal of the EU commission for a Council Regulation on the Statute for a European Private Company (SPE) presented in June 2008. Comments are welcome for updating the references on academic literature, conferences and other important issues relating to the European Private Company.