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Consultation on the cross-border transfers of registered offices of companies

Policy Field

  • Internal Market, Company Law

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from companies, notaries, national authorities, universities and business organisations.


  • From 14.01.2013 to 17.04.2013 – (closed).


The purpose of the consultation is to get more in-depth information on the costs currently faced by companies transferring their registered offices abroad and on the range of benefits that could be brought by the EU action on the cross-border transfer of them. The responses will be taken into account in assessing the need for and impact of a possible new instrument.

The questionnaire contains questions about the need for a legislative instrument at EU level, together with questions about its possible content and barriers that currently exist for companies that want to transfer their registered offices across borders.

How to submit your contribution

The participation period to this consultation is now over.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the Specific privacy statement PDFbgcsdadeetelenesfritlvlthumtnlplptroskslfisv attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Consultation document

Please click on one of the following language icons to view the questionnaire in PDF format: PDFbgcsdadeetelenesfritlvlthumtnlplptroskslfisv.

Reference documents and other related consultations

Contact details

Responsible services:
Internal Market and Services DG,
Capital and companies
Unit F2 - Corporate governance, social responsibility
Postal address:
European Commission
SPA 2 02/97
1000 Brussels

Results of consultation

Protection of personal data and privacy statement