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Consultation on Single-member limited liability companies

Policy Field

  • Internal Market, Company Law

Target group

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


  • From 06.06.2013 to 15.09.2013 – (closed).


The purpose of this consultation is to get more in-depth information on whether the harmonisation of national laws with regard to single-member limited liability companies would provide companies, and in particular SMEs, with simple and harmonised rules across the EU which could reduce the administrative burden and costs they are currently facing. 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 action at the EU level. The Commission would like to have your views with regard to a possible scope of such initiative, its content and barriers that currently exist for companies that want to use the potential offered by the Internal Market.

How to submit your contribution

The participation period to this consultation is now over.

Contact details

Responsible services:
Internal Market and Services DG,
Capital and companies
Unit F.2 – Corporate governance, social responsibility
Postal address:
European Commission
SPA 2 02/97
1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

267 contributions were received (242 IPM results and 25 other contributions).

View the contributions

Results of consultation and next steps

The summary results of the consultation will soon be published on this page.

Protection of personal data and privacy statement

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the Specific privacy statement PDF attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. For general information about the data protection please see: