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1. These Regulations, which extend to Great Britain, may be cited as the European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989 and shall come into force on 1st July 1989.
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“the 1985 Act” means the Companies Act 1985(1);
“the contract” means the contract for the formation of an EEIG;
“EEIG” means a European Economic Interest Grouping being a grouping formed in pursuance of article 1 of the EC Regulation;
“officer”, in relation to an EEIG, includes a manager, or any other person provided for in the contract as an organ of the EEIG; and
“the registrar” has the meaning given by regulations 9(1) and 12(1) below;
and other expressions used in these Regulations and defined by section 744 of the 1985 Act or in relation to insolvency and winding up by the Insolvency Act 1986(3) have the meanings assigned to them by those provisions as if any reference to a company in any such definition were a reference to an EEIG.
(2) A Form referred to in these Regulations by “EEIG” followed by a number means the Form so numbered in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.
(3) In these Regulations, “certified translation” means a translation certified to be a correct translation—
(a)if the translation was made in the United Kingdom, by
(i)a notary public in any part of the United Kingdom;
(ii)a solicitor (if the translation was made in Scotland), a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales (if it was made in England or Wales), or a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland (if it was made in Northern Ireland); or
(iii)a person certified by a person mentioned above to be known to him to be competent to translate the document into English; or
(b)if the translation was made outside the United Kingdom, by—
(i)a notary public;
(ii)a person authorised in the place where the translation was made to administer an oath;
(iii)any of the British officials mentioned in section 6 of the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889(4);
(iv)a person certified by a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (i), (ii) or (iii) of this paragraph to be known to him to be competent to translate the document into English.
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