1. A grouping shall be managed by one or more natural persons appointed in the contract for the formation of the grouping or by decision of the members.
No person may be a manager of a grouping if:
(a)by virtue of the law applicable to him, or
(b)by virtue of the internal law of the State in which the grouping has its official address, or
(c)following a judicial or administrative decision made or recognized in a Member State
he may not belong to the administrative or management body of a company, may not manage an undertaking or may not act as manager of a European Economic Interest Grouping.
2. A Member State may, in the case of groupings registered at their registries pursuant to Article 6, provide that legal persons may be managers on condition that such legal persons designate one or more natural persons, whose particulars shall be the subject of the filing provisions of Article 7(d) to represent them.
If a Member State exercises this option, it must provide that the representative or representatives shall be liable as if they were themselves managers of the groupings concerned.
The restrictions imposed in paragraph 1 shall also apply to those representatives.
3. The contract for the formation of a grouping or, failing that, a unanimous decision by the members shall determine the conditions for the appointment and removal of the manager or managers and shall lay down their powers.