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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations 2004.
(2) These Regulations come into force on 8th October 2004.
(3) These Regulations extend to Great Britain.
2. In these Regulations—
“the EC Regulation” means Council Regulation 2157/2001/EC of 8 October 2001 on the Statute for a European Company(2);
and references to numbered Articles are, unless otherwise specified, references to Articles in the EC Regulation.
3.—(1) In these Regulations—
the “1985 Act” mean the Companies Act 1985(3);
the “1996 Act” means the Employment Rights Act 1996(4);
“SE” means a European Public Limited-Liability Company (or Societas Europaea) within the meaning of the EC Regulation and, except as provided in these Regulations, means an SE which is to be, or is, registered in Great Britain.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, words and expressions listed in the index of defined expressions in section 744A of the 1985 Act have the same meaning as they have in that Act.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, words and expressions which are used in the EC Regulation or the EC Directive have the same meaning as they have in that Regulation or Directive.
(4) Where a word or expression is both listed in the index of defined expressions referred to in paragraph (2) and used in the EC Regulation or the EC Directive, it has the meaning it has in that Regulation or Directive except as otherwise provided in these Regulations.
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