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16. After regulation 12 insert—
12A.—(1) This regulation applies to an EEIG—
(a)whose official address is outside the United Kingdom, and
(b)which has an establishment that is registered or is in the process of being registered under regulation 12 above.
(2) The EEIG may at any time deliver to the registrar for registration a statement in Form EE NM01 specifying a name, other than its grouping name, under which it proposes to carry on business in the United Kingdom.
(3) An EEIG that has registered an alternative name under paragraph (2) may at any time deliver to the registrar for registration a statement in Form EE NM02 specifying a different name under which it proposes to carry on business in the United Kingdom (which may be its grouping name or a further alternative) in substitution for the name previously registered.
(4) The alternative name for the time being registered under this regulation is treated for all purposes of the law applying in the United Kingdom as the EEIG’s grouping name.
(5) This does not—
(a)affect the references in this regulation to the EEIG’s grouping name,
(b)affect any rights or obligations of the EEIG, or
(c)render defective any legal proceedings by or against the EEIG.
(6) Any legal proceedings that might have been continued or commenced against the EEIG by its grouping name, or any name previously registered under this regulation, may be continued or commenced against it by its name for the time being so registered.
(7) Any reference in this regulation to the “grouping name” of an EEIG is a reference to the name of the EEIG referred to in the contract for its formation.”
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