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Involuntary Strike off of a European company

Involuntary Strike off of a European company

The Registrar of Companies may strike a European company off the register in the following circumstances:

  • when the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that the company does not carry out any business or is in operation;
  • when a company has failed to pay the annual fee for a period of one (1) year;
  • when a company has failed to submit any document required by the Companies Law.

During the period of the three (3) months notice, where a European company is under strike off, any interested party (e.g. creditor) may submit to the Registrar of Companies an objection to the company’s strike off.

Following the company’s strike off from the companies’ register, the European company is considered dissolved. Any SE or any member or creditor that is dissatisfied from the strike off of a company, can request for the restoration of the company by applying to the Court, up to a period of twenty (20) years from the date of the company's strike off.

 

For more information, please refer to the relevant procedures mentioned above are similar for SE as in the case the companies registered in the Republic of Cyprus:

  • the strike off is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EE);
  • SE register is not available electronically;

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