This tool enables you to compare key elements of the national laws transposing the SE Directive (2001/86/EC) in different countries.

The EU member states (plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) had leeway on many points when transposing the SE Directive. By 8 October 2004, each country had to have adopted special implementing legislation which settled these points. In terms of negotiating an agreement on employee involvement, this means that in some matters the SE legislation of the country where the company is to have its registered office is applicable (e.g. on the regulations for financing the SNB). Other matters, however, are governed by the various national SE legislations in the countries concerned (e.g. nomination of national representatives to the SNB).

The country reports have been written by Lionel Fulton (Labour Research Department) for