Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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This Article analyzes the European Communities Regulation establishing the European Economic Interest Group (EEIG), a commercial entity whose purpose is to facilitate the economic interests of its members. Dean Murphy emphasizes that the Regulation establishes the EEIG as a Community-wide legal entity but leaves regulation of many aspects of the EEIG's status and operation to the laws of the Member States. The Regulation institutionalizes and encourages cross-border business cooperation while allowing flexibility. Dean Murphy analyzes the Regulation's provisions for formation, operation, and termination of the EEIG. He concludes that the EEIG will likely prove to be a convenient and popular means for European entities and individuals to conduct business in the EC.