UK Societas

There is a type of company like “Limited” or “PLC” called a “Societas Europaea” which is kind of a cross-state PLC. The government thinks there are 25 of them, but I found 49 active company registrations (some companies have more than one registration, but I don’t think that fully accounts for the difference)

There is a negative statutory instrument sat in the queue https://www.gov.uk/eu-withd… that will convert any of these into “UK Societas” which is a brand new type of legal entity being created by a negative statutory instrument! Does this sound like something that should be done without any scrutiny?

Well that is fine, we can do that, if we can give our Uranium to France we can create a new type of company. What really struck me is the statement in the explanatory memo that the consultation revealed that most of them are going to leave or convert to a PLC in advance of exit day. That is some chunky list of companies shuffling towards the door (or converting to a PLC).


I made a little script to poke around the companies house data and look for active SE companies and found the list below.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000007
PAYPAL SE
5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW
30 September 2008

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000008
UNITED CONSUMER MEDIA SE
240 Blackfriars Road, London, England, SE1 8BF
8 October 2008

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000009
UBM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS SE
240 Blackfriars Road, London, England, SE1 8BF
8 October 2008

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000010
MAI LUXEMBOURG SE
240 Blackfriars Road, London, England, SE1 8BF
8 October 2008

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000022
GUS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS SE
The Sir John Peace Building Experian Way, Ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ
3 November 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000023
GUS OVERSEAS HOLDINGS SE
The Sir John Peace Building Experian Way, Ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ
3 November 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000024
GUS OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS SE
The Sir John Peace Building Experian Way, Ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ
3 November 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000025
GUS US HOLDINGS SE
The Sir John Peace Building Experian Way, Ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ
3 November 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000026
GUS IRELAND HOLDINGS SE
The Sir John Peace Building Experian Way, Ng2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ
3 November 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000027
BIOFOODNUTRITION SE
29 Greyhound Road, London, W6 8NH
23 August 2010

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000031
AVIVA EUROPE SE
St Helen's, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3P 3DQ
4 October 2011

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000047
SIMIP SE
Dept 1254 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
30 April 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000049
NTC CORPORATE FINANCE SE
Dept 1254 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London, N22 8HH
30 April 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000055
FIDUCIA ASSET MANAGEMENT SE
Dept 1254 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
30 April 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000056
ERTEA SE
Dept 1254 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
30 April 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000059
CRYPTELO SE
Dept 1254 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
30 April 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000064
MERIGLOBE CAPITAL HOUSE SE
78 York Street, London, W1H 1DP
1 May 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000073
AVARIS SE
Wisteria House Clarendon Road, South Woodford, London, E18 2AW
10 September 2012

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000075
GUILLEMOT BROTHERS SE
Flat 3 2 Cresswell Gardens, London, SW5 0BJ
13 May 2013

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000078
ZEAL NETWORK SE
5th Floor One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF
7 February 2014

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000079
INSTANT IPO SE
Wisteria House Clarendon Road, South Woodford, London, London, E18 2AW
1 April 2014

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000080
XL INSURANCE COMPANY SE
20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG
7 July 2014

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000083
GREAT LAKES REINSURANCE (UK) SE
Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 3AJ
28 July 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000084
MITECOMA SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, England, N22 8HH
10 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000087
PODONA SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, England, N22 8HH
10 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000088
PLEXON SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Wood Green, London, England, N22 8HH
10 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000089
TEPHORA SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London, United Kingdom, N22 8HH
24 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000090
CRISTALON SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London, United Kingdom, N22 8HH
24 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000091
ASSTEBILON SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London, United Kingdom, N22 8HH
24 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000094
METTEN SE
Dept 757 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London, United Kingdom, N22 8HH
24 August 2015

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000095
AMLIN INSURANCE SE
The Leadenhall Building 122 Leadenhall Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3V 4AG
4 January 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000098
ELMARK HOLDING SE
33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PW
5 April 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000099
CINTRA INFRASTRUCTURES SE
The Sherard Building, Edmund Halley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4DQ
22 April 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000100
EFT INVESTMENTS SE
Bury House Ground Floor, 31 Bury Street, London, London, EC3A 5AR
3 June 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000102
NORD GOLD SE
5th Floor 6 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AE
24 June 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000103
XL CATLIN SERVICES SE
20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG
2 September 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000106
VALTECH SE
46 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AF
25 November 2016

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000108
TISO BLACKSTAR HOLDINGS SE
Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD
9 May 2017

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000110
TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP SE
Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD
30 June 2017

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000111
MERIDIAN MINING SE
Level 18 Portland House Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London, SW1E 5RS
15 August 2017

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000112
W. R. BERKLEY INSURANCE (EUROPE), SE
W.R. BERKLEY INSURANCE (EUROPE), SE, 2nd Floor 40 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7AW
18 October 2017

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000113
CAUDALIE INTERNATIONAL SE
CAUDALIE INTERNATIONAL S.E., 1st Floor Eastcastle Street, London, Greater London, W1W 8DQ
4 April 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000115
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE EUROPE SE
20 Fenchurch Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 3AW
18 July 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000116
CHUBB EUROPEAN GROUP SE
100 Leadenhall Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3A 3BP
19 July 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000117
ACE EUROPE LIFE SE
100 Leadenhall Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3A 3BP
19 July 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000118
TOYOTA INSURANCE MANAGEMENT SE
7th Floor 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3A 2BJ
20 July 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000120
NATIONALE-NEDERLANDEN INTERNATIONALE SCHADEVERZEKERING SE
Suite 408 4th Floor Riverbank House 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, United Kingdom, SW6 3JD
3 October 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000121
NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL SERVICES SE
50 Bank Street, London, United Kingdom, E14 5NT
8 October 2018

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SE000122
CATALIS SE
Suffolk House George Street, East Croydon, London, CR0 1PE
15 October 2018

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