Register European Cooperative Society (SCE) in the Register of Cooperatives

If the registered office of a European Cooperative Society (Societas Cooperativa Europaea, SCE) is located in Germany, it must be entered in the register of cooperatives.

The registration and de-registration of an SCE are published in the Official Journal of the European Union for information purposes.

Single Point of Contact

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Single Point of Contact (Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner). They will guide you through the administrative procedure, take care of correspondence with all the offices responsible for your request and will be available to you as a competent advisor.



Ein Notariat Ihrer Wahl

Onlineantrag und Formulare

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle den Onlineantrag und die Formulare der zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben

Zuständige Stelle

a notary of your choice


Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle weitere Informationen zu der für Sie zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben
Warum soll ich einen Ort angeben?
Mit Hilfe der Ortsangabe können wir die für Sie passenden Informationen, Formulare, Dienste und Ihre zuständige Stelle anzeigen.
Welchen Ort soll ich angeben?
Zum Beispiel Ihren Wohnort, wenn Sie einen Reisepass beantragen wollen oder den Unternehmensstandort, wenn Sie ein Gewerbe anmelden möchten.

Service details



The European cooperative is registered in the register of cooperatives in accordance with the regulations applicable to joint stock companies. To apply for registration, contact a notary public.

  • The notary will advise you on the formulation of the application.
  • The application is made exclusively by electronic means, and a publicly certified document is prepared for this purpose.
  • The declaration is provided with an electronic signature (within the meaning of § 39a Beurkundungsgesetz/BeurkG) and sent to the electronic court and administrative mailbox of the registry court.

You will receive a notification of the registration made.


Have relevant details about the SCE cooperative, such as the registered office, the legal form or the authorized representatives, changed? Then have the register entry corrected without delay.

The entry is made in the same way exclusively by a notary public.

Required documents

The notary will advise you on the documents required in each individual case.


  • The amount of the fee for the registration is determined by the Court and Notary Fees Act in conjunction with the Ordinance on Fees in Commercial, Partnership and Cooperative Register Matters.
  • In addition, expenses are incurred for the public announcement of the registration.


Release note

Saxon State Ministry of Justice and for Democracy, Europe and Equality. 23.08.2017