European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)
Type of legal structure that allows companies to found a legally independent cooperation entity with the aim of facilitating, streamlining and developing their economic activities. The partnership must be related to the economic activity of its member companies and must play a supporting role (e.g. joint accounting or prospecting). The EEIG is fiscally transparent: it is not deemed to have legal personality for income tax purposes, so that its results are only taxable as profits or benefits derived by its members.