Chapter 6 concerns establishment and operation of companies in member-states of the European Union.
This chapter covers two sections: acquis on companies in more narrow sense and acquis on accounting and audit. In particularly, the company acquis includes rules on formation, registration, merger and division of companies. In the section on financial reporting the acquis establishes rules for presentation of annual and consolidated accounts, including simplified rules for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Application of the international accounting standards is mandatory for some public interest entities. In addition, Chapter 6 enlists specific rules for approval, professional integrity and independence of statutory audits.