Transposition of the Directive was completed in mid July. This was carried out by means of the Labour Constitution Act (new Part VI – Involvement of Employees in the SE; §§ 208 onwards) and published on 15 July 2004 in the Federal Law Gazette. It entered into force – for obvious reasons – on 8 October 2004. The SE Statute was implemented in June 2004. It consists of a separate law (Law on the Statute of the European Company – SEG) and minor amendments to the Company Register Act (Firmenbuchgesetz). It also entered into force on 8 October 2004.