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  • Aug 04, 2021 Company Formation
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    Other Company Forms

    Besides the GmbH and branch office forms, German company law offers several other company forms that may be used by foreign companies expanding into the German market.

  • Aug 04, 2021 Company Formation
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    ”Mini-GmbH" (Limited Liability Entrepreneurial Company)

    The Limited Liability Entrepreneurial Company “Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)" is a start-up version of the GmbH with a share capital of less than EUR 25,000. It is often referred to as "Mini-GmbH".

  • Aug 04, 2021 Company Formation
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    Setting Up a GmbH

    The German private limited liability company (GmbH) is the most widely used legal form for corporations. It combines high flexibility with relatively few obligations.

  • Aug 04, 2021 Company Formation
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    Branch Offices

    Any foreign company with a head office and registered business operations outside of Germany can register a German branch office.

  • Jul 27, 2021
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    Company Set Up

    Setting up a German market presence requires a legal structure. Expanding foreign companies generally opt to establish a local subsidiary or register a local branch office.

  • Jul 12, 2021 Company Formation
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    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

    In most cases, foreign investors can acquire stakes in German companies without restriction. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) may however review and, where necessary, prohibit acquisitions of German domestic companies.
    Greenfield investments, where a new company is established, are not affected by the review. The scope of the review procedure is limited to acquisitions of domestic companies as well as substituting transactions - such as asset deals involving all...

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