How to set up a company in Germany?
Depending on the nature of your activity in Germany, the type of structure that best suits your project on the German market (liaison or representative office, subsidiary, branch), and the legal form of business in Germany that you will choose (sole proprietorship, limited liability company, etc...), the administrative procedures and formalities for the formation of the company in Germany may vary. Generally, the steps to create and register a company in Germany are:
- Choice of the legal form under German law and the social capital
- Drafting the company statutes in German.
- Opening a German bank account
- Registering the company in the German trade register
- Obtaining a German tax identification number
After these steps of creation, you will receive all the necessary legal documents attesting the legal existence of your company or subsidiary in Germany. Your Germany business will also have to meet the specific accounting requirements of German business law.
Germany: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)
Setting up your business in Germany and starting from scratch to develop it in the German market can be an exciting challenge, but it can also be time consuming. Sometimes it is more interesting and faster to acquire a German competitor that is already well established in the German market. It is therefore necessary to study the German market carefully to detect the most interesting companies.
To create a company in Germany, it is strongly advised to be accompanied by a German lawyer or an German expert who will be able to save you many problems in front of the subtleties of the German business law.
nativExpand is your gateway to facilitate the creation of your company in Germany. Thanks to a network of experts in company incorporation on the German market, we will accompany you and put you in contact with a German professional, ideally an English speaker or speaking your language.