Company formation in Germany

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Company registration in Germany: start a business in Germany
How to set up a company in Germany?

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.

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Company formation in Germany
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Setting up a subsidiary or branch in Germany requires several steps: analysis of the economic model of the project for the German market, the choice of the legal structure in Germany, the registration of the company in the German trade register, the opening of a German bank account and the tax and accounting formalities in Germany with the specificities of the German law.

Before being able to domicile your company in Germany, you must first set up a company in Germany with a legal entity under German law.

To be accompanied by professionals (a German lawyer) is essential to succeed in setting up in Germany and to develop your subsidiary on the German market. nativExpand connects you with a German expert from its international network.