German Corporate Law Germany

German Corporate Law

German corporate law (Gesellschaftsrecht) is a significant legal regime for corporates in Germany. The corporate law of Germany offers numerous legal channels for the carrying on of entrepreneurial business activities. The on-hand corporate legal forms are outlined in German statutory regulations that can be tailored to a greater or lesser extent using contractual provisions.

The German Company law widely provides all the regulatory guidelines regarding corporates and the legal framework for continuous business operations for all legal entities recognized by Germany. German law differentiates between companies limited by partnerships and shares (general partnership, dormant partnership, and limited partnership).

The most common type of business organizations in Germany is the private company with limited liability (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung = GmbH). It is governed by the Act concerning Companies with Limited Liability termed as Gesetz betreffend die Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbHG). The primary type of company is the public company or Aktiengesellschaft (AG). A partnership is called a Kommanditgesellschaft (KG).

A specific feature of the corporate law of Germany is the separation between a supervisory board (“Aufsichtsrat”) and a management board (“Vorstand”). The shareholders elect a “supervisory board”, and then the supervisory board selects the “management board”. The co-determination regime is a further specific feature of German corporate law.

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With an exemplary knowledge of business law, regulatory developments, and current trends and legislative, our experts are always ready to assist our clients with numerous corporate laws. Exceptional analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail are some of the qualities of our German corporate lawyers that help them in offering efficient services to our clients.