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Master list: Company Formation

The Company Formation section of firma.de’s blog is filled with articles aimed at educating you on the bureaucratic ins and outs of establishing a business in Germany. We’ve categorised all the posts so you can quickly search and go! Contents GmbH UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Holding companies GbR  Einzelunternehmen/sole proprietorships/freelancing AG Types of businesses (specific industries) GmbH …

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How to register a company in Germany: A company formation checklist

Want to set up a limited liability company (UG or GmbH) in Germany? We’ve put together a roadmap to help guide you through the formation process. This will save you hours of research as we’ve included everything you need to get registered in one neat checklist. Get ready for some fun German terminology! In true …

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How to fill out the Gewerbeanmeldung (trade registration) form

This is your guide on how to fill in the Gewerbeanmeldung (trade registration) form correctly. Find out what you need to pay attention to register your business successfully. German bureaucrats are merciless when it comes to paperwork so make sure it’s flawless or expect rejection. Under § 14 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation …

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How to do a shareholders’ resolution (Gesellschafterbeschluss) for the GmbH

The shareholders’ resolution of the GmbH (Germany’s limited liability company) is the most important part of every shareholders’ meeting. It is the only way that major decisions concerning a company can be made.

In this compact yet comprehensive guide, find out what a successful shareholders’ resolution for a company involves, including how to run a shareholders’ meeting and how to correctly format a resolution.

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How to find the perfect company name for your UG or GmbH

A cleverly chosen company name gives a company the necessary recognition value and sets it apart from the competition. But not every name is allowed. You can find out here which legal regulations you must follow and how to choose a viable company name. The company name of the GmbH and UG: What is it? …

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