Company Formation

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Master list: Company Formation

The Company Formation section of firma.de’s blog is filled with blog articles aimed at educating you on the legal 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) …

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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 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 arbitrary 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 …

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Why entrepreneurs should have five bank accounts in Germany or: The problem of terminated German bank accounts

Entrepreneurs should maintain at least five bank accounts: two corporate current/checking/cheque accounts at different banks, two business instant access savings accounts (geschäftliches Tagesgeldkonto) either at the bank that offers current accounts (Girokonto) or another banking institution, and a private current account at another bank. But why all this effort? Because it gives the entrepreneur more …

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