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Classic

Includes personal telephone support and all formation services
449 €
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Top features:
  • Company name check with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)
  • Notary appointment in your city of choice
  • Preparation of the opening of your company bank account
  • Handling of your company's entry into the commercial register (Handelsregister)
  • Preparation of your trade registration (Gewerbeanmeldung)

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​​Referral to a tax consultant in your area

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Contract and document templates

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Checklists and form pre-filling

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Coordination and referrals

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On demand telephone support

Services provided by CLLB Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Individual UG & Co. KG articles of association from a lawyer optionally selectable in the shopping cart**

firma.de Firmenbaukasten AG does not provide legal advice itself; firma.de works exclusively with lawyers and independent tax advisors who specialise in the field of limited liability entrepreneurial companies

Service provided by the law firm Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte

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Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München

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Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München

Other Services

Digital handbook for founders: Firma gründen (currently only available in German)

Obligation-free business address offer by REGUS

Free 30-day trial of meineSCHUFA premium

Placetel all-in-one telephone solution

Obligation-free insurance check by AXA or Hiscox

All-In

Classic package plus
- bookkeeping
- annual accounts
588 €
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one-time

Net price
All features of the Classic package plus:
  • Set up of bookkeeping services
  • Set up of financial accounting

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Set up of financial accounting €100 (plus preparation of annual accounts for €999)

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Direct line to the firma.de executive team

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Set up of bookkeeping services €39 (plus €75 for up to 40 entries per month)

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A personal formation expert

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​​Referral to a tax consultant in your area

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Contract and document templates

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Checklists and form pre-filling

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Coordination and referrals

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On demand telephone support

Services provided by CLLB Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Individual UG & Co. KG articles of association from a lawyer optionally selectable in the shopping cart**

firma.de Firmenbaukasten AG does not provide legal advice itself; firma.de works exclusively with lawyers and independent tax advisors who specialise in the field of limited liability entrepreneurial companies

Service provided by the law firm Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte

Protect your brand, company name and logo in Germany

Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München

Protect your company’s most valuable asset with an EU trademark

Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München

Other Services

Digital handbook for founders: Firma gründen (currently only available in German)

Obligation-free business address offer by REGUS

Free 30-day trial of meineSCHUFA premium

Placetel all-in-one telephone solution

Obligation-free insurance check by AXA or Hiscox

* Net price

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Our UG & Co. KG packages: Tailored solutions at fair prices

ClassicAll-In
Services of firma.de
Set up of financial accounting €100 (plus preparation of annual accounts for €999)
Direct line to the firma.de executive team
Set up of bookkeeping services €39 (plus €75 for up to 40 entries per month)
A personal formation expert
​​Referral to a tax consultant in your area
Contract and document templates
User friendly opening balance sheet template
Employment contract template (part-time)
Employment contract template (full-time)
Temporary personnel contract template
Internship contract template
Loan contract template
Freelancer contract template
Articles of association template
Managing director contract template
Letterhead, legal disclosure and invoice templates
Checklists and form pre-filling
Checklist for incorporation
Preparation of the commercial register (Handelsregister) application form*
Completion of the trade registration form (Gewerbeanmeldung)
Coordination and referrals
Timely preparation of your Trade registration (Gewerbeanmeldung)
Coordination of all necessary legal formalities
Timely preparation of your tax office questionnaire (Finanzamtfragebogen) for the application of your VAT ID (USt.-ID)
Coordination of name check with IHK/HWK
Scheduling of notary appointment in your city of choice*
An expert consultant to guide you through the process
Referral to a qualified tax adviser in your area
On demand telephone support
Services provided by CLLB Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Individual UG & Co. KG articles of association from a lawyer optionally selectable in the shopping cart**

firma.de Firmenbaukasten AG does not provide legal advice itself; firma.de works exclusively with lawyers and independent tax advisors who specialise in the field of limited liability entrepreneurial companies
OptionalOptional
Service provided by the law firm Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte

Protect your brand, company name and logo in Germany

Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München
OptionalOptional

Protect your company’s most valuable asset with an EU trademark

Provision of legal services is by Breuer Lehmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steinsdorfstr. 19, 80538 München
OptionalOptional
Other Services
Digital handbook for founders: Firma gründen (currently only available in German)OptionalOptional
Obligation-free business address offer by REGUSOptionalOptional
Free 30-day trial of meineSCHUFA premiumOptionalOptional
Placetel all-in-one telephone solutionOptionalOptional
Obligation-free insurance check by AXA or HiscoxOptionalOptional
449€ excluding tax588€ excluding tax
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* The notary fees and costs for entry in the Handelsregister (commercial register) are not included in the price and are charged separately.
** firma.de Firmenbaukasten AG does not provide legal advice itself, but works exclusively with lawyers and independent tax advisors who specialise in the field of limited liability entrepreneurial companies. Please make an appointment via +49 611 17207-0 or support@firma.de.

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    Easy capital raising

    Your UG & Co. KG makes capital raising easy via the simple addition of limited partners to the company.

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    Limited liability

    The UG & Co. KG offers the best of two worlds. Enjoy the advantages of an unincorporated business while still having the limited liability of a company.

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    Flexible management

    As a managing director of a UG & Co. KG, you can freely engage external specialists as required.

Set up your business with firma.de in ten easy steps

  1. You authorise firma.de to set up your business.
  2. You receive expert advice from our consultants.
  3. We arrange your company name check with the IHK (chamber of commerce).
  4. We arrange and schedule your notary appointment in your city of choice.
  5. After your notary appointment we arrange the opening of your company bank account.
  6. Directly after entry in the Handelsregistereintrag (commercial register), we coordinate the notary appointment for the signing of the KG contract.
  7. At the same time, we prepare the Gewerbeanmeldung (business registration) and Finanzamtfragebogen (tax office questionnaire).
  8. We recommend a suitable firma.de partner tax consultant for a personal consultation for preparing the opening balance sheet.
  9. You can launch your business!
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Frequently asked questions about the UG & Co. KG

What is a UG & Co. KG?

The corporate form UG & Co. KG is very similar to a GmbH & Co. KG with the main difference being a much lower startup capital requirement for the former.

The UG & Co. KG is a combination of two corporate forms: a Kommanditgesellschaft (KG) - a type of limited partnership - and a UG (haftungsbeschränkt) - a special form of GmbH.

As with the GmbH & Co. KG, the UG is the Komplementär (unlimited partner or general partner) within the KG structure. This KG also has unlimited liability, but only through its corporate form.

The liability of the Kommanditisten (limited partners) of the UG & Co. KG is limited to their capital investment.

What are the rules for naming a UG & Co. KG?

Your official company name must contain the suffix "UG & Co. KG", e.g. Taxodrome UG & Co. KG or Homerun UG & Co. KG.

This way the company structure is transparent and shows that one of the general partners is a UG rather than a natural person.

Why form a UG & Co. KG?

Simplified capital raising

Your UG & Co. KG can quickly increase its capital by merely adding investors as limited partners.

Limited liability

A UG & Co. KG enjoys unlimited liability. Since the general partner is a legal entity with limited liability, damages are limited to the GmbH’s company assets.

Secure continuance of the company

Unlike a regular KG, this corporate hybrid can exist forever using the same corporate name. As the GmbH is a legal person, this guarantees the continuance of the name. However, this isn’t the case for a regular limited partnership: When one of its partners dies this triggers the dissolution of the entity.

​Who is the managing director in a UG & Co. KG?

A UG & Co. KG is represented externally by the general partner - the UG’s managing director.

Limited partners are usually not involved in day-to-day management, but can exercise their right to vote on extraordinary decisions.

Who can be appointed as managing director of a UG & Co. KG?

The UG & Co. KG structure gives you the freedom to hire a managing director externally.

This option is not available to standard limited partnerships, which only allow general partners to lead the company.