Most start-ups take the form of either a public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft – AG or Ltd) or a private limited company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH or LLC). Both types of companies need to be established in the presence of a notary, as they require notarisation.

The selection of one or the other legal form for a start-up (Ltd or LLC) should take into account the type of business the company is to engage in, the amount of capital on hand, the start-up’s structure and the goals of the start-up’s founders. If you are planning to establish a start-up, we will sit down with you and discuss the options available to you. We will then work with you to find the best solution for your needs. The advice we give you is guided by our many years of experience working with start-up companies.

We draw up the documents you need to establish your start-up (public deed, articles of association, etc.) and manage all the necessary notarisations. We also create the documents that the law stipulates must be produced immediately after a new company is established. Among other things, for example, the law requires that a share ledger and a register of beneficial owners be kept. If required, we are happy to draft policies and regulations for your company, such as organisational regulations or expense reimbursement policies. Basically, we do everything to support you when you establish your start-up – and we offer helpful advice to ensure your business stays on track for success from the very beginning.

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