registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
1760.00 EUR 840.00 EUR 1 15.00% 50000.00 Yes
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Registration of companies in Germany

Регистрация компании в Германии

Company Law & Trust International offers a range of services for registration of companies in Germany. Members of our stuff are responsible for the following:

  1. Issuing invitations for obtaining a visa which is necessary for legal stay of business founders in the territory of Germany, as well as subsequent visit of the country.
  2. Preparation of a package of documents. Lawyers ensure registration of companies in Germany by collecting all the necessary documents, the list of which is compiled on an individual consultation with a client.
  3. Opening an account at a German bank. Each company must have the basis of the authorized capital, which is transferred to bank account in Germany. While applying it is necessary to collect the relevant package of documents.

Using services of company Law & Trust will allow you to avoid mistakes during the registration of the offshore company in Germany.

Registration of company in Germany: Legal aspects

Choice of organizational and legal form of business

In case the client is the resident or the citizen of Germany, our company offers the opportunity to register such type of company as "association". If the client is the citizen of another State, and is not the German resident, he/she may register a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (analogue of LLC) or Aktiengesellschaft (JSC).

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

Registration of such form of business in Germany is regulated by the Gesetz betreffend die Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung. It is special law, in which the main document is a memorandum of association. The client is entitled to choose the name of his own company personally, but the presence of the abbreviation GmbH therein is obligatorily.

Minimum amount of authorized capital should be 25,000 euros. In case the company in Germany has two or more founders, half of the stated sum is possible to be inserted. The rest of the sum shall be paid within the first year of operation of the company. Offshore company in Germany requires the presence of manager, who can be either citizen of Germany or non-resident.


German analogue of the joint-stock company is registered under the rules of Aktiengesetz. The law regulates not only the establishment of business, but also its further activities. The name should fall under the statute of Chamber of Commerce of Germany and contain the AG abbreviation.

Minimum initial capital of business shall be 50,000 euros, a quarter of the sum should be paid while registering the company. For establishment of company the presence of one or several shareholders, one manager and three members of the supervisory commission is necessary.

Among general conditions for registration of both types of organizational and legal forms of business, there can be distinguished the necessity for the founders to move on the territory of Germany, and in view of this they will be granted with business visas, and subsequently the residence permits.

Business in Germany: documents for registration

1. In order to register a company in Germany, it is necessary to provide information about the directors and founders of the company. Personal information includes: full name, date of birth, place of birth, official place of residence, as well as series and passport numbers.

2. If formation of the company in Germany is performed by a legal entity, collection of the statutory documents of the existing business will be required.

3. Business in Germany requires mandatory contribution of the authorized capital before submitting the application the information concerning the amount of contribution and the level of distribution of financial shares among founders should be transmitted. In order to prove successfully passed payment of the capital an additional document will be required.

4. The Chamber of Commerce can reject the name of the company if it does not comply with the rules. In view of this factor several variations of the name of the offshore company in Germany should be prepared.

5. Address reference from the place where the head office is planned to be.

6. When registering company in Germany, you must specify the type of activities of the company.

Business registration period in Germany shall not exceed 8 weeks from the date of submission of application and set of documents. Duration of consideration of the documentation depends on the region of application as well as organizational and legal form of the company. Lawyers of Law & Trust will help you to organize business in Germany correctly and then will provide legal and accounting support according to your desire.

Acceptance of applications is carried out both in the office or remotely. Consultations for regular and new clients are free. Offshores in Germany are not established, the registration of an offshore company in Germany is prohibited in terms of legislation.

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General information
Square357 021.00
Population81 305 900.00
State polityFederal parliamentary republic (Germany consists of 16 states).
Telephone code49
Place in the world in corruption14
ClimateTemperate continental climate,middle temperature (July) +16/+22°; middle temperature (January) 0°
Literacy rate99.00%
Ethnic groupsGerman - 92%, post-Soviet emigrants - 2,69%, Turks- 2,14%, other - 3,17%
National currencyEuro
USD exchange rate0.81
GDP per capita29
Official languageGerman
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciaryFederal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht). Both courts are situated in Karlsruhe. Supreme land courts (Oberlandesgerichte), land courts (Landgerichte) and district courts (Amtsgerichte) follow them.
Executive authorityFederal government consisting of a chancellor and ministers
Legislative authoritiesduocameral parliament парламентом: Bundestag and Bundesrat. Acts adopted by the Bundestag, shall be accepted by the Bundesrat. The number of members of the parliament in the Bundestag shall make 598 in accordance with the law. A legislative period continu
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesYes
Legal systemCivil law
Terms of purchasing ready-made company4 weeks
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeNo
Organizational and Legal FormsLimited Liability Company (GmbH), Joint Stock Company (AG), European Joint Stock Company (S.E.), Entrepreneurial Company (UG haftungsbeschränkt), Civil Law Company (GbR), Open Trading Partnership (OHG), Commandite (KG), Limited Partnership (GmbH & Co. KG), Partnership limited by shares (KGaA), Registered Association (e.V.), Sole Proprietoir (Einzelunternehmer), Private Fund (Stiftung)
Terms of registration4 weeks
Indication of BPA in the nameAG
Prohibited expressions in the nameGeneral describing terms, as well as specific names, if there is no founder or director with such name, are not allowed. If there is a company with a specific name and similar activity in this district, a new company with such name may not be registered. In a real sense a desirable name is agreed with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the place.
Local registered agentNo
The information required to be kept at the registered officeAddress where the Company's documents are kept, shall be provided to the tax authorities (this address can differ from the registered address)
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEuro
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed50000
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency50000
The minimum amount of the issued capital50000
Bearer sharesYes
Terms of payment of the issued capitalUpon issue or within terms provided for by the terms of shares issue and specified in the relevant Resolution on shares issue.
The usual size of the authorized capital50,000
Terms of capital paymentNo restrictions
Usual nominal value of sharesminimum 1, 00
Possibility to issue shares without par valueYes
Basic corporate tax rate15.00%
Capital gains taxYes
Withholding taxTaxes are at the source of the income tax, capital gains tax, tax on dividends
Currency controlNo
The tax on personal incomeFirst 8,000 EUR for a single person - 16,000 EUR for a couple per year are not liable for taxes, for exceeding amounts a progressive scale with the rate till 45% is provided for.
Corporate tax rates detailsSolidarity surcharge of 5.5% also levied on corporate income tax. Municipal trade tax imposed at rates between 14% and 17%, with rates determined by municipalities. Combined rate (i.e. corporate income tax, trade tax, solidarity surcharge) approximately 30% to 33%.
Government dutyUpon incorporation - 100 EUR, annually - 40 EUR
Stamp dutyYes
Other taxesTrade tax (region rate from 7 - 21%), property acquisition tax (depending on land, 3,5 – 5%), real property tax (1% per year), deductions to social insurance (for attendance, medical and pesion), tax on vehicles, import taxes and excises, inheritance and
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedNo
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
Meeting / regularity / placeNo restrictions
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryYes
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryNo
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerYes
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Meeting / regularity / placeДа / ежегодно / нет ограничений
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditYes
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnYes
Open access to the Annual ReturnYes
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)92
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study
First Class Additional Class
110.00 EUR110.00 EUR
TM Registration Request
First Class Additional Class
490.00 EUR 120.00 EUR
TM Registration Certificate
First Class Additional Class
100.00 0.00
First Class Additional Class
690.00 EUR 230.00 EUR
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
110.00 110.00 490.00 120.00 100.00 0.00 690.00 EUR 230.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

210.00 210.00 490.00 120.00 100.00 0.00 690.00 EUR 330.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark+ Logo»

Prices include all professional and official fees. If the change of official duties or exchange rates prices may vary.

В Германии Заявка на регистрацию товарного знака и Сертификат регистрации товарного знака покрывает 3 класса; поэтому плата за дополнительный класс применяется к каждому последующему классу после 3.