German limited liability company

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John Wiley & Sons, 1997 - Business & Economics - 468 pages
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German Limited Liability Company Edited by R?diger Volhard and Arndt Stengel P?nder, Volhard, Weber & Axster The German limited liability company (GmbH) is the most common business form in Germany - over 600,000 GmbH companies compared with just 3,000 stock corporation companies. To run a successful operation in Germany, foreign investors must understand the GmbH. Recognising this need, the authors of German Limited Liability Company have drawn on years of experience advising domestic and international clients to produce a practical and comprehensive guide. Through a combination of the lawyer's grasp of company law and a commercial understanding of corporate finance, the authors not only anticipate common questions and problems facing potential investors but also tackle numerous unforeseen legal and business considerations vital to understanding the German marketplace. German Limited Liability Company covers the following key areas:
* nuts and bolts overview of German corporate law - choice of entity, formation, shareholders' and directors' duties, articles of association, registration formalities
* corporate finance and corporate law - debt and equity financing, capital measures, mergers and reorganisations, rescue restructures
* tax - introduction to German tax law, tax-efficient structuring of an acquisition, thin capitalization, non-resident directors
The most frequently raised issues on employment law, directors' liabilities, social insurance and residence and work permits are also dealt with. Dual language versions of the key documentation together with a comprehensive list of terminology provide the reader with practical support. With its breadth of coverage and problem solving advice, German Limited Liability Company is essential reading for all investors, directors, lawyers and consultants serious about doing business in Germany.

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P?nder, Volhard, Weber & Axster P?nder, Volhard, Weber & Axster is a German-based firm of lawyers, notaries and tax advisors operating worldwide, whose strength lies above all in its widely diverse areas of specialization. This enables the provision of advice to, and representation of, clients in all fields of commercial law. The firm is one of the largest professional partnerships with eleven offices situated in seven different countries. P?nder, Volhard, Weber & Axster operate in association with the tax-advising company PVW Treuhand GmbH. Together they comprise approximately 250 lawyers, notaries, tax advisors and associates with other academic qualifications. The partnership is the founding member of the P?nder Group within which independent law firms from Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland operate together.