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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Infiintare firma Germania, inregistrare firma Germania


BridgeWest va ofera servicii complete pentru infiintarea unei companii in Germania. Asistenta noastra include:

> redactarea actului constitutiv (necesar infiintarii companiei);
Actul constitutiv al unei companii inregistrate in Germania poate fi semnat prin procura (acelasi lucru este valabil si pentru procedurile notariale, un demers cerut de legea germana).

> redactarea tuturor celorlalte documente necesare infiintarii companiei;
Printre acestea se numara: specimenul de semnatura, formulare speciale puse la dispozitie de registrul comertului din Germania, copii de pasaport etc.

> planificarea procedurilor notariale (actele necesare infiintarii unei companii in Germania trebuie legalizate de catre un notar public);

> oferirea unui sediu social pentru noua companie in Germania (daca nu exista deja unul);
Orice adresa poate fi declarata ca fiind sediul firmei. Adresa va fi publica.

> deschiderea unui cont bancar;
Acest pas se refera atat la un cont de capital social, cat si la un cont curent.

> alegerea unui contabil in Germania;
Serviciile de contabilitate sunt recomandate pentru orice orice companie inregistrata in Germania.

BridgeWest va ofera asistenta pentru infiintarea urmatoarelor tipuri de companii in Germania:

> Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH - societate cu raspundere limitata) Acest tip de societate poate avea un asociat unic, are nevoie de un director si de un sediu social. Capitalul social minim este de 25.000 EUR.

Daca directorul societatii nu este rezident al Germaniei, autoritatile fiscale solicita de obicei dovada prezentei sale periodice in tara.

In cazul in care directorul companiei este cetatean al unei tari din afara Uniunii Europene, acesta va trebuie sa obtina un permis de munca.

> Aktiengesellschaft (AG - societate pe actiuni) Acest tip de societate poate avea un asociat unic, are nevoie de un director, un consiliu de administratie si de un sediu social. Capitalul social minim este de 50.000 EUR.

> Sucursala, filiala sau reprezentanta - Orice companie straina are dreptul sa infiinteze sucursale in Germania. Acestea pot avea statutul de entitate distincta de compania mama (companii inregistrate in Germania in care compania mama este actionar unic) sau extensii ale companiei mama.

BridgeWest va ofera de asemenea posibilitatea de a cumpara firme deja infiintate si va poate inregistra ca platitor de TVA.

Va stam la dispozitie pentru informatii suplimentare si tarife.

Articles on Company Formation in Germany

Types of German Companies

Entrepreneurs of any nationality have the possibility to chose from various forms of business entities in Germany, even though the most common company types are the German limited liability company, or Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung and the joint stock company, or Aktiengesellschaft. Fo ...

Set up a German company

Germany’s economy is recognized as the largest in Europe, creating an ideal place to develop a business, due to the high standards, competition and export marked that generates a substantial value in the German GDP. Most investors that decide to set up a German company choose to establish a Ge ...

The German Trade Register

The German Trade Register or Companies House (Handelsregister) is the official institution that registers information on certain commercial businesses in Germany, and it is administered by the local district courts, Amtsgericht.  Its purpose is to make sure that these businesses carry out comme ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Germany

There are plenty of reasons, economically speaking for which an entrepreneur chooses Germany as the state to invest in. There are various alternatives available to do so. They may invest in an already existing company, create and incorporate a separate company, usually limited liability company, or ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Germany

1. What is the minimum share capital of a German GmbH (Limited Liability Company)? Setting up a German Limited Liability Company requires a minimum capital of 25.000 EUR in monetary or non-monetary contributions which have to be evaluated. Also each member of a German limited liabili ...

Shelf Company in Germany

Engaging in business in Germany, one of the most powerful economies in the world, is usually done by setting up private companies, or branches on the countries territory. An entrepreneur can commence the business establishment from scratch, or acquire a shelf, or ready made company. This business ty ...

Paying Taxes in Germany

  1. What is the corporate tax in Germany? Since the comprehensive reforms in 2001 and 2008 the tax system in Germany has been modified to better suit the country's economy. The corporate tax in Germany applies to a standard rate of 15%. In addition a business tax of 14% up to 17% is appli ...

VAT in Germany

1. What is the VAT in Germany? VAT in Germany is also known as “Umsatzsteuer”. The standard rate for Value Added Tax in Germany is 19%. However, the law in Germany stipulates that some goods and services may benefit from a reduced VAT rate of 7%. The VAT reduced rate usually refers to fo ...

Why Invest in Germany

Foreign investors are attracted to Germany as a destination for setting up new businesses due to many reasons. Germany is considered to be one of the top countries for foreign investments, with an estimated inward investment of 479 billion EUR. Furthermore, Germany is the second exporter in the worl ...

Company Liquidation in Germany

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Germany. Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, dealing with the Court, closing the company's bank account or any other ...

Open a Representative Office in Germany

Are there any special requirements for creating a German Representative Office? The representative offices in Germany are often used to search the potential investment opportunities on the market. A representative office is considered a bridge between the foreign company and the companies or indust ...

Nominee Director in Germany

 The term of nominee director is defying a person who acts as a non-executive director of the board of manager of a company, replacing the beneficial owner of it. Mostly the resident in a tax heaven are renting their names to a non-resident as a trustee on the board of an offshore firm in that ...

Open Business in Germany
We guarantee a cost-efficient solution for full company setup, bank account and VAT registration

Meet us in Munich

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Munich, Germany. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Germany.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Germany.