Located at the heart of Europe, Germany is also at the centre of its history, marked by wars, an iron curtain and finally reunification in 1990. Today, the country is at the head of the European Union with the most powerful economy and the largest population. Often compared to France, Germany has special links to its neighbour, with which it founded today’s Europe.
An onshore centre
Although Germany is the country with the most powerful economy in Europe, that does not mean that it is a fiscal destination of reference. However, it has been possible to reduce the tax burden on society thanks to tax optimisation, which it is important to properly master to avoid legal offences.
The various types of companies
Creating a company in Germany requires 9 procedures and 15 days.
|Types of companies||Capital||Number of partners|
|Limited liability company (GmBH)||At least 25,000 EUR||No minimum, liability limited to contributions|
|Public limited company (AG)||At least 50,000 EUR||No minimum, liability limited to contributions|
|Partnership (OHG)||No minimum share capital||At least 2 shareholders, indefinite and several liability|
|Limited partnership (KG)||At least 500 EUR||Partners or sleeping partners, unlimited liability for partners, limited for sleeping partners|