Founding a GmbH

Our law firm advise you on these issues:

  • How is a GmbH founded?
  • What are the advantages of a GmbH?
  • What are the diadvantages of a GmbH?

The limited liability company (GmbH) is a legal person under civil law. A legal person has its own legal personality. This means that it can itself bear rights and obligations. A legal person acts through its representatives. The GmbH is represented by its managing director.

How is a GmbH founded?

A GmbH can be founded by one or more people. To do this, a social contract (the company’s articles of association) must be submitted to the commercial register. A lawyer specializing in corporate law can show the founders’ various options. In addition to the name of the GmbH (company), the company headquarters and the subject of the company must be regulated in the articles of association. The share capital must be at least € 25,000.

The liability of the partners is limited by the payment of the GmbH contribution. This means that the shareholders do not have to be liable for the debts of the GmbH once they have made the contribution.

For tax purposes, the GmbH has an obligation to pay corporate tax. The tax rate is 15%. In addition, the tax of Solidaritätszuschlag (solidarity surcharge) of 5.5% of corporate income tax must be paid. Trade tax is also payable since the GmbH is a so-called form merchant in the sense of German commercial law and operates a trade.

What are the advantages of a GmbH?

By founding a GmbH, you have the following advantages:

  • No personal liability for corporate debts
  • A known and proven legal form in Germany and abroad
  • Flexibility in drafting the articles of association
  • Quick establishment and entry in the commercial register
  • Lower tax burden than private individuals.


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When founding a new company, we can offer you the establishment of a GmbH at a fixed price under the following conditions:


230 zzgl. Umsatzsteuer


520 zzgl. Umsatzsteuer


750 zzgl. Umsatzsteuer
Comprehensive advice on the legal form and the special features of the company
Planning and implementation of the foundation
Elaboration of the individual social contract
(Articles of Association)
Registration for the commercial register
Verification of the name of thecompany at the IHK
(Germand Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
In-kind establishment
Business registration
Template for the preparation of the opening balance
Tax registration with the tax office

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