Aktiengesellschaft AG / Stock Corporation

The Aktiengesellschaft AG is a public limited company. It is always a trading company and hence a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch HGB). This is true regardless of the actual field of economic activity of the AG. The AG has rights and obligations and can therefore sue and be sued. The legal basis of an AG is the Aktiengesetz AktG (law on stock corporations). The share capital of the company should be at least € 50,000 and is divided into a number of shares. The owners of the shares are the AG shareholders. An AG is liable for its obligations to the full extent of its company assets. Its shareholders are therefore not personally liable for the liabilities of the AG, however they bear the risk of the loss of the value of their shares.

The primary agents of an AG are its executive board, supervisory board and the general meeting.

The AG as such generally enjoys a good reputation because it is deemed to be particularly serious. This fact can also be taken into account when choosing the form of the company by setting up a business.

GRP Rainer lawyers and tax advisors will advise you about the opportunities and risks inherent in an AG. Because an AG is closely aligned within the legal wording of the AktG and variations thereof are only allowed conditionally, it is important to obtain legal advice beforehand. To do this, use a lawyer who is “at home” with company law.

But also in the case of problems with an existing AG, our lawyers are the right contacts. We will advise you of your rights and obligations as a member of the management board and the supervisory board or your role as a shareholder.

Our lawyers will provide competent and comprehensive advice, so that you will be able to take advantage of the diverse possibilities offered by an AG. Thus we offer advice on setting up a company, the articles of association, change of partners as well as - if necessary - the dissolution of the company.

Make an appointment at one of our locations in Cologne, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich or Stuttgart! For International inquiries, please contact us at our offices in London or Singapore!
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Köln
Gürzenich-Quartier
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Köln
+49 221 2722750
+49 221 27227524
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 21
10719 Berlin
+49 30 544459880
+49 30 544459885
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 13
53113 Bonn
+49 228 929599890
+49 228 929599895
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Düsseldorf
Königsallee 92a
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 993399920
+49 211 993399925
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Frankfurt
Skyper Villa
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 172979670
+49 69 172979675
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Hamburg
HafenCity
Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg
+49 40 422369430
+49 40 422369435
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater München
Maximilianstraße 35a
80539 München
+49 89 211298800
+49 89 211298805
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Stuttgart
Königstraße 10c
70173 Stuttgart
+49 711 988099810
+49 711 988099815
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