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The Reform of the German Private Limited Company<sup>†</sup>

Michael Beurskens and Ulrich Noack

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199795208
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0030
The Reform of the German Private Limited Company†

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The Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH—Private Limited Company) is the most popular organizational form for businesses in Germany—there were almost one million such entities in 2007. Not only is the GmbH popular for entrepreneurs, but it also serves a role in company groups, and can be more or less easily upgraded to an Aktiengesellschaft (AG—public corporation). Few changes have been made to the statute since its inception in the late 19th century. This chapter discusses the reform of the GmbH.

Keywords: Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung; private law; German law; legal reform

Chapter.  9533 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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