Starting a business in Germany

There are various legal, financial and practical aspects to consider when starting a business in Germany.

Promoters of new businesses need to decide which legal form their business should take, know how much start-up capital is required, draft the corresponding articles of association or partnership contract, complete formal administrative registration and consider to what extent they should be personally liable for the business.

Whether you are looking to create a subsidiary, open a branch office or set out to become self-employed, our German lawyers are there to guide you through the maze of German legislation and administration.

To help you keep track of your business’ start-up costs, you can take advantage of our transparent fixed-fee representation models to get your business off the ground.

We can support you with writing a business plan, forming the business and drafting initial supply and distribution agreements.

For further information on starting a business in Germany, call our expert team of lawyers on +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0 or use our contact form.


Help with drafting articles of association and other important formation documents

Whether you would like to set up in partnership or form a company, you will need the correct documents. Our team can assist you in drafting articles of association and partnership agreements.



Limit your liability when setting up a business in Germany

When setting up a business in Germany there are various ways to limit your liability and protect your personal assets. Our team at WBS can advise you.



Assistance with business tax questions in Germany

Germany has a competitive business taxation framework. Our team of German lawyers collaborates with a network of contacts to assist you with your tax questions.


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Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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