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Handbook of Legal Forms in Europe

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  • © 2010


  • Easily accessible and well structured
  • Compendium of all relevant information concerning legal forms of companies in 10 European countries
  • Standardized structure allows quick comparison of the different legal forms in EU
  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. The Need for a Better Understanding of Legal Forms in Europe

  2. Legal Forms of Company Foundation

  3. Legal forms of company foundation


About this book

From our daily practice as scholars, consultants and entrepreneurs we know how critical it is to make the right decisions that can shape the future of a company. One of the earliest of such decisions is surely the selection of the appropriate legal form as it is hardly reversible and has major implications on the running business. Accordingly, we can nd a wealth of information about the pros and cons of speci c legal forms. However, so far there is only scarce information available once you decide to enter a foreign market. There are offerings, e.g. from the Chambers of Commerce and you can search the Internet. When information is provided in the local language, comprehension becomes dif cult. Furthermore, the material that is available today only seldom allows for a structured analysis and comparison of legal forms in different countries. From discussions with entrepreneurs we know that this situation has not only been cumbersome for us, but actually everybody who is thinking about starting up a business or widening the operations across country borders is faced with the complex task of deciding on a legal form.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Munkert - Kugler + Partner GbR, Nürnberg, Germany

    Michael J. Munkert

  • LS für Strategisches Management und, Organisation, Handelshochschule Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

    Stephan Stubner

  • Graduate School of Management, Chair of Strategic Management, HHL - Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

    Torsten Wulf

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