Private limited company

A private limited company is a type of business entity in "private" ownership used in many jurisdictions in contrast to "public" ownership, with some differences from country to country. Examples include LLC in the US, private company limited by shares in the UK, GmbH in Germany or společnost s ručením omezeným in the Czech Republic.

Country Business form Abbreviation(s)
  United States limited liability company (can also be publicly traded but most are not publicly traded) LLC
privately held company (most but not all are limited liability companies) PVT, PHC
  United Kingdom private company limited by shares Ltd.
  Ireland
  Hong Kong
  India private company limited by shares Pvt. Ltd.
    Nepal
  Netherlands besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid bv
  Belgium bvba
Société Privée à Responsabilité Limitée SPRL
  France société à responsabilité limitée SARL
  Luxembourg
   Switzerland
società a garanzia limitata SGL
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung GmbH
  Liechtenstein
  Austria
  Germany
Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt) UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
  Greece Εταιρεία Περιορισμένης Ευθύνης Ε.Π.Ε.
Ιδιωτική Κεφαλαιουχική Εταιρεία Ι.Κ.Ε.
  Czech Republic Společnost s ručením omezeným s.r.o., spol. s r.o.
  Slovakia Spoločnosť s ručením obmedzeným
  Hungary korlátolt felelősségű társaság kft.
  Poland spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp. z o.o.
  Croatia Društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću d.o.o. (д.о.о.)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Serbia
  Macedonia Društvo so ograničena odgovornost
  Slovenia Družba z omejeno odgovornostjo
  Spain sociedad de responsabilidad limitada SRL
  Mexico
  Peru
  Argentina
  Chile
  Colombia
compañía limitada Ltda.
  Italy società a responsabilità limitata SRL
  Portugal sociedade de responsabilidade limitada Lda.
  Brazil sociedade limitada Ltda., Lda.
  Russia общество с ограниченной ответственностью ООО
  Denmark anpartsselskab ApS
  Sweden privat aktiebolag AB
  Finland (Yksityinen) osakeyhtiö OY
  Australia proprietary limited company Pty Ltd
  Malaysia Syarikat sendirian berhad Sdn Bhd
  Singapore (exempt) private company limited by shares Pte Ltd
  Estonia Osaühing
  Latvia Sabiedrība ar ierobežotu atbildību SIA
  Lithuania Uždaroji akcinė bendrovė UAB
  Uzbekistan Masuliyati Cheklangan Jamiyat MCHJ
  Romania Societate cu Răspundere Limitată SRL
  Bulgaria Дружество с ограничена отговорност ООД (OOD)
Еднолично дружество с ограничена отговорност ЕООД (EOOD)
  Ukraine Товариство (з обмеженою відповідальністю) ТОВ ( Cyrillic)
  Albania Shoqëria Me Përgjegjësi Të Kufizuar sh.p.k.
  Kosovo

Albania

In Albania a limited liability company ( Albanian: Shoqëri me përgjegjësi të kufizuar Sh.p.k) is a commercial company founded by persons of physical or judicial status, who are not liable for the company and personally bear losses only up to the outstanding contribution agreements. Partners' contributions constitute the registered capital of a limited liability company. Each partner has his quota in the company in proportion to the contribution of the capital so the registered capital of the company is divided between the partners based on the proportional ratio of their contribution. In Albania a limited liability company may not have a capital of less than 100 lek. [1]

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