List of legal entity types by country | austria

Austria

  • Gen (Genossenschaft; types: Erwerbs- und Wirtschaftsgenossenschaft): ≈ cooperative
  • Privatstiftung: ≈ private foundation
  • Verein: ≈ nonprofit association
  • European business entities
  • e.U. (eingetragenes Einzelunternehmen): ≈ sole trader (UK), sole proprietorship (US)
  • Kapitalgesellschaften: ≈ companies
  • Personengesellschaften: ≈ partnerships
    • unincorporated (i.e. unregistered and without legal personality):
      • stG (stille Gesellschaft): ≈ partnership by estoppel (i.e., no partnership agreement)
      • GesbR (Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts): ≈ partnership by contract (i.e., formed by partnership agreement); statutes and regulations concerning Austrian companies, especially with regards to the companies register (Firmenbuch), do not apply.
    • incorporated (i.e. registered and with legal personality):
  • Obsolete:
    • Erwerbsgesellschaft: small-sized partnerships (not qualifying as OG or KG, respectively. Converted into OGs or KGs as of 1. 1. 2007)
      • OEG (Offene Erwerbsgesellschaft): small general partnership
      • KEG (Kommanditerwerbsgesellschaft): small limited partnership

See also help.gv.at (Austrian government site, in German)

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