Starting a Company in Germany: Requirements?


I am interested to start a company in German. I am doing business in beauty care instruments - like tweezers. Can you tell me, what are the requirements to start a company (GmbH)? Looking for your supportive and motivational reply.


Generally spoken - anyone can establish a company in Germany - irrespective of nationality or place of residence. For an initial overview on the characteristics of the GmbH and the process of incorporation, we would like to draw your attention to our "Investment Guide to Germany" and our publication "Investor’s Basics - Setting up Business in Germany". They also cover other important legal aspects, e.g. German entry and residence regulations, tax and labour law.

With offices in Berlin and Bonn, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) helps to create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. We assist already existing foreign companies in setting up a branch or subsidiary in Germany.

You are also welcome to contact us directly at

Reference: Germany Trade & Invest GmbH
Gesellschaft für Außenwirtschaft und Standortmarketing mbH
August 2019

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