Every business success story begins with the founding of a company. What legal form should a company have? Whether a partnership under the German Civil Code (GbR), entrepreneurial company (UG), limited liability company (GmbH), limited partnership (KG) or other legal form of business, key steps for establishing a successful company are taken right from the start-up stage.

This is because the following need to be clarified precisely in advance: Which form of company best suits the amount of start-up capital available and planned financing, the number of shareholders or the liability risks associated with the business idea? Which aspects need to be regulated internally with the co-partners and investors as a result?

Directly after a successful start-up, entrepreneurs are faced with numerous ‘next steps’, which can seem overwhelming at the beginning, especially for creatives starting their own business in the media industry: VAT, business registration, IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) membership, company number, trade association, opening balance sheet, accounting, initial employment contracts, employee participation models, etc. To ensure that there is enough time for the company during the important start-up phase, we help our clients competently and expediently through this jungle both through concrete advice and our network of tax advisors and funding experts.

Our team of corporate lawyers, labour lawyers and media lawyers are prepared to accompany start-ups of any size and type. This also applies to establishing German offices of internationally operating companies.

To ensure that our clients always offer the best possible advice at all times, we regularly take part in further training and also keep an eye on the constantly changing media funding programmes with all the important deadlines and funding conditions. Our partners regularly pass on the knowledge they have acquired to founders and start-ups as speakers at relevant industry events, as well as training courses organised by ourselves, in order to make the path to a successful company easier for you. We look forward to advising you!