Set Up an IT Company in Germany

Set Up an IT Company in Germany

Updated on Friday 14th April 2023

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The incorporation process for IT companies in Germany follows the standard steps of registration with the German Commercial Register. There are also particular requirements which apply for IT companies, in terms of compliance with the IT law in this country. Moreover, many IT companies require as well special equipment and trained workforce, two elements that you can easily find in Germany, but for which you need to allocate considerable funds in your business plan. Our law firm in Germany can help you with the incorporation process and with information concerning the legal system in this country.
If you are interested in starting a business in Germany, our lawyers can assist you.

Legal framework for the set-up of an IT business in Germany

IT law is a new legal area in Germany. Still, it is of key importance to have appropriate knowledge of this law, especially if you intend to invest in a company with IT profile. The selling of license agreements as well as the use of the digital networks is covered in the body of the IT law.  It is not difficult to open a business in Germany.
Another law which is very important for the set-up of an IT enterprise is the Company law, which provides the types of legal forms in which an IT company can be organised as well as the conditions which need to be fulfilled in order to qualify for registration with the German Commercial Register. Our German lawyers can help you prepare the required documentation and they can also help you open a corporate bank account in order to deposit the initial share capital.
If you decide to open a business in Germany, we can help you.

Other aspects concerning the set-up of an IT company in Germany

If you intend to invest in Germany by opening an IT company in this country you will need to make a name reservation and to inform yourself on the local competition. Another issue that you need to keep in mind is the renting of an appropriate space for your business. 
A successful IT business relies in great measure on trained personnel. You can either train your employees through formation programs or you can look for professionals who are abundant among the German workforce. Our attorneys in Germany can give you all the details concerning the Employment law and the provisions that affect directly the hiring of local professionals for your IT company.
VAT registration in Germany for IT companies can be handled with the assistance of our team. this is generally mandatory for all resident companies, and it is always asked of non-resident businesses. However, IT companies that qualify as small businesses (i.e., have a turnover of a certain maximum amount in the previous and current calendar year) can be exempt from the imposed VAT.
With the help of our lawyers it is quite easy to open a business in Germany.
Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm in Germany in order to receive appropriate legal advice in company formation nad taxation issues when setting up an IT enterprise in Germany