Corporate secretarial & directorship services in Austria

Our Austrian teams are experts in a wide range of corporate secretarial services to help you keep on top of your corporate compliance. We provide incorporation assistance, shelf companies (limited liability companies) and directorship services.

  • We also help big and small businesses meet their statutory compliance requirements according to Austrian Law.
  • Incorporation of private and public limited companies
  • Establishment of limited partnerships and general partnerships
  • Registration of an Austrian establishment of a foreign company
  • Liquidations of SPVs and operational companies
  • Maintaining statutory books and records
  • Accounting and tax documentation can be handled through our local tax firm co-operation partners
  • Ensuring compliance with annual filing requirements
  • Providing a company’s registered  address and furnished office space
  • Preparing shareholders meetings, resolutions and minutes
  • Acting as an agent for service of process
  • Audit assistance
  • Co-operation between the supervisory board and the management board
  • Board composition and committees.

We can also help you stay compliant with the local legal framework, regulations on corporate structure, internal organisation, duties and liabilities of the management and supervisory boards and their directors. Accounting responsibility and corporate restructuring are governed, in particular, by the following:

  • Stock Corporation Act 1965 (Aktiengesetz)
  • Limited Liability Company Act 1906 (GmbH-Gesetz)
  • SE Directive 2001 (SE-Verordnung)
  • SE Act 2004 (SE-Gesetz)
  • General Civil Code 1811 (Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch), which deals with general regulations on liability
  • Business Code (Unternehmensgesetzbuch) (UGB), former Commercial Code 1979 (Handelsgesetzbuch), which sets out substantive accounting provisions
  • Labour Constitution Act 1974 (Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz), which provides for employee representatives on the supervisory board
  • Stock Exchange Act 1989 (Börsegesetz)
  • Takeover Act 1998 (Übernahmegesetz)
  • Issuer Compliance Regulation 2002 (Emittenten-Compliance-Verordnung)
  • Capital Market Act 1991 (Kapitalmarktgesetz)
  • The Austrian Code of Corporate Governance. This provides Austrian companies with a framework for corporate management and control. The Code applies primarily to Austrian listed companies.

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