German company law also allows for combinations between
partnerships and corporations. The GmbH&Co. KG is a typical
combination allowing for direct proft allocation at the level of the
partners while avoiding the required unlimited personal liability
of a partner.
There is also the option to hold a participation in an existing company
through a silent partnership or participation (stille Gesellschaft).
In addition to the legal forms under German law it is also possi-
ble to establish a Societas Europaea (SE) .
Legal forms of other EU Member States are
also recognized in Germany