Establishing a Public Limited Company
Do you, as an entrepreneur, want to go public with a large company? Then setting up a public limited company is an interesting option. When a public limited company is established, shares are issued to the founder(s) or to others who contribute money or goods. The public limited company can only be established by notarial deed.
Just as with a private limited company, a public limited company is a company whose capital is divided into shares. The difference between the two legal forms is that in a private limited company the shares can only be transferred through the notary. In contrast to a public limited company where part of the shares, in addition to the registered shares, are freely tradable on the stock exchange. Meijer Notarissen is happy to assist you in recording the articles of association in the deed of incorporation.
When a a public limited company is established, a minimum capital of 45.000 euros must be paid into the company. This amount may also be in kind. You can think of the input of an entire company or goods such as cars and computers.
The articles of association of a public limited company
When the required capital has been paid up, our notaries lay down the articles of association of the a public limited company for you in the deed of incorporation. Various matters are included in the articles of association. For example, the amount up to which the company can issue shares and the method of appointment and dismissal of directors and supervisory directors. The powers of the various bodies, the way in which they meet and the transfer of shares are also mentioned in the articles of association of the a public limited company.
A public limited company registration in the trade register
To prevent personal liability of the directors, the a public limited company must finally be registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce. This registration is also carefully supervised by Meijer Notarissen.