When entering into professional contact with a German company, the contract partner’s economic credibility and financial stability become crucial factors for the future of the business relationship. However, in international contexts, ensuring that one is dealing with a capable and responsible partner often reveals itself to be complicated: credit checks or register requests in other jurisdictions can become a real challenge and often take an unforeseen amount of time. This is where services like our German Company Check can provide you with the necessary assistance.

Our Company Check service is designed to save our clients time, energy, and money. As experienced German lawyers, our team knows exactly where to find the required information within Germany. Afterwards, we will present our findings to you in a tailored and efficient manner. Our legal team works with clients from all over the world, and we understand the difficulties involved for companies expanding to Germany. This Company Check service is an act of due diligence to ensure that your company makes the right decisions. Contact us today to receive specialised assistance.

If you have a particular issue or legal question concerning German Corporate Law, you can contact our law office anytime. Our lawyers for German Corporate Law can be reached by phone, email and also provide video conferencing options. For more legal information, please visit our German Corporate Law Homepage.

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Who can Profit from a Company Check?

Our German Company Check benefits all private individuals and entrepreneurs interested in working with a German company and who want to gather information from a reliable source in advance. We do provide you with the opportunity to:

  • gain a perspective of the market by obtaining general information about German companies,
  • reassure yourself about a potential business partner with whom you intend to form an important relationship,
  • check the creditworthiness of potential customers,
  • verify the credit rating of your current business partners.

The above-listed points are only some of the benefits of our Company Check service. Our services are tailored to our clients’ needs, goals and characteristics. These can vary greatly between companies and entrepreneurs. However, with our industry-specific insights and an experienced team of corporate lawyers, you can be assured that working with our team will be advantageous to you. Contact us today to start a productive partnership.


What does our German Company Check Service entail?

Our Company Check combines the information available through official registers and private data banks and selects the data relevant to you by considering your individual business relationship and goals. Once this data has been collected, our team presents the results to you in a condensed and accessible form. Depending on the motives for your request, we provide you with information from:

  • The Commercial Register (Handelsregister): this is a state register that confirms the company’s existence and lists company information, e.g., registration numbers, nominal or capital shares, shareholders, company objects, etc.
  • The Company Register (Unternehmensregister) is a state register that complements our research with information from other registers like the partnership register (Partnerschaftsregister).
  • Economic credit agencies (Wirtschaftsauskunfteien) that collect and process creditworthiness relevant data on private individuals and business enterprises.
  • Insolvency notices (Insolvenzbekanntmachungen) from the judicial portal of the federal government and the individual German states.
  • Other registers or agencies: our company check service is tailored to your company, and therefore, the registers we use depend on your case.

Combining the information gathered from these agencies and registers ensures that the report provided is specialised to match your requirements.


What are the Advantages of our Service?

Entrusting our law firm with gathering the information you need to make business decisions in Germany allows you to remain focused on other aspects of your professional strategy. Our legal professionals possess the necessary expertise and practical experience to accelerate official processes.

As there is no central authority in Germany that could provide you with all the information you need, assigning someone to gather all relevant information from different sources, allows you to save you time and energy. It is the best means to get the full picture when it comes to your potential partners in Germany.

Last but not least, your risk of missing important information – and therefore, the risk of additional unexpected costs – is greatly diminished. Missing a vital piece of information can be the difference between a successful partnership and being left in an disadvantageous contractual relationship. Our Company Check provides you with a complete assessment at a fixed price. 


Why Choose Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte?

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte we are a full-service law firm with offices in Cologne, Aachen and Düsseldorf and we advise corporate clients across all legal areas. Once our Company Check service has been performed allow our team to collaborate with your company on an ongoing basis. As a client of Schlun & Elseven your company can expect legal counsel, corporate guidance and customer service of the highest standard from our dedicated practice groups. Tailored advice, bearing in mind your company’s priorities, industry requirements and characteristics, ensures that your company is given special attention in all of its legal issues.

Visit our website to find out more about the individual legal areas we specialise in.  Contact us via phone, email, WhatsApp or our online form to start working with us. Our lawyers are ready when you are.

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