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Open a Catering Business in Germany

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Open a Catering Business in Germany

Foreign investors who want to establish a catering business in Germany need to be informed on the legal requirements for the functioning of a food enterprise in this country as well as on the provisions regarding business registration with the German authorities.

Our specialists in company formation in Germany can offer you valuable and updated information on the procedure for opening and registering a catering business in this country.

Legal requirements for the opening of a catering business in Germany

Any investor in Germany in the food sector will have to obtain from the authorities a special license for the production or sale of food products. Import of ingredients must also comply with the regulations concerning the transportation of food products from other places in the world. 
If you intend to open a business in Germany in the catering sector you will need to ensure the hygiene norms are respected. Your business must pass the controls performed by the food inspections which are meant to ensure food safety for the consumers. 
Our specialists in company registration in Germany can advise you on how to comply with the local food regulations so that your catering business in this country can be able to function properly.

The registration of a catering business in Germany

According to the Company Act, the first step in the opening of a catering business in Germany is to make a name reservation for your company. After you obtain the approval, you can take all the required documents to the German Trade Register in order to apply for the legal formation of your enterprise. 
One of the most important aspects is to choose a business form suitable to the business objectives of your catering company. As our experts in company registration in Germany can tell you, there are several business structures which can serve the aims of a catering business. The owner can choose to set up a GmbH which stands for a limited liability company. The requirements for this type of company are an initial capital of 25.000 euros and moreover the company name must include the abbreviation GmbH.
Don’t hesitate to contact our specialists in company formation in Germany who can help you find your way in the multitude of legal provisions regulating the opening of a catering business in this country. 

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Marco Rössel is a Partner at Liesegang & Partner and an experienced Attorney at Law. He is specialized in commercial and corporate law and can help you open your company in Germany as fast as possible.


Call us now at +49 69 71 67 2 67 0 to set up an appointment with our company formation experts in Germany. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Germany.

As our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Germany.

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