Why can’t I use an old account for my Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt), but have to open it completely from scratch?

Prior to notarization, there is only a so-called “pre-incorporation company”. Neither such a pre-incorporation company itself nor its assets are transferred to the later entrepreneurial company after incorporation.

For this reason, the continuation of a bank account set up by the founding partners prior to the establishment of the company by the pre-founding company or the later entrepreneurial company is ruled out. In this respect, we strongly advise against setting up the account before the notary appointment.

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