Limited company

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In a limited company, the liability of members or subscribers of the company is limited to what they have invested or guaranteed to the company.wikipedia
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Joint-stock company

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It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.
Therefore, joint-stock companies are commonly known as corporations or limited companies.

Proprietary company

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The private company equivalent in Australia is the Proprietary Limited company (Pty Ltd).
A proprietary company is a form of privately held company in Australia and South Africa that is either limited or unlimited.

List of legal entity types by country

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However, some states permit corporations to have the designation Ltd. (instead of the usual Inc.) to signify their corporate status.

Private limited company

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)
Otherwise, all companies, including limited companies and US LLCs, are treated as bodies corporate subject to United Kingdom corporation tax if the profits of the entity belong to the entity and not to its members.

Limited liability partnership

LLPlimited liability partnershipsLLPs
As with a limited company or a corporation, members in an LLP cannot, in the absence of fraud or wrongful trading, lose more than they invest.

Company

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In a limited company, the liability of members or subscribers of the company is limited to what they have invested or guaranteed to the company.

Guarantee

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Limited companies may be limited by shares or by guarantee.

Germany

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It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Aktiengesellschaft

AGA.G.Limited company
It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

United Kingdom

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It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Public limited company

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It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Czech Republic

CzechCZEthe Czech Republic
It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Italy

ItalianITAItalia
It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Società per azioni

S.p.A.SpAcompany limited by shares
It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Hungary

HungarianHUNRepublic of Hungary
It is also common for a distinction to be made between the publicly tradable companies of the plc type (for example, the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), British PLC, Czech a.s., Italian S.p.A., Hungarian Zrt.

Spain

SpanishESPKingdom of Spain
and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

France

FrenchFRAFrench Republic
and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Poland

PolishPOLRepublic of Poland
and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Greece

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Romania

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

S.A. (corporation)

Société AnonymeSociedad AnónimaS.A.
and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Portugal

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)

Společnost s ručením omezeným

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and the Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and Romanian S.A.), and the "private" types of company (such as the German GmbH, Portuguese Lda., British Ltd., Polish sp. z o.o., the Czech s.r.o., the French s.a.r.l., the Italian s.r.l., Romanian s.r.l., Hungarian kft. and Slovak s.r.o.)