List of legal entity types by country

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Kommanditgesellschaft

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A Kommanditgesellschaft (abbreviated "KG", ) is the German name for a limited partnership business entity and is used in German, Belgian, Dutch, Austrian, some other European legal systems as well as in Japan where it is called as gōshi gaisha.

Société à responsabilité limitée

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A société à responsabilité limitée (short SARL or S.à r.l. and variations thereof; lit. "society with limited responsibility") is a form of private company that exists mainly in French-speaking countries, such as France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Lebanon, and Switzerland (where it is also designated by GmbH or Sagl).

Sole proprietorship

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These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability companies and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities.
A sole proprietorship, also known as the sole trader, individual entrepreneurship or proprietorship, is a type of enterprise that is owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity.

Private limited company

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A private limited company is a type of business entity in "private" ownership used in many jurisdictions, in contrast to "public" ownership, with some differences from country to country.

Ansvarlig selskap

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An ansvarlig selskap (liable company) is a Norwegian legal form, mainly used in small and medium-sized enterprises, in which the company's individual owners are held personally liable for any outstanding debts acquired by the company.

Norskregistrert utenlandsk foretak

Norwegian Registered Foreign EntityNUF
When a NUF is registered, the branch itself is given a nine-digit Norwegian company number, in a similar manner as a regular Norwegian company – and a pseudo certificate of incorporation is issued by the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises, showing the Norwegian board of directors (if any), any power of procuration, position or attorney, and similar basic information.

Limited liability company

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These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability companies and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities.

Board of directors

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The role and responsibilities of a board of directors vary depending on the nature and type of business entity and the laws applying to the entity (see types of business entity).

Limited company

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

Partnership

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These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability companies and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities.

Corporate law

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A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable.

Business

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A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable.

Corporation

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These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability companies and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities.

Subsidiary

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