S.A. (corporation)

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Public company

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S.A. or SA designates a type of public company in certain countries that mostly employ civil law.
In the United States, for example, a public company is usually a type of corporation (though a corporation need not be a public company), in France it is usually a "société anonyme" (SA), in Britain a public limited company (plc), and in Germany an Aktiengesellschaft (AG).

Aktiengesellschaft

AGA.G.Limited company
The term is used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (where it is equivalent to a société anonyme or a società per azioni), and South Tyrol for companies incorporated there.

Società per azioni

S.p.A.SpAcompany limited by shares
It is equivalent to S.A. or public limited company in other countries.

Public limited company

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Depending on language, it means anonymous company, anonymous partnership, share company, or joint-stock company, roughly equivalent to public limited company in United Kingdom company law.

Président-directeur général (France)

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* Président-directeur général (France)
In France, Quebec, New Brunswick and Sweden, the président-directeur général (PDG) is the highest ranking officer in a société anonyme (SA) operating under a monist system, i.e., with a board of directors and without a supervisory board.

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Civil law (legal system)

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S.A. or SA designates a type of public company in certain countries that mostly employ civil law.

United Kingdom company law

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Depending on language, it means anonymous company, anonymous partnership, share company, or joint-stock company, roughly equivalent to public limited company in United Kingdom company law.

Partnership

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It is different from partnerships and private limited companies.

Bearer bond

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Like bearer bonds, anonymous unregistered share ownership and dividend collection enabled money laundering, tax evasion, and concealed business transactions in general, so governments passed laws to audit the practice.

Greek language

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The Greek term Anonymi Etaireia (Ανώνυμη Εταιρεία, A.E.) is officially translated into S.A. in English and foreign languages.

Angola

East Timor

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Mozambique

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