Global Business Entities Guide


Welcome to Multilaw's Global Business Entities Guide - a resource for understanding the different forms of business entities when conducting international business, which will assist both lawyers and clients navigate the complex maze of legal requirements when conducting business internationally.

Comprising expert advice from Multilaw’s member firms in more than 60 countries around the globe, our unique guide provides a quick and easy-to-use resource answering the most frequent questions that arise when embarking on an international business operation, investment or a joint venture. The section on each country contains summary information regarding the most common forms of business entities practitioners can expect to encounter in those countries.

Please contact the Global Office or one of our member firms for more information about how Multilaw and the Business Entities Guide can assist you.

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Thomas Schmuhl
Executive Editor
Duane Morris
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Bill Northcote
Executive Editor
Shibley Righton LLP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sven Hoffmann
Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Stuttgart, Germany


Kerri Dewe
Tompkins Wake
Auckland, New Zealand


Van Campen Liem Team
Van Campen Liem
Amsterdam, Netherlands



The information in the Business Entities Guide provides a general overview at the time of publication and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all legal developments nor should it be taken as opinion or legal advice on the matters covered. It is for general information purposes only and readers should take legal advice from a Multilaw member firm.