BREXIT – Austrian limited liability company as an alternative to the British Limited (Ltd)
LBG Austria – Summary: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is expected to leave the European Union on March 29th 2019. In recent years, many limited companies have been incorporated under English law and registered in the English commercial register, which have been operating in Austria from the very beginning and are also headquartered here. This was often due to the admissibility of a foundation without minimum capital and the unbureaucratic construction. In the context of the announced Brexit, panic is inappropriate because the Austrian legislator is preparing a limited grace period until the end of 2020.
Nevertheless, it makes sense to think about legal form alternatives, for example, an Austrian (start-up-privileged) limited liability company and thus avoid imponderables. But also for all companies in Great Britain, which aim a company seat in the European Union in the future, a limited liability company with seat in Austria is a good option.