What are the benefits of a joint stock company (a.s.)?
- A more prestigious legal form of commercial company than a limited liability company.
- Neither the members of company bodies nor the shareholders are liable for the liabilities of the company with their assets.
- The option of concealing the ownership structure – if there are two or more shareholders, they are not entered in the Commercial Register and it is not therefore publicly-known who is a shareholder in the joint stock company.
- Low personnel demands – you can choose between a monastic and a dualistic structure (one person only need be appointed to the company bodies in a monastic structure, two in a dualistic structure).
- Simple transfer of shares – bearer shares, which were transferred by simple handover, no longer exist; registered shares, however, are also simple to transfer to a new shareholder (by way of endorsement).
How to buy a ready-made joint stock company
Choose a company from our list (or leave the choice to us).
- You will find a list of our joint stock companies here (link).
Contact us and tell us how you want your joint stock company to look.
- Everything you need to think about before you buy is outlined below.
- Or you can use our non-binding online form (link here).
We will contact you right away and agree on the details of the sale with you.
- We are able to arrange everything at a meeting in person at our office.
- You can also buy a company from the comfort of your own home (by e-mail and post).
Payment for buying a company is made in cash when signing the relevant documents.
- If the sale goes through “remotely", payment is made by bank transfer into our account.
We will deal with entering changes in the Commercial Register.
- After signing the relevant documents, everything will be entered in the Commercial Register within five days.
- Changes can also be entered in the Commercial Register immediately for a surcharge (see here – link).
What to think about before you buy a joint stock company
The name of the joint stock company
- A ready-made joint stock company already has a name entered in the Commercial Register.
- You can either leave the name as it is or change it when you buy.
- Here you can check whether the name you would like already exists (link here).
The registered office of the joint stock company
- A ready-made joint stock company already has a specific address entered in the Commercial Register.
- When you buy a joint stock company, we will relocate the registered office to your address (the owner of the property in question must sign consent to the location of the registered office on its premises – we will write up the document), or we can provide you with a registered office at one of our addresses (choice of addresses here – link).
The trade of the joint stock company
- A ready-made joint stock company already has an unqualified trade in place (all 80 lines of work – list of lines of work here – link).
- We are able to set up a different trade for you (qualified, permit-requiring), but in this case you need to provide documents proving that you are eligible to carry out the given trade.
The governing bodies of the joint stock company
- A ready-made joint stock company already has a governing body entered in the Commercial Register.
- This governing body is removed on the date on which you buy the joint stock company and your own person is appointed to the governing bodies in his place.
- A natural person or a legal person may be a governing body.
- It might be one and the same person as a shareholder, although this is not a requirement.
- If you wish to have more than one governing body in the joint stock company, you will need to specify how they act (independently or collectively, with any restrictions).
- There are two structures of bodies to choose from for a joint stock company:
- a monistic structure – here there is a managing director and a member of the board (both functions may be held by one and the same person);
- a dualistic structure - here there is a member of the board of directors and a member of the supervisory board (one and the same person may not hold both functions – a minimum of two persons is required).
- We are able to provide you with a governing body (see nominee services – link here).
The shareholder in the joint stock company
- Our ready-made joint stock companies have a single shareholder entered in the Commercial Register.
- All of our joint stock companies are owned by Společnosti pro vás SE.
- You, or the person that you specify, will become the new shareholder on the date of buying the joint stock company (when signing the contract on the transfer of shares).
- A natural person or a legal person may be a shareholder.
- If you want more than one shareholder in the joint stock company, the stakes which they each own in the joint stock company must be determined.
Shares in the joint stock company
- A joint stock company may only issue registered shares (bearer shares no longer exist).
- Our joint stock companies have 20 shares, each of a par value of CZK 100,000.
- The number of shares can be changed in line with your requirements when you buy the joint stock company.
The registered capital of the joint stock company
- Our ready-made joint stock companies already have their registered capital of CZK 2,000,000 fully paid-up.
- It is also possible to create a joint stock company with higher registered capital (in line with your requirements).