Buy a Shelf Societas Europaea (SE)
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Your benefits

Fast & legally compliant

Monistic / Dualistic structure

With a bank account

Made in Germany

Statutes flexibly adaptable

Buy a Shelf Societas Europea (SE) | Your advantages

Shelf-SE

Buy a Shelf Societas Europaea (SE) &
Flexibly adapt statutes

Buy a Shelf Societas Europaea (SE) & Flexibly adapt statutes

The Societas Europaea (SE), also known as the "European Company", is a legal form, which enables the formation of corporations in the European Union or the European Economic Area in accordance with uniform legal principles.  The legal form of the SE was introduced in 2004 by the Council Regulation on the Statute for a European Company. It can more easily merge with other companies in the member states or transfer its registered office to a member state.  

Buying a Shelf SE is the professional way to start safely, easily and quickly with your new Societas Europaea. We save you the time and effort of setting up your own company and take care of all the organizational work for you. Our European Companies (SE) are already established, registered in the commercial register and are immediately available for purchase. The formation documents and the articles of association of Shelf SE are bilingual in German and English - we can easily remove the English language version upon request in the course of the takeover. We establish our SE Shelf companies at the major business locations in Germany and, if required, also at your desired location in Germany. In some constellations we even establish holding structures with several companies.

Monistic and dualistic structures available

SE Shelf companies from Youco24® are available in both the monistic and dualistic structure. All our Shelf SEs are so-called open and permissible Shelf formations. The SE does not have any employees and the employee involvement procedure (co-determination) according to. Art. 12 paras. 2 and 3 SE Regulation is to be carried out by the buyer of Shelf SE. 

Where to buy a Shelf Societas Europaea (SE)

Youco24 operates throughout Germany and offers you the Shelf SE at many founding locations. Thus, our SE Shelf companies are registered in the major German commercial registers in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

If you prefer a different location for your public limited company, you can immediately open the permanent establishment within the meaning of the German Fiscal Code (AO) and Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (GewO) at any location, regardless of the commercial register of Shelf SE. In addition, we will gladly relocate the registered office of a Shelf SE to a location of your choice prior to sale or directly establish an SE at your desired location. Just contact us.

Share capital: EUR 120,000

The share capital of our Shelf SE amounts to EUR 120,000 and is deposited at 100% with a renowned bank. After the takeover of the company, the amount is available undiminished in the bank account of Societas Europea.

ProfileShelf-SE
Legal formSocietas Europaea / European Company
Locations4 - Germany-wide
Register courte.g. Düsseldorf, Frankfurt or Munich
Bank modelOrder cheque or transferable account
Bank balance120,000 EUR
PurposeSE Shelf company
StatusAvailable
Download Questionnaire SE (monistic)
Questionnaire SE (dualistic)

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Buying a Shelf SE with established bank account

The share capital of the Societas Europea (SE) is fully paid up in the bank account of our Shelf SE. In order to offer the optimal solution for each case, we cooperate with different banks for the incorporation of our Shelf SEs. Depending on whether you want to take over or close the bank account. Especially if you do not want to transfer and use the previous bank account after buying Shelf SE, you want to invest as little time as possible in closing the bank account. In this case, we offer you a special account model with a simple closing option, the so-called check variant.

When reserving a Shelf SE, please let us know which account model you prefer so that we can provide you with the appropriate Shelf SE.

For the foundation of our Shelf SE we have opened an account at Hoerner Bank and deposited the share capital of EUR 120,000 there. You will receive an order check from us, which your board of directors can cash at your house bank. After the check has been cashed, the company's foundation account is automatically closed and is no longer available for payment transactions.

Our Shelf SE has a transferable bank account that can also function as a payment transaction account in the future. The existing credit balance of Shelf SE is available to you after the KYC/legitimation process of the bank has been carried out.

Order check variant

For the foundation of our Shelf SE we have opened an account at Hoerner Bank and deposited the share capital of EUR 120,000 there. You will receive an order check from us, which your board of directors can cash at your house bank. After the check has been cashed, the company's foundation account is automatically closed and is no longer available for payment transactions.

Transferable bank account

Our Shelf SE has a transferable bank account that can also function as a payment transaction account in the future. The existing credit balance of Shelf SE is available to you after the KYC/legitimation process of the bank has been carried out.

Why do companies choose the legal form SE?

While the legal forms SE and AG have many things in common, such as the fact that both can trade on the stock exchange, there are also many differences. They are the reason why companies choose an SE in practice.

1. Flexibility of the management structure (monistic / dualistic)
The SE Regulation allows for flexibility in corporate governance. This is often seen as the greatest innovation of the SE. Whereas German stock corporation law prescribes a supervisory board and an executive board (dualistic board structure), a monistic structure is possible in the SE. This means that the supervisory board and the management board are combined in one administrative body. For foreign investors, the monistic structure may be more convenient than in the USA or England. This is because they are more familiar with the organization of the company. However, most "German" SEs have opted to retain the dualistic structure with supervisory board and management board.

2. Image
The SE is a supranational legal entity and enjoys a good reputation. The legal form is also chosen by companies to emphasize their international or European orientation.

3. Cross-border mobility
Cross-border mobility is another reason for the SE. An SE can relocate its registered office to another EU state. The transfer of the registered office changes the national law applicable to the company. For example, a German SE with its registered office in Berlin can become a French SE by relocating to Paris. However, this aspect may have become less important as cross-border mobility has become increasingly possible in recent years thanks to ECJ case law, new regulations and other legislation (e.g. on cross-border mergers of two companies).

4. Degree of co-determination negotiable
The limitation of corporate co-determination is another reason for establishing an SE. In this case, it is possible to agree on the size of the supervisory board, which can deviate from the strict German codetermination laws. Co-determination can be regulated by an agreement between the employee representatives and the management. This agreement is referred to as a "co-determination agreement". If the SE is established on such a basis, subsequent changes in the number of employees do not, in principle, lead to a change in the co-determination arrangements.

Buying a Shelf SE - Your advantages at Youco24®.

Delays or deficiencies in the incorporation or settlement phase can quickly become dangerous for you. Buying a Shelf SE is the much faster and easier way than incorporating yourself. Youco24 Shelf SEs already have a bank account that can be taken over after the purchase if needed. Our highly specialized team has been establishing and selling SE Shelf companies for over ten years. Due to our specialization and experience, we can guarantee you a very fast, professional and error-free process.

Take advantage of the many benefits of an SE shelf company and rely on our tried and tested, well-established team. Youco24 team.

Any questions? Contact us!

Purchase a Shelf Societas Europaea (SE) - Our procedure

We know you're in a hurry. Therefore we keep the process short and straightforward. From the reservation of your Shelf-SE to the notarial takeover it is only 3 steps. Professional and fast: The procedure for the purchase of a shelf company SE has been tried and tested by us for years and guarantees a reliable and quick takeover of your SE shelf company.

Step 1 - Reservation

You reserve your Shelf SE free of charge and without obligation

To reserve your SE, we are available by phone and email. Or you can reserve online via our website. Ideally, you already know whether you want to take over the company's bank account or prefer to close it and open your own account at your bank (cf. account models). 

We will contact you as soon as we receive your reservation and offer you the appropriate Shelf-SE.

Step 2 - Purchase price

Prepayment or security

As soon as you send us the completed questionnaire, we will prepare the purchase of your Shelf SE. For the purchase price payment or its securing you can choose from the following options:

  • Cash in advance: The purchase price for the Shelf-SE is paid to us in advance
  • Confirment: A law firm, tax consultancy or auditing firm established in Germany is strongly in favour of paying the purchase price of the Shelf-SE and assumes personal joint liability
  • Suspensive condition: The transfer of the Shelf SE's shares is subject to the condition precedent of payment of the purchase price

Once we have all your necessary details, we will conclude the purchase and assignment contract together with you.

Step 3 - Conclusion of purchase agreement and registration with the commercial register

All documents are prepared by us

Once you have transferred the purchase price for your new Societas Europaea to us or provided security, we will conclude the purchase and assignment contract with you. All you need to do is register as a director through a notary's office. You are free to choose the notary's office - if you wish, we will also be happy to make a recommendation. To ensure that the appointment can take place as quickly as possible, we will prepare the drafts based on your information (also in German and English) and send all documents by overnight courier.