German Stock Corporation Act

A law in Germany pertaining to stock corporations (AG) and commercial partnerships limited by shares (KGaA).

The German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz), enacted on 6 September 1965, regulates in particular the founding of a company, the legal relationships between the company and its partners or shareholders, capital, changes to the capital stock, and the dissolution of the company.

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