Management board – The management board of a stock corporation deals with the day-to-day business and other affairs of the company and represents the stock corporation externally. The supervisory board is a legally prescribed self-controlling body that appoints and monitors the individual members of the management board and, in case of doubt, also removes them. Furthermore, it is responsible for the written reporting of the annual financial statements as well as for annual reports. The general meeting acts as the decision-making body of the stock corporation. Here you can find all legal forms and here you can go back to the overview AG.
Board of Directors – The management body
Instead of managing directors, a stock corporation has an executive board consisting of at least one managing person. As a management body, the executive board forms the metaphorical head of the company and thus has management authority in the internal relationship and representation authority in the external relationship. The Management Board is appointed by the Supervisory Board for a term of five years and is obliged to report to the Supervisory Board.
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Tasks of the Management Board – management, annual balance sheet, management report & Co
The primary task of the management board of an AG is the independent management of the company. Contextually, it establishes the annual balance sheet, prepares the profit and loss account (P&L) and prepares a management report that depicts the company’s situation – current and future – in a realistic relationship to possible opportunities and risks. Formally, the Management Board issues the invitation to the Annual General Meeting and can submit proposals to the Annual General Meeting on the appropriation of profits. It is also the only body which, in a worst-case scenario, may file an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings.
Duties of the Management Board at a glance:
- Independent management
- Reporting to the Supervisory Board
- Approval of the annual balance sheet
- Statement of profit and loss
- Preparation of a management report
- Invitation to the Annual General Meeting
- Proposal for the appropriation of profits
- Application for the opening of insolvency proceedings
The individual members of the management board are entered in the commercial register and must also be listed by name on the AG’s business letters. Upon taking office, they may not simultaneously act as a member of the supervisory board of their company and are also prohibited by the prohibition of cross-linking from being appointed as a member of the supervisory board of another company. As compensation, each member of the Management Board receives a fixed salary and also receives a so-called bonus, i.e. a share in the annual profit.
AG: foundation, legal form, special case real estate
- Stock corporation (AG)
- Real estate stock corporation (REIT-AG)
- Real estate company
Stock corporation (AG): Formation, liability, legal form & Co.
Aktiengesellschaft (AG) – The stock corporation is a German legal form founded by at least one person and organized by different bodies. Instead of a managing director, the company is managed by a board of directors consisting of at least one person. As the name already indicates, this legal form of a company primarily stands for stock trading. You would like to start a company alone or together with other people and learn more about company law forms in advance? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Real estate stock corporation (REIT-AG)
Real estate stock corporation / REIT-AG – You don’t find the idea of a stock corporation bad at all and are now wondering how you can combine your capital company with the real estate industry? A real estate company is a company that serves the financing, development, realization, leasing, or marketing of real estate – starting with a single property up to a real estate portfolio in the three or multi-digit range. The management of real estate property or third-party real estate on behalf of third parties can also be handled by a real estate company.
Real Estate GmbH & Asset Management GmbH
Alternative – In this article you will learn the basics about real estate companies. Briefly explained, a real estate company is a company that has the purpose of leasing, developing, financing, realizing and/or marketing. It doesn’t matter if it is one or more properties. The management of residential and commercial real estate – in its own interest or as a service offered to third parties – is also a popular focus for real estate companies and asset management GmbHs. Find out more about the main advantages and disadvantages of buying real estate and the expected costs.