Simple change of legal form

A simple change of legal form includes the conversion of a public limited company to a private limited company and a private limited company to a public limited company, or a general partnership to a limited partnership and a limited partnership to a general partnership.

For example a limited partnership is converted to a general partnership when the sole limited partner leaves and there are at least two general partners. A general partnership is converted to a limited partnership when a limited partner joins it. The details of these procedures must be registered in the companies register and the legal form indicator must be updated on business documents and the website etc.


In general, these rules apply to all entrepreneurs from EU Member States in Austria.

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 6 February 2023

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