Company documents for Germany & other European countries

Monday, 14 September, 2015

Care needs to be taken when an English company is preparing to sign a company power of attorney or other document that has been drafted by lawyers in Germany and other European countries. In those countries, companies are often represented by a managing director, whose signing power is a matter of public record and who signs in that capacity. There is no equivalent position in this country. In England and Wales, a company document is properly signed by the company acting through one or more directors.

Before notarising such a document, I will review the wording to ensure that it is appropriate for use in this country by a company incorporated here.