ⓘ Anstalt

                                     

ⓘ Anstalt

Anstalt differ from the related entities called stiftung in that Anstalt can conduct all kinds of business activities. Anstalt are seen as different to Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, a corporate type found in many German-speaking countries, which do feature members and participants.

Anstalt are a civil law creation and no direct common law analogue exists.Common law courts have tended to treat Anstalt that are" limited by shares”, as a company, and those without shares the majority are sometimes though not always treated as a constructive trust.

                                     

1. Etymology

The name Anstalt means "Institution" or "Establishment". which comes from the Middle High German Anstalt and means to set up purpose for a particular purpose and the building which houses it.