ABBREVIATIONS FOR FORMS OF COMPANY INCORPORATION



AB
Aktiebolag (Finland, Sweden)
AB Oy
Aktiebolag Osakeyhtiot (Finland)
A.E.
Anonimos Eteria (Greece)
AG
Aktiengesellschaft (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein)
A.O.
Anonim Ortaklari/Ortakligi (Turkey)
ApS
Amparteselskab (Denmark)
A.Š.
Anonim Širketi (Turkey)
A/S
Aksjeselskap (Norway); Aktieselskab (Denmark, Sweden)
Ay
Avoinyhtio (Finland)
B.A.
Buttengewone Aansprakeiijkheid (The Netherlands)
Bhd.
Berhad (Malaysia, Brunei)
B.V.
Besloten Vennootschap (Belgium, The Netherlands)
C.A.
Compania Anonima (Ecuador, Venezuela)
C. de R.L.
Compania de Responsabilidad Limitada (Spain)
Co.
Company
Corp.
Corporation
CRL
Companhia a Responsabilidao Limitida (Portugal, Spain)
C.V.
Commanditaire Vennootschap (The Netherlands, Belgium)
G.I.E.
Groupement d'Interet Economique (France)
GmbH
Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
Inc.
Incorporated (United States, Canada)
I/S
Interessentselskab (Denmark); Interesentselskap (Norway)
KG/KGaA
Kommanditgesellschaft/Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
KK
Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan)
K/S
Kommanditselskab (Denmark); Kommandittselskap (Norway)
Lda.
Limitada (Spain)
L.L.C.
Limited Liability Company (United States)
Ltd.
Limited (Various)
Ltda.
Limitada (Brazil, Portugal)
Ltee.
Limitee (Canada, France)
mbH
mit beschraenkter Haftung (Austria, Germany)
N.V.
Naamloze Vennootschap (Belgium, The Netherlands)
OAO
Otkrytoe Aktsionernoe Obshchestve (Russia)
OOO
Obschestvo s Ogranichennoi Otvetstvennostiu (Russia)
Oy
Osakeyhtiö (Finland)
PLC
Public Limited Co. (United Kingdom, Ireland)
Pty.
Proprietary (Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom)
S.A.
Société Anonyme (Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Arab speaking countries); Sociedad Anónima (Latin America [except Brazil], Spain, Mexico); Sociedades Anônimas (Brazil, Portugal)
SAA
Societe Anonyme Arabienne
S.A.R.L.
Sociedade Anonima de Responsabilidade Limitada (Brazil, Portugal); Société à Responsabilité Limitée (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
S.A.S.
Societá in Accomandita Semplice (Italy); Societe Anonyme Syrienne (Arab speaking countries)
Sdn. Bhd.
Sendirian Berhad (Malaysia)
S.p.A.
Società per Azioni (Italy)
Sp. z.o.o.
Spólka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia (Poland)
S.R.L.
Società a Responsabilità Limitata (Italy); Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (Spain, Mexico, Latin America [except Brazil])
S.R.O.
Spolecnost s Rucenim Omezenym (Czechoslovakia)
Ste.
Societe (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland)
VAG
Verein der Arbeitgeber (Austria, Germany)
YK
Yugen Kaisha (Japan)
ZAO
Zakrytoe Aktsionernoe Obshchestve (Russia)

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