Maybe the tax authority gives a number to commerce and they may have a number in the commerce registry but I dont know of any such regulation and am shure, that it is not covered in the BGB or the HGB or the AG or the GmbHG, because such numbers dont have any real importance. The name of the company distinguishes it from other companies. H. [log in to unmask] wrote: > Dear Int-Lawyers, > > I am trying to ascertain if *Associations* in *Germany and Austria* > are given unique identifying numbers by relevant registries in those > countries? So far, I know that German Associations are governed by the > BGB, or German Civil Code, however, I can't find an English version of > this. Similarly for Austrian associations, which are govenered by the > RGBI, again, I can't find an English version. However, I am not even > sure if the information I am looking for would be in the Civil Code > for these countries. > > If anyone has information or advice relating to if Associations in > Germany and Austria are allocated unique identifying numbers, it would > be greatly appreciated. > > Kind Regards, > Marisa. > > *Marisa Bendeich* > Research Librarian > Blake Dawson Waldron > > Tel: + 61 2 9258 6874 > Fax: + 61 2 9258 6999 > [log in to unmask] > www.bdw.com > > *225 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia > DX 355 Sydney* > > > NOTICE > This email and any attachments are confidential. They may contain > legally privileged information or copyright material. You should not > read, copy, use or disclose them without authorisation. If you are not > an intended recipient, please contact us at once by return email and > then delete both messages. We do not accept liability in connection > with computer virus, data corruption, delay, interruption, > unauthorised access or unauthorised amendment. This notice should not > be removed. [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings > and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: > [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions > expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily > reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.5.476 / Virus Database: 269.9.14/882 - Release Date: 30.06.2007 15:10 > [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors.