- social associations that are based on a non-economic purpose such as orders , religious communities , political parties , associations (associations with no legal capacity), cooperatives
- Social associations with an economic, commercial purpose. These include:
The prerequisites for a legally effective formation are diverse and regularly standardized by law. You range z. B. from a simple decision (founding an association) to a notarial deed (founding a GmbH). A violation of the respective legal conditions usually makes the formation ineffective.