S.A. (corporation)

S.A. (corporation)

:"For the art organization see Société Anonyme (art)"S.A. generally designates corporations in various countries, mostly those employing the civil law. This translates literally in all languages mentioned as "anonymous company", "anonymous partnership" or "share company" and can be differentiated from partnerships and limited liability companies.

S.A. meaning "anonymous society/corporation" is the abbreviation of:
*"Sociedad Anónima" or "Sociedad por Acciones" in Spanish; "Societat Anònima" in Catalan (Variations include "S.A. de C.V." = "sociedad anónima de capital variable" and "S.A.B. de C.V." = "sociedad anónima bursátil de capital variable".)
*"Sociedade Anónima" in Galician and in Portuguese; "Sociedade Anônima" in Brazilian Portuguese
*"Società Anonima" in Swiss Italian
*"Société anonyme" in French (as commonly used in most French speaking countries, such as France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania and various African countries)

It is equivalent in both literal meaning and practical function to:
*"Anonim Şirket (A.Ş.)" in Turkish
*"Anonymi Etairia (A.E.)" or "Ανώνυμη Εταιρία" in Greek
*"Naamloze Vennootschap (N.V.)" in Dutch
*"Perseroan Terbatas Terbuka" (P.T. Tbk.)" in Indonesia
*"Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)" in Malaysia
*"Shoqëri Anonime (Sh.a.)" in Albania

It is equivalent in practical function to:
*Several different forms with names equivalent to the German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), all literally meaning "share company" or "Company with Shares" (other types of company may also have shares, but these shares are given a different name, such as "Anteile" in German to contrast with "Aktien"):
**"Akcionarsko Društvo (A.D.)" in Serbian
**"Akciová společnost (a.s.)" in Czech
**"Akciová spoločnosť (a.s.)" in Slovak
**"Aktiebolag (AB)" in Swedish
**"Aktieselskab (A/S)" in Danish
**"Aksjeselskap (AS)" in Norwegian (bokmål)
**"Dioničko društvo (d.d.)" in Croatian
**"Lutlag (LL)" in Norwegian (nynorsk)
**"Osakeyhtiö (OY)" in Finnish
**"Részvénytársaság" (Rt.) in Hungarian
**"Società per Azioni" (S.p.A.) in Italian (sometimes translated as "joint-stock corporation")
**"Societate pe Acţiuni" (S.A) in Romanian
**"Spółka Akcyjna" (S.A.) in Polish
*"Public limited company (Plc)" in English (most commonly used in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, less-known elsewhere).

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