societe par actions simplifiee

English translation: private limited share company

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French term or phrase:societe par actions simplifiee
English translation:private limited share company

06:04 Dec 3, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: societe par actions simplifiee
a type of incorporation, but I do not find it in my dictionaries.
Thanks for any help!
Mary McCusker
Local time: 20:05
SAS
Explanation:
Here's what the GDT has to offer - no translation offered though. Bearing in mind the definition given, it is a type of limited company, a very small-scale one at that and with extremely limited formatlities.

GRAND DICTIONNAIRE TERMINOLOGIQUE :

société par actions simplifiée n. f.

Abrév.
SAS

Contexte :

Le Conseil des ministres a adopté un projet de loi instituant la « société par actions simplifiée » (SAS). Pour en créer une, il suffira de deux actionnaires, qui définiront les conditions dans lesquelles elle sera dirigée. Les assemblées générales pourront ainsi se résumer à une conversation téléphonique ou à un échange de courrier. Toutefois, seules pourront être actionnaires d'une SAS les sociétés ayant un capital social d'au moins 1,5 millions de francs [...].

EURODICAUTOM
As to the EuroDicAutom, here are two of the results suggested, not exactly right, but which come close to a possible offering as to a trnaslation of your term - if you decide to translate it at all. It had this to say :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SCA [1]
Signification : société en commandite par actions [1]
English Term : limited partnership with a share capital

Document 4
French Term : société en commandite par actions
English Term : limited equity partnership

Strangely enough, when I asked the EuroDicAutom to come up with something for SAS, this was included as a possible suggestion :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SAS
Signification : société anonyme simplifiée
English Term : simplified joint stock company

Is the SAS in your text a hybrid between a partnership and a private limited company? I had never heard of this until your question came up. How about leaving it as it is. On the subject of animals, this is probably a rare bird indeed.

Leave it as SAS, give the full term in an apporpriate way - footnote, parentheses - and offer a short possbile translation along the lines of "very small two-person limited company with limited formalities", giving the indications as to capital if required in the context of your text.

Hope this helps,

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 02:05
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Summary of answers provided
5limited partnership
Andrew Bruch
naI guess that it is similar to LTD in English
Sophia Linton
nasimplified joint-stock company (Brit.En.) // simplified corporation (Am.En.)
Kika
nasimplified anonymous corporation
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naSAS
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasimplified private limited company
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naSAS
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

Answers


15 mins
SAS


Explanation:
Here's what the GDT has to offer - no translation offered though. Bearing in mind the definition given, it is a type of limited company, a very small-scale one at that and with extremely limited formatlities.

GRAND DICTIONNAIRE TERMINOLOGIQUE :

société par actions simplifiée n. f.

Abrév.
SAS

Contexte :

Le Conseil des ministres a adopté un projet de loi instituant la « société par actions simplifiée » (SAS). Pour en créer une, il suffira de deux actionnaires, qui définiront les conditions dans lesquelles elle sera dirigée. Les assemblées générales pourront ainsi se résumer à une conversation téléphonique ou à un échange de courrier. Toutefois, seules pourront être actionnaires d'une SAS les sociétés ayant un capital social d'au moins 1,5 millions de francs [...].

EURODICAUTOM
As to the EuroDicAutom, here are two of the results suggested, not exactly right, but which come close to a possible offering as to a trnaslation of your term - if you decide to translate it at all. It had this to say :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SCA [1]
Signification : société en commandite par actions [1]
English Term : limited partnership with a share capital

Document 4
French Term : société en commandite par actions
English Term : limited equity partnership

Strangely enough, when I asked the EuroDicAutom to come up with something for SAS, this was included as a possible suggestion :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SAS
Signification : société anonyme simplifiée
English Term : simplified joint stock company

Is the SAS in your text a hybrid between a partnership and a private limited company? I had never heard of this until your question came up. How about leaving it as it is. On the subject of animals, this is probably a rare bird indeed.

Leave it as SAS, give the full term in an apporpriate way - footnote, parentheses - and offer a short possbile translation along the lines of "very small two-person limited company with limited formalities", giving the indications as to capital if required in the context of your text.

Hope this helps,

Nikki


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 02:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4526
Grading comment
Many thanks for well-researched answer (hope the beads worked out too).
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16 mins
SAS


Explanation:
Here's what the GDT has to offer - no translation offered though. Bearing in mind the definition given, it is a type of limited company, a very small-scale one at that and with extremely limited formatlities.

GRAND DICTIONNAIRE TERMINOLOGIQUE :

société par actions simplifiée n. f.

Abrév.
SAS

Contexte :

Le Conseil des ministres a adopté un projet de loi instituant la « société par actions simplifiée » (SAS). Pour en créer une, il suffira de deux actionnaires, qui définiront les conditions dans lesquelles elle sera dirigée. Les assemblées générales pourront ainsi se résumer à une conversation téléphonique ou à un échange de courrier. Toutefois, seules pourront être actionnaires d'une SAS les sociétés ayant un capital social d'au moins 1,5 millions de francs [...].

EURODICAUTOM
As to the EuroDicAutom, here are two of the results suggested, not exactly right, but which come close to a possible offering as to a trnaslation of your term - if you decide to translate it at all. It had this to say :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SCA [1]
Signification : société en commandite par actions [1]
English Term : limited partnership with a share capital

Document 4
French Term : société en commandite par actions
English Term : limited equity partnership

Strangely enough, when I asked the EuroDicAutom to come up with something for SAS, this was included as a possible suggestion :

Document 3
French Abbreviation : SAS
Signification : société anonyme simplifiée
English Term : simplified joint stock company

Is the SAS in your text a hybrid between a partnership and a private limited company? I had never heard of this until your question came up. How about leaving it as it is. On the subject of animals, this is probably a rare bird indeed.

Leave it as SAS, give the full term in an apporpriate way - footnote, parentheses - and offer a short possbile translation along the lines of "very small two-person limited company with limited formalities", giving the indications as to capital if required in the context of your text.

Hope this helps,

Nikki


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 02:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4526

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Janet Kemp
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19 mins
simplified private limited company


Explanation:
I had meant to add this as a possible suggestion if you feel the need to translate it.

Sorry about having pressed the last one twice. My five year old came in asking me to stick some beads in her hair - not entirely conducive to great concentration!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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29 mins
simplified anonymous corporation


Explanation:
A 'Simplified Anonymous Incorporation' is a 'Société par Actions Simplifiées' (S.A.S.), une société anonyme (S.A)
avec la faculté de n'être composée que d'un seul associé ou plus. Le capital social minimum est de 250.000 FRF

S.A = 'Anonymous corporation', hence simplified anonymous corporation


Full details on S.A.S and other types of companies in France:

www.jobpratique.com/documentation/choisirsasociete118.html

Evert DELOOF-SYS
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1 hr
simplified joint-stock company (Brit.En.) // simplified corporation (Am.En.)


Explanation:
I was unable to find a definition and a translation of "Société par Actions simplifiée", too.
Therefore, what I am proposing is a literal translation.
Hope it helps!

Kika

Kika
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6 hrs
I guess that it is similar to LTD in English


Explanation:
It looks like this according to description of requirements after this term.

Sophia Linton
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limited partnership


Explanation:
The defining features are 1 or more partners with joint and several liability who are generally the managing partners, and investors with limited liability and limited involvement in the day-to-day running of the company.

http://www.vernimmen.net/html/glossaire/definition_societe_e...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_partnership

Andrew Bruch
Local time: 20:05
Native speaker of: English
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