# Restructuring and bankruptcy
If your company has ended up in financial difficulties, in some cases bankruptcy proceedings are necessary. In other cases, out-of-court restructuring can be advantageous: it saves court, administrative and insolvency administrator costs, and the restructuring does not need to be made public. Here you will find government services and contacts at public authorities that can support you in your situation.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
Under certain conditions, you can view the debtors' register online in the Joint Enforcement Portal of the Federal States.
When you start a business activity, you will be given a business identification number (W-IdNr.).
If you cease or relocate a business or permanent establishment, you must inform your local tax office.
As an employer, you must register your employees for social insurance. To do this, you need a company number.