I notice that Atlassian is a proprietary limited company. How is that different than a U.S. corporation?

I always saw "Atlassian Pty Ltd." at the bottom of the Atlassian website, so I decided to look it up today and found that it stands for Atlassian Proprietary Limited, which I assume is the Australlian equivalent of a U.S. corporation. What is the difference between a Proprietary Limited Company and a U.S. corporation from Atlassian's standpoint (for those working in the U.S. or those that have to handle U.S. legal concerns for Atlassian)? Also, what are the legal complexities that Atlassian has had to hurdle by being a global business with offices around the world (i.e. with so many definitions of business and rules around business, what sort of things did Atlassian have to do to expand)?

1 answer

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.
Joe Clark Atlassian Team Oct 05, 2011

Here's the wikipedia article, but it's a bit scarce on details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_company#Proprietary_limited_or_unlimited_company

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted yesterday in Teamwork

What teamwork quotes inspire you?

Hey everyone! My name is Natalie and I'm an editor of the Atlassian Blog and I've got a question for you: What's your favorite quote about teamwork?  We've compiled a list here, along with...

30 views 3 4
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you