The ILS has the legal form under German law of a “gGmbH“ – a non-profit limited liability company. The sole shareholder is the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The general meeting safeguards the interests of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as the sole shareholder of the ILS gGmbH. Its duties include adopting formal resolutions on fundamental decisions, as well as overseeing the activities of the Institute’s management with regard to lawfulness, expediency and economic efficiency.