Company Registration in Europe — Process, Requirements & How to Start
Europe is the ideal place to register a company. It has a very good reputation everywhere in the world, has strong and stable infrastructures, politics and economy, and the European Union allows for tax competition among member states, which means some European countries really have it all for your business.
In concrete words, you can incorporate a firm in a reputed jurisdiction, with an advantageous tax regimen. And all of that — online. No need to visit at any point. And as you may know, it is not difficult to open a bank account for a European company.
European jurisdictions also provide a clear and straightforward roadmap to get incorporated.
How do I get my own company in Europe?
With the help of LegalBison, with a team composed of various European nationalities, it is simple.
First, we need to assess together the best place to register for your business. Describing your business activity and expectations will let us shape your European company together.
Then, the registration process can already begin. It is simple, all you need is to provide a couple documents (some of them notarized) and deposit the share capital, for jurisdictions where a minimum share capital is required.
Your company will be ready in little time, and you are already good to go for growth. LegalBison has your back for banking, accounting and legal matters. All you have left to do is get to work.
Advantageous examples of European company set-up
The main question you ask yourself when deciding to register a legal entity in Europe is: which jurisdiction to pick? Our experts can guide you on that matter. It is first a matter of business activity, and secondly a matter of cash flows and minimizing the tax burden.
Your clientele is high net worth individuals? You may want to look into the prestige of Switzerland, Luxembourg, France or Germany. Such “high standard” countries will help in opening a prestigious bank account.
Designing a groundbreaking fintech venture? Look into company registration in Lithuania (with additional licensing). Lithuania is home of virtually every EMI on the market.
Anxious about suffering from crushing taxation? Consider company registration in Bulgaria, where the corporate taxes for company profits and for profit distribution are among the lowest in Europe.
Best company registration for one person, freelance workers and sole entrepreneurship
If you are the only people on board, and plan to stay that way, it makes sense to go for a corporate set-up that suits your needs better. It would be a terrible loss of time and money to build a heavy public company if you are just one person and intend to stay so.
Estonian company registration sorts that out pretty well. No taxes on undistributed profits, which means that all the money heard by your business, that is used for the business, will not be taxed at all.
Company registration in Estonia also has a very attractive feature for entrepreneurs of the internet-age: it can be operated totally remotely. Provided with a digital ID, you will be able to access all administration services from the internet, and to digitally sign any kind of documents from your computer.