Foreign company start-up

There are several ways in which a foreign company can branch out into Spain. The commonest legal forms are: representative office, branch office or subsidiary.

There are, however, other ways, such as distribution and cooperation agreements with Spanish companies (temporary joint ventures, economic interest groups), operating through agents, franchises, etc.

Each has its own degree of autonomy and scope of action, and requires various formalities to be dealt with before it can operate legally.

Each different legal form also has specific commercial requirements before it can be incorporated, and is subject to different tax and accounting systems and technical requirements. We will work with you to ensure that the Spanish branch of your business meets all the operational requirements and parameters both before and after start-up. Experts in each aspect of the process will advise you at each stage, from the time the decision is taken to start operations in Spain until the business is up and running.

We are experts in setting up subsidiaries, and will help you incorporate and manage your Spanish branch. We have many years experience in this field and can advise you at each stage:

  • Parent company agreement.
  • Applying for the company name in the case of a subsidiary.
  • Arranging the bank deposit.
  • Signing the instrument of incorporation and preparing the company by-laws.
  • Obtaining a provisional tax identification number (NIF).
  • Settling the capital transfer tax and stamp duty.
  • Registering the company in the company registry office.
  • Applying for the definitive tax identification number.
  • Filing the declaration with the foreign investment register.
  • Bookkeeping and filing accounts.
  • Tax and double taxation conventions.

"We can help you set up your business in Spain"

Foreign company start-up

There are several ways in which a foreign company can branch out into Spain. The commonest legal forms are: representative office, branch office or subsidiary.

There are, however, other ways, such as distribution and cooperation agreements with Spanish companies (temporary joint ventures, economic interest groups), operating through agents, franchises, etc.

Each has its own degree of autonomy and scope of action, and requires various formalities to be dealt with before it can operate legally.

También son diferentes los requisitos mercantiles para su constitución, su tratamiento fiscal, sus obligaciones contables y aspectos técnicos específicos de cada figura jurídica.

Each different legal form also has specific commercial requirements before it can be incorporated, and is subject to different tax and accounting systems and technical requirements. We will work with you to ensure that the Spanish branch of your business meets all the operational requirements and parameters both before and after start-up. Experts in each aspect of the process will advise you at each stage, from the time the decision is taken to start operations in Spain until the business is up and running.

We are experts in setting up subsidiaries, and will help you incorporate and manage your Spanish branch. We have many years experience in this field and can advise you at each stage:

  • Parent company agreement.
  • Applying for the company name in the case of a subsidiary.
  • Arranging the bank deposit.
  • Signing the instrument of incorporation and preparing the company by-laws.
  • Obtaining a provisional tax identification number (NIF).
  • Settling the capital transfer tax and stamp duty.
  • Registering the company in the company registry office.
  • Applying for the definitive tax identification number.
  • Filing the declaration with the foreign investment register.
  • Bookkeeping and filing accounts.
  • Tax and double taxation conventions.

We can help you set up your business in Spain

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