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Business In EU

How to establish a company in countries of EU? How to start business activity in European Union?

All the EU-citizens may run business activity freely within borders of European Union. The only limitation is connected with labour market, because some countries of so called “Old Union” have introduced transitional periods, during which the citizens of “New Union” may be employed only with special permits. But one can omit those rules by establishing own company.

Each member country has own rules and laws. Everything differs: clerks references, place and method of company’s registration, start-up capital, social insurance and tax systems.

When establishing a company in EU an entrepreneur must start with obtaining a stay permit in the particular country. To travel through a country one needs only an ID, but to stay longer than for three months, there is a necessity to register in the city council (municipality).

Only then one can start registration of business activity. To help you we have created a guide through legal systems of EU member countries, which is presented here.

The information contained on this page to see how to start a company in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Establishment of offshore companies

Before establishing a company abroad, we must decide what kind of company it will be. We can choose an IBC (International Business Company) which is not a tax resident of the country in which it has its registered office. We can create an LLC company that will be a tax resident in the country of residence and who pays taxes on its income in that country.

We often meet companies referred to as "offshore companies". We usually deal with this type of companies when we set up a company in a country counted among tax havens. Offshore companies have such a legal structure that gives investors a lot of tax benefits, a high level of confidentiality and a flexible form of running the company's operations.

Offshore companies provide anonymity, asset protection and tax optimization. In addition, all obligations to state authorities have been kept to a minimum. Companies in different destinations can be:
- completely exempt from income tax,
- they are not required to keep accounting books,
- they are not obliged to submit financial statements,
- they have the option of appointing legal persons to the board,
- shareholder and management data are not disclosed in public registers

Persons interested in establishing their company abroad must take into account international legal regulations and national regulations relating to investing and conducting business abroad.

Below we present the most interesting jurisdictions of offshore companies. An article describing the advantages of companies and the requirements to be met is available for each country. Click one of the links below to learn more about the selected jurisdiction of offshore companies. We describe many of the best jurisdictions in terms of: privacy protection, asset protection and tax benefits.

Companies in Albania

Companies in Andorra

Anguilla IBC

Antigua & Barbuda IBC

Companies in Aruba

Bahamas IBC

Companies in Bahrain

Company formtaion in Barbados

Belize IBC

Company registration in Bermuda

Companies in Belarus

Companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

LLC company from the British Virgin Islands

Companies in Curacao

Delaware LLC formation

Dominica IBC formation

Offshore company in Gibraltar

Grenada offshore companies

Guernsey offshore companies

Companies in Hongkong

Companies in Iceland

Companies in Montenegro

Company formation Poland, investing in land in Poland