registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
3420.00 EUR 2110.00 EUR 3 31.00% 37000.00 Yes
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Company registration in France

регистрация компании во Франции

France is recognized by liberal legislation concerning registration of non-resident companies. Attracting foreign investments provides for increase in the country's GDP, so it is quite easy to register company in France.

In order to ensure that the process of establishment is carried out without mistakes and within a short time, it is necessary to be aware of the legislation of the state and the rules of filling in, as well as submitting documentation. Assistance in the indicated tasks is provided by Law & Trust International, and our lawyers guarantee full legal support for the registration procedure.

It is sufficient for the client to submit the initial package of documents, and the application form can be requested from the expert.

There are number of organizational and legal forms of company registration in France, and for each type of incorporation there are range of separate requirements, but there are criteria that uniting all forms of business in France:

  1. The amount of minimum authorized capital equals to 2000 euros, however, in practice, the amount is more by several times. On average, it is 7-8 thousand euros, of which 4-5 thousand should be paid as the initial contribution. These finances are used as means for subsequent development of the company and can be withdrawn at any time.
  2. The company in France shall have the director. Most of the companies appoint two directors at once to facilitate the interaction with governmental authorities and stabilize the level of social insurance payments.
  3. All non-residents appointed to the positions of directors are required to provide certificates from the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the absence of criminal record. The statement shall be issued not earlier than three months before the filing of the documentation package. Translation of the statement into French is necessary.
  4. If the founder establishes business in France in the form of limited liability company and is also resident of the OECD region, he does not need additional state permission due to the existence of signed agreements between the countries.

Business in France: registration algorithm

After applying for Law & Trust International, the fulfillment of most of the tasks becomes the responsibility of our lawyers, but the client is required to provide initial information and documents. The foregoing documents include:

lApplication form (the form is issued after the first free consultation by our expert);

lScans or notarized copies of passports of all founders and directors - if there is opportunity to visit our office, copying will be carried out by our lawyers;

lInvoices or receipts for payment of utility or household services for the last three months, which are required as confirmation of the applicant's registration address;

lPower of attorney for the employee of our company to collect the remaining package of documents.

In order to register company in France, it is necessary to determine its legal address, register the taxpayer's number, open the account with the local bank, and apostillize the documentation package.

The company's registration in France implies the establishment of physical office in the territory of the state, however the company can be managed remotely. The establishment of virtual office shall also be agreed with the registrar.

The interactive office includes telephone, fax and e-mail, and it should be organized by the specialists, because the management department should always be available on the server. After the commencement of the company's activities, it is necessary to order the accounting audit for successful submission of the annual reporting.

Offshore Establishment in France by Law & Trust

Our company provides the entire package of services for the registration of companies in France, so that the client does not need to look for lawyers to undergo each stage separately. The cost of services can not be calculated in advance, as it depends on the form of incorporation of the business, the type of the founder, the type of the company's activities and miscellaneous criteria.

The initial consultation will help the client to take in the situation concerning the legislation of the French jurisdiction and select the convenient form of taxation and reporting. During personal conversation, the application form is transmitted, the primary documentation is submitted, and the number of services necessary to be provided for the client is determined.

Our company is recognized by considerable experience in this sphere of activity and interaction with French registrars in particular. If it is impossible to visit the Law & Trust’s office personally, the services for client is provided remotely, and the documents are transmitted through encrypted channels with mandatory EDS certification, which guarantees confidentiality.

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General information
Square643 801.00
Population65 630 700.00
State polityRepublic
Telephone code33
Place in the world in corruption25
locationWestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
ClimateGenerally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral; avg. maximum temperature (August) +25°; avg. minimum temperature (January) 0°
Literacy rate99.00%
Ethnic groupsCeltic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities; overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian
National currencyEuro (EUR)
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita35
Official languageFrench
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciaryThe Constitutional Council, the State Council, the Supreme Court of Appeal; Court of Appeal; Tribunal small court, the Tribunal Police (Chamber of Civil Affairs and Correctional Court). In each department there is a jury trial.
Executive authorityHead of government: Prime Minister. Government: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Legislative authoritiesbicameral parliament, the Senate (348 seats), the National Assembly (577 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
Legal systemCivil Law
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Organizational and Legal FormsSOCIETE ANONYME (JOINT STOCK COMPANY) - SA, SAS (s. par actions simplifee) SOCIETE A RESPONSIBILITE LIMITEE (limited liability company) - SARL; limited liability company with a sole shareholder - EURL; Societas Europaea (SE); COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP
Indication of BPA in the namesociété anonyme or initials S.A.
Local registered agentYes
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEuro
Information about the beneficiary is disclosed37000
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency37000
The minimum amount of the issued capital37000
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalEUR 18,500 in the registration and EUR 18,500 for 5 years
Terms of capital paymentEUR 18,500 in the registration and EUR 18,500 for 5 years
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Basic corporate tax rate31.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates details28% rate applies to first EUR 500,000 of taxable income. Lower rates may apply to SMEs and new businesses. Social surcharge of 3.3% applies to corporate income tax liability exceeding EUR 763,000. After-tax income of branch also deemed to be distributed to nonresidents and subject to 30% branch tax, unless exception applies.
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors3
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryNo
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryNo
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders7
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentNo
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableNo
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)83
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study
First Class Additional Class
80.00 EUR50.00 EUR
TM Registration Request
First Class Additional Class
480.00 EUR 110.00 EUR
TM Registration Certificate
First Class Additional Class
90.00 0.00
First Class Additional Class
650.00 EUR 160.00 EUR
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
80.00 50.00 480.00 110.00 90.00 0.00 650.00 EUR 160.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

110.00 90.00 480.00 110.00 90.00 0.00 650.00 EUR 190.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark+ Logo»

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