Obtaining an Investment License in Lithuania | Law&Trust International

Investment license in Lithuania

An investment company is a legal entity whose ongoing activity is to provide one or more investment services to third parties and/or to carry out one or more investment operations on a professional basis.

Modern infrastructure, low costs of doing business, the loyalty of the regulator make Lithuania an attractive jurisdiction for foreign investment entrepreneurs.

To conduct investment activities in Lithuania, as well as throughout the EU, a special permit is required. This area of ​​activity is regulated by The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Types of activities for which a license can be issued:

  • Investment advice;
  • Management of client funds;
  • Brokerage services;
  • Market-making;
  • Underwriting.

Advantages of Lithuania:

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The term for considering a license application is about 3 months.

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There is no residency requirement for the entire board of the company's directors. Only one local employee is needed.

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An option to submit documents in English is available.

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Bank of Lithuania is loyal to companies that have just received a license.

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The owners of the company can get the so-called start-up visa for an innovative project.

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Access to the entire EU market opens.

Requirements:

- One employee must be a resident of Lithuania; - the minimum authorized capital is required, the amount of which depends on the specific services for which a license is issued.

Namely:

  • Consulting services - 50,000 euros
  • Brokerage services - 50,000 euros
  • Other services without storage of funds - 50,000 euros
  • Fund management - 125,000 euros
  • Market making, placement of securities - 730,000 euros

Obtaining an investment license with a focus on doing business rather than legal issues in Lithuania is possible with the support of Law&Trust International. Our professionals will take care of all the issues necessary to obtain a license, including:

  • Registration of a company in Lithuania;
  • Assistance in the selection and hiring of employees;
  • Help with determining the necessary services in the license;
  • Preparation of a set of documents for a license;
  • Filing an application for a license and accompanying the entire review procedure before the issuance of a certificate proving the license availability.
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