Entrepreneurs are increasingly thinking about starting a business abroad. Some businessmen decide to do this based on the economic situation in the country, others want to change their place of residence, and the rest may be attracted by some particular country.

In this article, you will learn all the information about registering a business abroad, the pitfalls and opportunities for doing business.

Registration of a business or company is usually a procedure where an economic entity is treated as a separate legal entity in the eyes of the law of a particular state.

If you form a limited liability company, otherwise a Limited Liability Company - LLC or a corporation, then the same basis is provided for this company, and it can operate within these rights in the same way as an individual citizen.

There are many privileges of official registration of your company. What are the benefits? For example, such as:

  • initiate lawsuits (as individuals);
  • protect the personal property of its shareholder from seizure in the event of a lawsuit;
  • acquire personal assets;
  • exist regardless of the location of its shareholders.

In other words, registering your company in Europe or other countries as an LLC or corporation means that you will not be the only one liable if the company suffers any losses. You will be responsible only for the money invested in this business, and not for all investments or loans that your project will attract.

What is the best country for business? Where is the easiest place to do business?

We suggest that you consider some important and key points that should be considered when deciding to register a company, which will undoubtedly make your choice easier in the future.

1. Tax implications and treaties. .

In this case, pay attention to the following points:

  • tax incentives for the return of investments as a founder, as well as when your company enters the markets of other countries in the future;
  • income tax liabilities after you have registered the company;
  • capital gains liabilities;
  • consider whether your tax laws have a negative impact on the prospect of attracting potential investors to your business project

2. Investors.

One of the key reasons for choosing a foreign country to register and grow your firm is that investors are looking to optimize their tax implications. Certain company governance structures should be applied depending on where exactly you are opening a new company and what opinion investors may have about it. There are other issues in the final legal documents of various countries that investors prefer to consider in their home jurisdiction, rather than in new ones with which they are less familiar.

They may prefer to register a new company in some third country where there are tax benefits they can understand that they can receive additionally as part of an investment in your business. In addition to this, the management of the company may depend on which country you are a resident of as the founder of a new project.

3. Residence.

Some regions and countries, such as Europe, may have citizenship requirements for company founders, while others do not. Keep this in mind, especially if you do not have the appropriate immigration status or it is difficult to obtain it, and you need to register a company now.

4 . Paperwork.

Paperwork is one of the main problems when deciding on the registration of a foreign company. Here it is important to take into account all the need and intervals for tax and administrative reporting, as well as other requirements that accompany any business process, including opening a company.

5 . Human Resources.

If there is an urgent need, it may be difficult for some of your employees to quickly move indefinitely to some countries. Attracting local employees to a newly registered company can also be a problem due to lack of human capital or the cost of hiring and retaining specialists in your project.

There may also be legal restrictions on how you can hire and fire employees in your company, which can affect how you promote or demote employees in your firm, say in Europe.

6 . Control.

Corporate governance requirements tend to vary from country to country. Since you will have to comply with some of these requirements after registering a company, you should read these rules before making a final decision on where it is easiest to do business.

7. Mergers and acquisitions.

With the successful development of your business, there will surely come a moment, and maybe more than once, when your company must be completely or partially sold, reorganized, merged? It is even possible that its shares are listed on the stock exchange. In these cases, the company will have to go through the processes of mergers and acquisitions according to the rules established in Europe or other countries.

In some countries in Europe and beyond, these processes for companies are transparent, direct and simple, and potential buyers or sellers can easily understand, start and finish quickly. In countries with less developed corporate laws, however, such processes may be less well known and, therefore, may cause delays, complications and ambiguous future scenarios.

The exact data on the cost and time of registering a company in a particular country depends on the city, state or province in which you want to open your business and start your activities.

We hope that we have given you specific recommendations and ideas on what you should pay attention to in order to understand how to organize the process of registering a company abroad. It is very important to take the time to carefully study all the countries and options, find out what you want and what exactly is needed for the successful development of your particular business.

In any case, if you are a successful entrepreneur in your home country, then business abroad is always a new stage of development. For example, it is much easier to open a business in Australia and Italy than in Canada. Choose a few ideas to start your business, and choose the country in which you are going to implement them. If everything is organized correctly, then the profit will be in the first 2 months.

Our team of highly qualified specialists is always ready to accompany you from the beginning to the end of the launch of your business. Our experts will tell you in detail about all the documents required to open a business, whether it is necessary to obtain permission and in what form, in what time frame it is necessary to open a business, and what taxation system.

We will help to draw up all the documents correctly and conclude contracts with contractors. The lawyers of our company have registered more than one hundred companies in different parts of the world, they know all the subtleties and possible “pitfalls” when registering companies in the jurisdiction you need. Turning to us, you will save your time and money.