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France is one of the largest markets in the European Union. It is one of the preferred locations of entrepreneurs to do business. In case you are planning to register your company abroad, France is a country which should be in your list. In this article we shall provide you with information on Company Registration in France.
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As stated above France is one of the largest market and precisely 2nd largest when it comes to European Union. It is also the 4th largest recipient of foreign investment in Europe. It may also be noted that the rules and regulations, rights and obligations and state aid are same for all companies in France, doesn’t matter if they are French or a foreign company.
France is a country where young people prefer to opt public sector instead of starting their own business. Therefore France is more suitable for foreign investors to make the investment and start business. The government there has realized the fact that there needs to be greater incentives to employees and encourage a vibrant economy.
As a matter of fact France is one of the friendliest countries in all of Europe to be open to foreign investors, so it may not be a bad place for an entrepreneur to kick start their business abroad.
For company registration in France, the following is the eligibility and requirements:
Before you go for company registration in France, you should be aware of the business structure in France. The following are some of the common types of Business structure in France:
Limited Liability Company is incorporated in France quite commonly. In this structure, liability is limited to only a limited number of structures. For this form of company the minimum capital requirement is 1 Euro.
Large or medium sized companies prefer this form of company. This requires more founders and it is required to have board of directors and should comply with auditing requirements. As stated above, a joint stock company requires minimum share capital of 37,000 Euros.
This form of company is similar to Joint Stock Company however it may be noted that there is no need of minimum share capital. There should be at least 2 partners and they can organize the operation of the company.
It’s a particular category of Limited Liability Company with one member. It differs in taxation aspect otherwise its very similar to Limited Liability Company.
This is formed with two associates who are held jointly or severally liable for the debts and obligations of the entity. Other forms of partnerships in France are professional partnership or professional partnership with limited liability.
The procedure of registering your company in France is specified below:
There are numerous benefits of registering your company in France. We have specified such benefits below:
One of the primary benefits of company incorporation in France is the high availability of various business forms suitable for all types of activities.
The registration process in France is real quick. The only procedure that takes time is the opening of corporate bank account.
France has one of the lowest share capital requirements in Eurpoe of 1 Euro.
From 2020, the corporate tax is set to be lower from the present 33% to 28%. France also has a low company registration fee.
Who would not be a part of the powerful economy. France is a powerful economy in the world. It provides various investment opportunities to entrepreneurs and also access to EU funds.
Around 29 leading business of the world are established in France and enjoy high success rate.
Read our article:Company Incorporation Procedure in France
Ashish M. Shaji has done his graduation in law (BA. LLB) from CCS University. He has keen interests in doing extensive research and writing on legal subjects especially on corporate law. He is a creative thinker and has a great interest in exploring legal subjects.
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