DENMARK

FINLAND

FRANCE

GERMANY

Main type of company forms: Iværksætterselskab (IVS), Anpartsselskab (ApS), Aktieselskab (A/S)

Most common form for international companies: Aps

Minimum capital required: 1-49 999 DKK (IVS), 50 000 DKK (ApS)

Corporate tax: 22%

Est. number of days to register an ApS: 1-2 weeks from the moment all documents are in place

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 3

National Invest Promotion Agency: Invest in Denmark

Main type of company forms: Branch office (Sivuliike), Limited company (Osakeyhtiö)

Most common form for international companies: Limited company

Minimum capital required: 2500 EUR

Corporate tax: 20%

Est. number of days to register a Limited company: 2-3 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 13

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Finpro

Main type of company forms: SARL, SAS, SA

Most common form for international companies: SAS and SARL

Minimum capital required: 1 EUR

Corporate tax: 33.33% (some exceptions)

Est. number of days to register a SAS: 2-3 weeks from the moment all documents are in place

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 31

National Invest and Trade Promotion Agency: Business France 

Main type of company forms: Zweigniederlassung, GmbH, AG

Most common form for international companies: GmbH

Minimum capital required: 12 500 EUR

Corporate tax: approx. 28 %

Est. number of days to register a GmbH: 2-3 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 20

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Germany Trade & Invest

IRELAND

ITALY

NETHERLANDS

NORWAY

Main type of company forms: Branch, Company Limited by Shares (Ltd)

Most common form for international companies: Ltd

Minimum capital required: 1 EUR

Corporate tax: 12,5%

Est. number of days to register a company: 1-2 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 17

National Invest Promotion Agency: IDA Ireland

Main type of company forms: SpA, Srl, SNC, SAS

Most common form for international companies: Srl

Minimum capital required: 10.000 EUR

Corporate tax: IRES 24% / IRAP 4,83%

Est. number of days to register a company: 2-3 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 46

National Investment Promotion Agency: Invitalia

Main type of company forms: Besloten Vennootschap (BV) or limited liability private company, Vereniging or association, Stichting or foundation

Most common form for international companies: BV

Minimum capital required: 0 EUR

Corporate tax: 25 % (20 % up to 200,000 EUR)

Est. number of days to register a BV: 1-2 weeks from the moment that all documents are in place

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”32

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Holland Trade & Invest

Main type of company forms: NUF (Norskregistrert Utenlandsk Foretak), AS (Aksjeselskap)

Most common form for international companies: AS

Minimum capital required: 30 000 NOK

Corporate tax: 27%

Est. number of days to register an AS: 1-2 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 8

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Innovation Norway

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

Main type of company forms: Private limited liability companies (Sociedade por Quotas, LDA),
Public limited companies (Sociedade Anónima SA Corporation), Limited co-partnership companies (Sociedade em Comandita, SC) and General partnership companies (Sociedade em Nome Collectivo, SNC)
Most common form for international companies: Private limited liability (LDA)

Minimum capital required: 1 EUR

Corporate tax: 21% plus municipal surtax up to 1.5% (depending on the municipality of the activities) and State surtax 3% – 7% depending on profit level

Est. number of days to register an LDA: 1-2 weeks from the moment all documents are in place

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 29

National Invest Promotion Agency: AICEP – Invest in Portugal

Main type of company forms: S.L, S.A

Most common form for international companies: S.L

Minimum capital required: 3000 EUR

Corporate tax: 25%

Est. number of days to register an SL: 2-3 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 28

National Trade and Investment Promotion Agency: ICEX

 

Main type of company forms: Limited Aktiebolag (AB), Private company

Most common form for international companies: AB

Minimum capital required: 50 000 SEK for AB (equiv. 5000 EUR)

Corporate tax: 22%

Est. number of days to register an AB: Approx. 2 weeks

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 10

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Business Sweden

Main type of company forms: Sole Enterprise, LLC (GmbH), Ltd (AG), Limited Partnership

Most common form for international companies: LLC and Ltd

Minimum capital required: 20’000 CHF or 100’000 CHF

Corporate tax: 17.77 %

Est. number of days to register a Limited company: 2-3 weeks from the point when we have collected all documents

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 33

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)

UNITED KINGDOM

NEW ZEALAND

Main type of company forms: Limited company, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Community Interest Company (CIC), Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), Community Benefit Society (BenCom), Co-operative Society (Co-op), Financial mutuals

Most common form for international companies: Limited company

Minimum capital required: £1

Corporate tax: 19%

Est. number of days to register a Limited company: 1 day

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 7

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: UK Trade & Invest

Main type of company forms: Limited Liability Company (LTD) 

Most common form for international companies: LTD

Minimum capital required: 0 EUR

Corporate tax: 28%

Est. number of days to register a Limited company: 1-2 weeks from the moment all documents are in place.

World Bank “Doing Business Ranking”: 1

National Trade and Invest Promotion Agency: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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