Who we are
BridgeWest is a European Company Formation Agent based in Cyprus, created in 2008 for international clients looking to expand to the European market. We are a cost-efficient alternative to multinational consulting companies, mainly specialized in company registration in Europe and some other key jurisdictions. Our services also include assistance with issues related to commercial law, debt collection, virtual offices, or accounting services.
How can BridgeWest help you?
Here, at BridgeWest, we value our clients’ needs and we focus on the particularities of the countries where we established in. Our expertise domain is company formation – top quality service that we offer in over 40 jurisdictions throughout Europe. From 2008 until now, we constantly acquired the know-how regarding the legal processes and bureaucracy involved in opening companies, according to each country's characteristics. We understand how company formation procedures can be complicated activities, even when an entrepreneur knows what kind of company he wants to open and is informed about the specific legislation.
Growing a business should be made easy for the clients who decided to follow the strategy to expand their affairs and BridgeWest wants to make sure that setting up a company in Europe will not become a difficult process.
How does it work?
If you have a specific business request, you may contact us and we will do our best to provide a tailored solution. Your request will be handled by local professionals. For instance, should you require to set up a company in Malta, all assistance requested for company formation in Malta will be performed by Maltese lawyers, accountants or consultants and overviewed by international specialists.
No matter if you need to register a new firm in a foreign country or open a subsidiary, our professional and experienced teams will help you establish in a new location, offer you a virtual office, mail forwarding and secretarial services, dedicated phone and fax numbers. We also provide accountancy and local legal services, everything according to your needs and requirements. Most services mentioned above can either be purchased as a package or separately, according to the client’s requirements.
We guarantee to be there, as permanent consultants, through every step of your company incorporation, so you can benefit from our full assistance at any time. We will make sure every registration action is fulfilled in due time and there will be no need for you, our client, to concern about the European company formation procedures. Once the setup procedure is completed, you can start managing your business immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which are the most attractive European jurisdictions?
Bridgewest offers you all the relevant information regarding European company formation in over 40 jurisdictions, enabling you to make the right decision about the type of company you want to setup. For investors looking to expand to the European market, their choice depends on a number of factors: E.U membership, low taxes, skilled labor force, buying capacity, number of double taxation avoidance treaties. Depending on the requirements of each client, BridgeWest is able to offer advice for business start-up in any European country.
What is the first step in company registration in a foreign country?
The initial step in company incorporation in Europe is to conduct a preliminary research on the country in question, type of entity, tax matters and other such relevant aspects. Besides making sure that the respective European jurisdiction is right for the future activity of his company, a foreign investor would have to verify the amount of paid in share capital and the availability of his/her company name.
Although it is common to think that registering a European company is a bureaucratic process, this can become a hassle-free experience when working with our company formation specialists. BridgeWest can assist with all the procedures, including the full list of documents and the requirements for any European company formation.
What is the main difference between a European branch and a European subsidiary?
There are two main types of legal entities related to the mother company, namely: the subsidiary and the branch. The European subsidiary has its own legal personality and the statute of a limited liability company and where the mother company is the sole/majority shareholder. This is the most popular structure as it is easier to conduct businesses through an independent legal entity. Moreover, a subsidiary/limited liability company usually provides more credibility vis-a-vis third parties such as banks, service providers, partners, etc.
On the other hand, we have the European branch, which is an extension of the mother company with no legal personality and which is not regarded as an independent entity. Furthermore, in most jurisdictions, obligations and liabilities undertaken by the branch would be borne by the parent company; the European branch setup process is often more complex, lengthier and slightly more expensive.
No matter what your choice is, BridgeWest can assist you in opening any type of company in Europe and also offer you reliable consulting services for making the right decision.