Montenegro Company Formation

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Company Formation Montenegro


BridgeWest provides company formation services in Montenegro. Our assistance includes:

-     - drawing up the articles of association that can be signed through power of attorney (Montenegrin laws require power of attorney for any public notary proceedings);

-       - drawing up documents for company incorporation in Montenegro: specimen signatures, identification papers copies, application form required by the Montenegrin Company Registration Office;

-       -  arranging public notary proceedings (all procedures for company incorporation are done in front of a Montenegrin public notary);

-     -  providing a registered office in Montenegro on demand; the registered office serves as headquarters for the company in Montenegro and it will be made public;

-     -   setting up a bank account for the company in Montenegro; BridgeWest will help in setting up the share capital bank account, as well as a current bank account once the company is incorporated;

-     -   recommending a Montenegrin accountant, as accounting services are needed for new businesses in Montenegro.

Types of companies in Montenegro

- Montenegrin limited liability companyThe Montenegrin limited company is the most common type of company because it only requires a shareholder and a director, but a board of directors can also be established; the shareholders can be an individual or a legal entity. There is no minimum share capital for a limited company in Montenegro, but a bank account must be opened in order to register the company. Shareholders are held accountable for the company’s obligations and debts to the extent of their share contribution.

- Montenegrin joint stock company – The Montenegrin joint stock company requires a minimum share capital of 25,000 EUR that must be paid up before the incorporation. It requires a minimum of two shareholders that can be individuals or legal entities. The shareholders will be held liable to the extent of their participation for the company’s debts and obligations.

- Montenegrin Branch, Subsidiary or Representative Office - Foreign companies are allowed to set up separate enterprises from the parent company, where the foreign company will be a shareholder in a Montenegrin company. Foreign companies can also open extensions of the parent company in Montenegro.

Taxation in Montenegro

The corporate tax in Montenegro is 9%.

The standard VAT rate in Montenegro is 19%, but reduced rates of 7% and 0% apply to certain products.

The withholding taxes on dividends, royalties and interests in Montenegro are 9%, unless reductions are applied due to double taxation agreements.

BridgeWest is also able to offer ready-made Montenegrin companies and VAT registration. 

Please contact us for more information regarding how to start a company in Montenegro.



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Set up Company in Montenegro

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Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Montenegro

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Guide to Company Incorporation in Montenegro

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Paying Taxes in Montenegro

1. What is the corporate tax in Montenegro? The flat corporate tax rate for a company that is registered in Montenegro is 9%, one of the lowest rates in Europe.     2. What is the VAT in Montenegro? The standard VAT rate in Montenegro is 17%, with a reduced rate of 7% ...

VAT in Montenegro

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Company Liquidation in Montenegro

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Register a Non Profit Organization in Montenegro

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Nominee Director in Montenegro

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Set up a company in Montenegro

The economy of Montenegro is mostly service-based, with more than 70% of the GDP, and tourism is an important contributor to Montenegrin economy, being considered the main pillar of the future growth, facts that make Montenegro an interesting place to develop a business for both domestic and foreign ...

Open Business in Montenegro
We guarantee a cost-efficient solution for full company setup, bank account and VAT registration

Meet us in Podgorica

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Podgorica, Montenegro. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Montenegro.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Montenegro.