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Company Formation in Spain


BridgeWest provides company formation in Spain. Our assistance includes:

> drafting the Articles of Association (necessary for the company incorporation in Spain);
The Articles of Association of the Spanish company can be signed through Power of Attorney (the same applies to Public Notary proceedings, a step required by the Spanish Law).

> drafting all other documents required for the incorporation of the Spanish company; The documents needed to open a company in Spain include: Specimen Signatures, Special Forms provided by the Company Registration Office in Spain, passport copies etc.

> arranging Public Notary procedures (The procedures for incorporating a company in Spain have to be done through a Spanish Public Notary);

> offering a Registered Office in Spain for your company (if required);
To open a company in Spain, a registered office is required, which may be any address where the Spanish company declares to have its headquarters. The registered office will be public.

> setting up a bank account for your Spanish company.
This refers both to an initial share capital account as well as a current bank account after the company is formed.

> recommending an accountant in Spain;
Accountancy services are recommended for any new business registration in Spain.

BridgeWest can provide assistance for the formation of the following types of companies:

> Sociedad Limitada (S.L. - Limited Liability company) This type of Spanish company can have one shareholder and one director and must maintain a local address (office) and a minimum share capital of EUR 3,000

> Sociedad Anónima (S.A. - Joint Stock company) This type of Spanish company can have one shareholder, at least one director  and must maintain a local address and a minumum share capital of 1EUR 60,101.21.

> Spanish Branch, Subsidiary or Representative Office-Any foreign company is able to set up branch entities in Spain. These can be set up as separate entities from the parent company (Spanish companies having the foreign company as shareholder) or extensions of the parent-company in Spain.

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

Please contact us for more information regarding how to open a company in Spain and prices. For company formation procedures, you may contact a local lawyer.

Articles on Company Formation in Spain

Set up a Company in Spain

    Entrepreneurs in Spain find a welcoming environment with non-discriminatory treatment towards foreign investors. Due to EU membership, foreign investors form EU member states find the process of incorporating a Spanish company much easier. Preliminary activities prior to registering ...

Types of Companies in Spain

Spain represents a viable opportunity for investors, as it has one of the most robust economies in the EU due to a strong inward investment. Also plenty of sectors are welcoming foreign investors, and the state of Spain guarantees equal and non-discriminatory treatment. Even though bureaucratic requ ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Spain

Even though many foreign entrepreneurs choose to set up limited liability or joint stock companies, this is not always the case. Some foreign investors, who wish to expand their business in other countries, choose to incorporate a branch. The state of Spain encourages foreign investment, guaranteein ...

Registro Mercantil of Spain

The Registro Mercantil Central of Spain is an official institution which allows access to company public information stored and managed by the Mercantile Provinciales, offices of the institution throughout the country. It also has manages company and legal entity registration, storing obtained infor ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Spain

      1. What is the minimum share capital for a Spanish S.L. (Limited Liability Company)?   In Spain, as in many other countries the most common form of business is the Limited Liability Company, or the SL(Sociedad Limitada). It requires less documentation then a Joint Stock C ...

Paying Taxes in Spain

1. What is the corporate tax in Spain? The standard Spanish corporate tax levied on companies activating on the country's territory is 30%. However companies with yearly sales of less than 8 million euros benefit from certain deductions and 10% tax credit can be obtained for investments and ex ...

VAT in Spain

1. What is the VAT in Spain? The VAT rate in Spain is 18% since 2010. However, reduced rates of 8% and 4% apply to certain goods and services. The purchase of newly built properties, hotels and restaurants are subject to a VAT rate of 8%, as well as health products, and entertainment. The 4% VAT rat ...

Company Law in Spain

The Commercial Code, the Corporations Law, the Limited Liability Companies Law and the Mercantile Register Regulations are the main sources for company law in Spain. Spanish corporate law was firstly modified by Law 19/1989, in order to introduce the relevant EU Directives. This legislation is refer ...

Doing Business in Spain

Country profile Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, divided into towns, provinces and autonomous communities. There are 17 autonomous communities. The Kingdom of Spain has a surface of 505,990 kilometers square. The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic and the Nor ...

Foreign Investments in Spain

General overview Spain is the world’s ninth largest economy and the seventh largest recipient in terms of foreign investments. There are more than 10,300 foreign companies that are located in Spain at the moment, developing activities in all business sectors. The Spanish government’s com ...

Why Invest in Spain

Spain provides a proper business environment, which is why it has managed to become an important recipient of foreign investments during the last years. The increase in sums and percentage of investments are due to several factors, including the stability of the Spanish economy, the friendly legisla ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (Sociedad Limitada) in Spain

Setting up a Limited Liability Company in Spain or a Sociedad Limitada (SL) is the best choice for those who are looking for flexibility, since the shareholders can define their own internal rules. Besides, it is ideal for small or medium-sized businesses. A legal advisor is usually recommended in t ...

Setting up a Joint Stock Company (Sociedad Anonima) in Spain

 A joint stock company is Spain is also known as a public limited liability company or Sociedad Anonima (SA). This kind of Spanish business is an autonomous legal entity, with its stock capable of listing at the Spanish stock exchange. Capital In order to set up a joint stock company in Spain, ...

Lawyer in Spain

A lawyer in Spain is known as an “abogado”, who practises law based on the Civil Law. There are approximately 118,000 attorneys in Spain registered with local bar associations. There are 83 local Bar Associations in Spain, represented by a central institution called “Consejo Genera ...

Spanish Public Notary

  Spanish notaries are public officials who witness, register and guarantee the legality of a document, as well as verify signatures and authenticate many types of agreements. In other words, a public notary in Spain is both an independent professional and a civil servant. The fees required for ...

Spanish Accountant

A Spanish accountant is called a Contable or an Asesor Fiscal. They are usually hored every month by companies to complete statutory declarations, pay taxes and pay social security, as well as completing the procedures of employment for new staff. There is also another type of accountant in Spain, k ...

Power of Attorney in Spain

A power of attorney in Spain can only be granted by a person with legal authority and it is compulsory that the grantor is present before a public notary. The recipient does not have to come to the public notary. The grantor of the power of attorney in Spain must also prove that he has the right to ...

Business Start-up Costs in Spain

In order to start a company in Spain, an entrepreneur needs a proper evaluation of the costs required, so that he can start the procedure with a well-defined plan. 1.    What is the minimum share capital? The minimum share capital required for a Limited Liability Company in Spain is ...

Company Liquidation in Spain

The main regulations regarding the liquidation of a Spanish company may be found in the Royal Legislative Decree 1/2010. The decision of company liquidation is taken by the General Meeting of the Shareholders and the first consequence is that the Director of the company is replaced by a liquidator ( ...

Nominee Director in Spain

Spanish limited liability companies and joint stock companies are appointing representative in order to be represented on the market and in front of third parties. When the confidentiality of the interest of the beneficial owner in that company must be protected, its name is replaced by the name of ...

Open Business in Spain
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Meet us in Madrid

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

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 Spain.