Sweden Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



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Company Formation in Sweden


BridgeWest provides company formation in Sweden. Our assistance includes:

> drafting the Articles of Association (necessary for the company incorporation in Sweden);
The Articles of Association of the Swedish company cannot  be signed through Power of Attorney (the same applies to Public Notary proceedings, a step required by the Swedish Law). The customer needs to deposit the charter capital personally, therefore prior to the company incorporation.

> drafting all other documents required for the incorporation of the Swedish company; These documents include: Specimen Signatures, Special Forms provided by the Company Registration Office in Sweden, passport copies etc.

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

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

> setting up a bank account for your Swedish company.
This refers both to an initial share capital account needed to open a company in Sweden ,as well as a current bank account after the company is formed.

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

Please consider the fact that if the company has no authorized representative resident in Sweden, the board of directors must authorize a person resident in Sweden to receive service of process on behalf of the company.

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

Aktiebolag (A.B. - Limited Liability company) This type of Swedish company can have one shareholder and one director and must maintain a local address (office) and a minimum share capital of 50.000 SEK (approximately 5.500 EUR).

Aktiebolag (A.B. - Joint Stock company)
This type of Swedish company can have one shareholder and one director and must maintain a local address (office) and a minimum share capital of 500,000 SEK (around 55,000 EUR).

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

In Sweden, the majority of foreign investors choose to purchase a ready-made company, since setting up a new company by a foreign citizen is a lengthy process, which may span over two months.

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

Please contact us for more information reagarding how to open a company in Sweden and prices.

Articles on Company Formation in Sweden

Types of Swedish Companies

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The Swedish Companies Registration Office

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Set up a Swedish company

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Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Sweden

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Guide to Company Incorporation in Sweden

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Shelf Company in Sweden

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Paying Taxes in Sweden

1. What is the corporate tax in Sweden? Companies and individual entrepreneurs in Sweden pay a corporate tax based on their annual income of 26.3%.     2. What is the VAT in Sweden? The basic VAT applied in Sweden is 25%. However a reduced rate of 12% applies in certain co ...

VAT in Sweden

1. What is the VAT in Sweden? The standard VAT rate applied in Sweden is 25%. However, a reduced rate of 12% applies in certain conditions. Foodstuffs and accommodation benefit from this reduced rate. An even lower VAT rate of 6% applies for transportations, newspapers and magazines or cultural even ...

Company Law in Sweden

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Doing Business in Sweden

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Why Invest in Sweden

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Foreign Investments in Sweden

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Setting up a Limited Liability Company (Aktiebolag) in Sweden

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Setting up a Joint Stock Company (Publikt Aktiebolag) in Sweden

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Lawyer in Sweden

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Swedish Public Notary

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Swedish Accountant

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Power of Attorney in Sweden

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Business Start-up Costs in Sweden

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Company Liquidation in Sweden

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Register a Non Profit Organization in Sweden

The Swedish non-profit organizations may be described as entities established for the purpose of a social nature, not allowed to distribute the profit resulted as action to its economic activities to its founder, members or contributors. The main law which is regulating this type of entities is the ...

Nominee Director in Sweden

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Open Business in Sweden
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Meet us in Stockholm

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

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 Sweden.