Ukraine Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



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Company Formation in Ukraine


BridgeWest provides company formation in Ukraine. Our assistance includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

> Ukrainian Limited Liability Company
The Ukrainian Limited Liability company is the most common form of business organization established by entrepreneurs. It can be established by at least one person. The partners of such a company do not own shares, unlike the traditional Limited Liability company, but have a percentage of the company's capital that is specified in the charter of the firm. The members are able to transfer their participation to third parties, only with full consent of other members. If the company has more than one shareholder, board and shareholder meetings are required. The members of a Ukrainian Limited Liability company are liable to the company's name and obligations only to the extent of their contributions, as the entity's name suggests.

> Ukrainian Open Joint Stock Company
An Open Joint Stock company may be established by two or more natural persons or legal entities becoming partners that can be residents or not. The share capital of a Ukrainian Joint Stock company is divided into shares of equal nominal value, and the liability of the members is limited to individual investment. The shares of an Open Joint Stock company may be offered to the public, can be transferred freely and can ultimately be traded on a stock exchange.

> Ukrainian Branch, Subsidiary or Representative Office-Any foreign company is able to set up branch entities in Ukraine. These can be set up as separate
entities from the parent company (Ukrainian companies having the foreign company as shareholder) or extensions of the parent-company in Ukraine.
A branch office is considered by the Ukrainian tax department to have the same status as any Ukrainian resident tax-paying company.

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

Please contact us for more information regarding how to open a company in Ukraine and prices.

Articles on Company Formation in Ukraine

Types of companies in Ukraine

Ukrainian legislation encourages foreign investment offering great incentives, despite a rather unstable economy, due to the economic situation throughout the world. There are many reasons for thinking about the possibility of setting up a Ukrainian company, beginning with a favorable environment an ...

Set up a Company in Ukraine

The state of Ukraine offers plenty incentives for traders who wish to incorporate business here. Advantages like a well instructed workforce and low taxes should convince entrepreneurs to take a chance and establish business in Ukraine. The process of incorporation may seem complex, but it's straig ...

State Registrar of Ukraine

The State Registrar of Ukraine functions through a state institution, an agency for registration. The institution was established in 1998 and has the purpose to store and provide information on various commercial or other companies and legal entities. The main activities of the agency include creat ...

Open Representative Office or Subsidiary in Ukraine

There are many ways to invest in Ukraine including setting up a company, or a branch of a foreign company. There is no good or bad solution for a company type, but mostly there are better suited companies for different needs. A Ukrainian branch may represent a perfect solution for entrepreneurs wish ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Ukraine

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Ukrainian TOB (Limited Liability Company)? In Ukraine the Limited Liability Company is the most common business form used, mostly due to the low incorporation fees and straight-forward procedures. The minimum capital required for such a company is the equiv ...

Paying Taxes in Ukraine

1. What is the corporate tax in Ukraine? In 2011, the standard corporate tax rate in Ukraine is 21%, but it will be reduced to 19% in 2013 and 16% in 2014. The incomes from private life insurance and pension insurance are exempt from paying corporate tax.   2. What is the VAT in Ukra ...

VAT in Ukraine

 1. What is the VAT in Ukraine? VAT was introduced in Ukraine in 1993 and on 1st January 2011 it began to be administered by the Ukrainian State Tax Administration. The standard VAT rate in Ukraine is 20%. However, this rate is expected to become lower in 2014. Exports are zero-rated in Ukraine ...

Company Liquidation in Ukraine

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Ukraine . Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, dealing with the Court, closing the company's bank account or any ...

Open a Representative Office in Ukraine

 Are there any special requirements for creating a Ukrainian Representative Office? The representative offices opened in Ukraine are considered non legal entities, parts of the foreign companies. There are two types of representative offices in Ukraine: allowed to conduct business (called perm ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Ukraine

The main forms of non-profit organizations in Ukraine are the charitable organizations (member charitable organization, benevolent foundation, charitable institution and other charitable organizations) and citizens’ associations (civil organizations, trade unions, political parties, voluntary ...

Nominee Director in Ukraine

 At the incorporation of a new Ukrainian company, the name of the nominee director must be stated along with other relevant information regarding the company. In certain cases, the beneficial owner wish to keep his identity hidden from third parties so it’s necessary to mention another pa ...

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

Meet us in Lviv

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers and accountants in Kiev. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Ukraine.

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 Ukraine.