Serbia Company Formation

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Company Formation in Serbia


BridgeWest provides company formation in Serbia. Our assistance includes:

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

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

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

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

> setting up a bank account for your Serbian 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 Serbia;
Accountancy services are recommended for any new business registration in Serbia.

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

> Serbian Joint Stock Company (a.d.)
A joint stock company in Serbia is founded by one or more legal or physical persons known as shareholders, having a joint purpose of developing business at a large scale. The initial capital of a company opened in Serbia is determined by shares that can be monetary or non-monetary. The Serbian Joint Stock Company is fully liable for with its entire property for its obligations and debts.

> Serbian Limited Liability Company (d.o.o.)
A Serbian Limited Liability Company is founded by a minimum of one natural or legal person, and a maximum of 50, who work together under the same name for the same purpose, of growing their business. A LLC must submit a minimum of 500 EUR required capital and at least half of that must be paid prior to registration. The shareholders are liable to the company's obligations, only to the extent of their contributions, which can take any form, except physical labor. The shares can be transferred freely among shareholders.

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

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

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

Articles on Company Formation in Serbia

Types of Serbian Companies

According to Serbian law the same regulations for company establishment apply to foreign and Serbian entrepreneurs. One can chose between the four main types of companies, Joint Stock Company (a.d.), Limited Liability Company (d.o.o.), Limited Partnership (k.d.), and General Partnership (o.d.), havi ...

Setting up a Serbian Company

In Serbia the most efficient form of business is the limited liability company, due to a rather simple formation process, followed by the Serbian joint stock company, which has the same formation process, but is designated for undertaking business at a larger scale, therefore the needed documentatio ...

Set up a Company in Serbia

Serbia’s favorable geographical position, linking Europe and Asia, its macroeconomic stability materialized in limited inflation and steady growth of GDP and a low corporate tax make Serbia an interesting place to invest, attracting national entrepreneurs as well as foreign ones to set up a co ...

The Serbian Business Registration Agency

The Serbian Business Registration Agency is founded under the Business Registers Agency Law. It is an institution that finances itself providing services in exchange for fees, and does not function with the help of the budget of the Republic of Serbia. The Trade Register in Serbia is managed by a Bo ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Serbia

Entrepreneurs who wish to expand their business in Serbia may do so by setting up a branch. The process of opening a branch in Serbia does not differ much from setting up a regular company. However the entity itself is not considered a separate legal entity, being a representative of the foreign par ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Serbia

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Serbian Limited Liability Company (d.o.o.)? The minimum capital requirement for a Serbian Limited Liability Company is 500 EUR. Shares can be pecuniary contributions and any other kind, including work and services. 2. What is the minimum share capital for ...

Paying Taxes in Serbia

1. What is the corporate tax rate in Serbia? The corporate tax rate in Serbia is among the lowest rates in Europe, with only 10% and may be credited or exempt by various treaties signed by Serbia all over the years.   2. What is the VAT in Serbia? In Serbia, the standard VAT rat ...

VAT in Serbia

1. What is the VAT in Serbia? The VAT law in Serbia dates from 2005. The standard VAT rate that applies in Serbia is 18% for a wide range of goods and services. A reduced VAT rate of 8% is levied on certain services and goods, such as food, textbooks, medicines, accommodation, firewood, natural gas ...

Company Liquidation in Serbia

BridgeWest handles company liquidation in Serbia. For more information, please contact us. The Law on Business Companies is regulating the main steps that must be followed by a company that decides that the liquidation is the necessary. Only a company with sufficient assets to pay its debts may ...

Open a Representative Office in Serbia

Are there any special requirements for creating a Serbian Representative Office? The representative offices are not considered a legal entity and the only actions that can be performed by it are: marketing research, promotional actions for the foreign company, financial and banking surveys, providi ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Serbia

The major forms of Serbian non-profit organizations may be divided into foundations, which are non-profit organization without membership and associations which are created with membership. The Serbian foundations are legal entities without membership constituted by funds used for achieving non-pro ...

Nominee Director in Serbia

 The Serbian joint stock company (akciová spolo?nos?) or limited liability company (spolo?nos? s ru?ením obmedzenýmare) are based on a set of regulations stipulated in the articles of associations. In these articles are mentioned the names and the addresses of the company, ...

Open Business in Serbia

Meet us in Belgrade

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

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 Serbia.