Austria Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Lawyers in Austria


BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in Austria through our affiliated Austrian lawyers and Law Firms in Wien and other major cities in Austria. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of Austrian Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Austrian Real Estate Law and certain areas of Intellectual Property Law (such as Trademark Registration for instance).

You can find some of our main areas of expertise below:

Company Formation in Austria

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in Austria in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both Austrian Limited  Liability or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in Austria

BridgeWest provides legal assistance for the recuperation of debts from Austrian companies through pre-trial proceedings (official notifications to the debtor, negotiations etc.) as well as trial representation.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Austria

Mergers and Acquisitions as well other corporate restructuring on the Austrian market.

Due Diligence in Austria

This refers to both corporate due diligence (performing certain verifications of Austrian partners for instance) as well as real estate due diligence (offering a verification of a real estate property to be purchased in Austria).

Taxation Advice and Planning in Austria

Advice on any Austrian tax and taxation methods, planning for the minimization of taxes, taxes involved with ownership and transfer of real estate.

BridgeWest offers Company Registration in Austria

Articles on Law in Austria

Types of Austrian Companies

There are various forms of business entities in Austria, and all of them must be registered with the Austrian Trade Register, in order to function. Setting up an Austrian company is fairly easy, mostly for the limited liability company, which is the most common company type in Austria, and the vario ...

Set up an Austrian Company

Austrian law welcomes foreign entrepreneurs to start their business here, having similar rules as for Austrian entrepreneurs. The most common forms of business are the Austrian limited liability company and the Austrian joint stock corporation, which must be registered with the local court (Handelsg ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Austria

There are many business types that may be set up by foreign and Austrian entrepreneurs, each having advantages and disadvantages. Most of the companies are required to register with the Austrian Commercial Register. A foreign company, wishing to extend its activities may open a branch in Austria, en ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Austria

  1. What is the minimum share capital of an Austrian GmbH (Limited Liability Company)? Entrepreneurs who wish to incorporate a Limited Liability Company in Austria must provide a minimum capital of 35.000 EUR. However in order to commence the registration procedure only half of the ...

Shelf Company in Austria

Investing in Austria can be done by setting up a brand new company from scratch, or by purchasing a shelf company. A shelf company is a business entity with no activity, that has been collecting age, a factor that determines its price. The longest a company has been "on the shelf" the more ...

Paying Taxes in Austria

1. What is the corporate tax in Austria? The headline rate of the corporate tax in Austria is of 25% and it is payable within one month after receiving the tax assessments, issued in few weeks after filling the tax return. In general, companies have to file the corporate income tax&n ...

Company Law in Austria

When it comes to establishing a company in Austria, the main laws that regulates the procedure and the running of the business are the Austrian Commercial Code, the Austrian Trade Law 1994, the New Companies Promotion Act, the Commercial Register Act and the Federal Law on Special Assistance for Sma ...

Why Invest in Austria

Austria is a profitable choice for foreign investors. Entrepreneurs from all over the world choose to set up a business in Austria for different reasons. Its favourable location gives access to Eastern Europe markets. Besides, establishing a company in Austria is an attractive way of development and ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) in Austria

A Limited Liability Company in Austria is known as a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung or GmbH and it is the most popular option for foreign companies set up in Austria, because it is easy and simple to establish and run. High net-worth entrepreneurs who want to invest in Austria found the ...

Lawyer in Austria

Any lawyer in Austria must be a member in the Austrian Bar Association. The Bar Association also supervises disciplinary issues. The compensation of an attorney in Austria is determined according to the Lawyers’ Tariffs Act, but lawyers in Austria may as well be free to set their fees. Austria ...

Austrian Public Notary

  A public notary in Austria mainly deals with legalization and authentication of documents. The fee for a public notary in Austria is determined according to the Notarial Tariff Act. The Federal Minster of Justice decides upon the number of notarial positions and locations of offices. The Fede ...

Company Liquidation in Austria

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Austria . 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 ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Austria

The Austrian legislation defines two types of foundations in Austria: the federal foundation (or regular foundations) and the private foundation. The laws which govern these entities are the Private Foundation Act-Privatstiftungsgesetz (PSG) 1993 and the law for federal foundations and funds of 1974 ...

Nominee Director in Austria

In Austria, the main economic entities, the limited liability companies(GesellschaftmitbeschränkterHaftung-GMBH) and the joint stock companies(Aktiengesellschaft -AG) can be represented in front of third parties and public and administrated by the nominee directors, persons appointed by th ...

Meet us in Vienna

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

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 Austria.