Croatia 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 Croatia


BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in Croatia through our affiliated Croatian lawyers and Law Firms in Zagreb and other major cities in Croatia. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of Croatian Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Croatian 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 Croatia

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

Debt Collection in Croatia

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

Mergers and Acquisitions in Croatia

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

Due Diligence in Croatia

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

Taxation Advice and Planning in Croatia

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

BridgeWest offers company registration in Croatia, including virtual office and other related services.

Articles on Law in Croatia

Set up a Company in Croatia

Croatia is an attractive country for investors, successfully paving its way to the European Union. Doing business in Croatia offers plenty opportunities, as the country has an increasingly powerful economy, based on a high level of professionalism and geographical and geopolitical advantages. Foreig ...

Types of Companies in Croatia

Croatia offers a friendly and welcoming environment for foreign investors, mainly due to the favorable foreign investment policy. Investors in Croatia find a prosperous economy, offering them plenty opportunities for success in many domains. Even though there are many business entities available, fo ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Croatia

Foreign entrepreneurs who wish to invest in Croatia may choose from a number of business forms, including setting up a company or a branch of a foreign company. The incorporation process is straightforward and foreign entrepreneurs are welcome in Croatia. A Croat branch is not a separate legal entit ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Croatia

  1. What is the minimum share capital of a Croatian Limited Liability Company? Limited Liability Companies are the most common form of business in Croatia due to the straight-forward incorporation process and low initial capital required, which is 20.000 HRK. 2. What is the minimum share capit ...

Paying Taxes in Croatia

1. What is the corporate tax in Croatia? The corporate income tax rate for legal entities that are registered in Croatia is 20%.   2. What is the VAT in Croatia? The standard VAT rate in Croatia is 25% but certain exception are valid, such as the taxation with 10% of the ch ...

Company Law in Croatia

The Company law in Croatia is based in German and Austrian law and was adopted in November 1993. It is considered that the company law in Croatia is flexible for all sizes of a business. The Companies’ Act in Croatia regulates the formation of a company in Croatia. The basic rules on structure ...

Lawyer in Croatia

The legal profession has quite a long tradition in Croatia, dating from the 1200s. There are almost 4,000 lawyers practicing in Croatia and most of them are in the capital city of Zagreb. Foreign law companies are not allowed to be set up in Croatia. The Attorney’s Code of Ethics regulates the ...

Company Liquidation in Croatia

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Croatia. Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, applying specific documents at the bankruptcy tribunal, closing the com ...

Open a Representative Office in Croatia

Are there any special requirements for creating a Croatian Representative Office? A representative office is not considered a legal entity in Croatia. The regulation of the Decree on Conditions for Establishment and Operation of Foreign Representative Offices must be respected before registering a r ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Croatia

The three forms of non profit organization that can be established in Croatia are the foundations, the associations and the funds. These are regulated by the “Law on Associations” and the “Law on Foundations and Funds”, stated in the Croatian Official Gazette. An association ...

Meet us in Zagreb

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

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 Croatia.