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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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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 Estonia

F.A.Q.

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

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

Debt Collection in Estonia

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

Mergers and Acquisitions in Estonia

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

Due Diligence in Estonia

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

Taxation Advice and Planning in Estonia

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



Articles on Law in Estonia

Set up a company in Estonia

As a member state of the European Union, Estonia is considered to have a high income economy, being ranked as the 16th country by the Index of Economic Freedom and since the 1st of January 2012 Estonia adopted the Euro as official currency and became the 17th member of the euro area. Doing busi ...

Types of Companies in Estonia

The economy of Estonia relies in a significant way on foreign investments, and allows entrepreneurs of whatever nationality to establish Estonian limited companies or partnerships. However most of the business entities set up in Estonia are public or private limited liability companies. Open a Publ ...

The Commercial Register of Estonia

A new company in Estonia must be registered with the Commercial Register of Estonia in order to function. The institution’s main attribution is to ensure that every registered company has updated information stored in the database, to enlist every change made in the structure of a legal entity ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Estonia

There are many ways to invest in Estonia and foreign entrepreneurs usually establish subsidiaries or set up branches. If a foreign company wants to offer services in its own name in Estonia it must register as a branch with the Commercial Register. An Estonian branch is not a legal person, nor is it ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Estonia

1. What is the minimum share capital for a limited liability company in Estonia?   In order to set up a Limited Liability Company in Estonia, the minimum amount of share capital is around 2,500 EUR. Since 1 January 2011, the currency in Estonia became euro. The contribution can be paid of ...

Paying Taxes in Estonia

1. What is the corporate tax in Estonia? The tax system in Estonia does not require the payment of a corporate tax for undistributed profits, a characteristic quite unique to Estonia. The distributed profits are subject to a 21% tax rate.   2. What is the VAT in Estonia? In Estonia, ...

Company Law in Estonia

Companies in Estonia are governed by the Commercial Code, which was firstly introduced in 1995. However, it has been lately modified in order to meet the modern requirements and also to adapt to the European legislation. As a matter of fact, Estonia had an agreement with the European Union regarding ...

Setting up a Private Limited Liability Company (OÜ) in Estonia

Private limited liability companies in Estonia are known as Osaühing or OÜ. They are rather popular for foreign investors who want to set up a business in Estonia because they are less expensive and easier to run.   Capital The minimum share capital required for setting up a private l ...

Setting up a Public Limited Liability Company (AS) in Estonia

A public limited liability company in Estonia is a bit different from the private limited liability company. The main characteristic is that this type of company can list its shares with the stock exchange. This type of business is also known as Aktsiaselts or AS and it is also quite popular in Esto ...

Why Invest in Estonia

Estonia is a popular destination for foreign investors who want to set up business abroad. Many foreign companies were established in Estonia over the past decades and it is needless to say that foreign investors played an important role to the Estonian economy. Foreign companies dominate banking an ...

Company Liquidation in Estonia

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

Open a Representative Office in Estonia

BridgeWest handles opening representative offices in Estonia and in other European countries. For more information, please contact us. What are the special requirements for creating an Estonian Representative Office? To increase the presence at a global level and assist their clients who wish to do ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Estonia

The non-profit organizations based in Estonia must follow the regulations of the Non-profit Associations Act, approved in 1996 and the Foundation Act, signed in 2005. Other regulations for specific non-profit organization are stipulated in the Income Tax Act, the Value Added Tax Act, the State Fees ...

Nominee Director in Estonia

The Estonian Private Limited Company (Osaühing or OÜ) and Public Limited Company (Aktsiaselts or AS) are formed based on a set of regulations written in the articles of associations. In these articles are stipulated the name and the address of the company, the capital and the shares (usual ...

Meet us in Tallinn

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

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 Estonia.