Finland 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 Finland


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

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

Debt Collection in Finland

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

Mergers and Acquisitions in Finland

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

Due Diligence in Finland

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

Taxation Advice and Planning in Finland

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

Articles on Law in Finland

Types of Finnish Companies

Finland allows various forms of business types, regulated by the Companies Act. In many ways, setting up a company in Finland does not differ from setting it up anywhere else in Europe. The process is quite simple, and resembles with other countries, and the forms of business entities are not very d ...

Set up a Finnish company

Finland is a fruitful place to develop a business, having a highly industrialized mixed economy and a simple process for setting up a new company, procedure accomplished by following few steps. In Finland the two most popular company types are the private and public limited company.   Prelimina ...

Board of Patents and Registration of Finland

The Finnish Trade Register is included in the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland under the Trade Register Act (Kaupparekisterilaki 129/1979). It is a public institution that contains information on merchants, traders and businesses. Its main purpose is to serve and supervise the b ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Finland

The state of Finland offers great incentives for foreign investment and also it represents a country full of opportunities for entrepreneurs in many sectors. Engaging in commercial activities can be done through establishment of a brand new Finish company, or by setting up a company branch in Finlan ...

Shelf Company in Finland

There are various ways to invest in Finland, a country that offers plenty incentives with a permanently developing economy. Entrepreneurs can start a new business on the territory of Finland by setting up a business. Even though the procedure is not very common, an investor may choose to buy a Finni ...

Paying Taxes in Finland

1. What is the corporate tax in Finland? Companies that are set up in Finland have to subdue to a corporate tax rate of 24.5%. All companies that are resident in Finland have to pay the corporate tax for the worldwide income, while those that are not Finnish residents must pay only for th ...

Why Invest in Finland

Foreign investors are attracted to Finland as a destination for setting up a new business. The reasons include the location, the infrastructure and reduced rate of corruption. It is no wonder why Finland is situated in high positions in different international ratings for economic stability. The min ...

Lawyer in Finland

The legal profession in Finland falls under the Advocates Act 1958/496. A lawyer in Finland must observe the Rules of Proper Professional Conduct for Advocates. Legal practitioners in Finland can be either members of the Finnish Bar Association or non-members, but only those who are registered with ...

Finnish Public Notary

The profession of public notary in Finland is regulated by law. A public notary in Finland can only be employed by local register offices or jurisdictional district offices. A public notary in Finland is a state official. Finnish public notaries do not fulfill this position full-time. Many public no ...

Company Liquidation in Finland

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Finland. 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 other ...

Open a Representative Office in Finland

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

Register a Non Profit Organization in Finland

The Finish associations, forms of non-profit organizations, are regulated by the Finnish Associations Act. According to it, the associations must be registered in the Finnish Register of Associations before starting any activities. This way, the members of the association are not liable for its acti ...

Nominee Director in Finland

 A nominee director is a term used in order to appoint a person which is replacing the beneficial owners of a company from the incorporation documents in order to protect their identities. Usually is appointed in the company’s articles of association and can be an individual or a corporat ...

Meet us in Helsinki

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

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 Finland.