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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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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 Poland

F.A.Q.

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

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in Poland in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both Polish Limited  Liability (Sp Zoo) or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in Poland

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

Mergers and Acquisitions in Poland

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

Due Diligence in Poland

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

Taxation Advice and Planning in Poland

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

BridgeWest offers assistance for setting up a company in Poland, including virtual office and other related services.



Articles on Law in Poland

Types of Polish Companies

Polish law allows many forms of doing business on its territory. In conformity with The Code of Commercial Companies, published in The Official Gazette of Poland No. 94, pos. 1037, the main categories of enterprises are as following: a) Polish Sole proprietorship (Dzia?alno?? gospodarcza) It is t ...

Setting up a Company in Poland

Polish law permits doing business on its territory, both by natural persons and legal entities. The same rules apply both to polish business entities as foreign entities. An entrepreneur may chose from various corporate forms, when interested in founding a company in Poland, depending on the country ...

Set up Joint Stock Company in Poland

Next to the Polish Limited Liability, the Joint Stock Company is one the main type of legal entities in Poland. It can be established by one or more individuals or corporate entities, with a single limitation: a Limited Liability Company with a sole shareholder cannot set up a Joint Stock Company. ...

Purchasing a shelf company in Poland

A Polish shelf company or a readymade company could be preferred over the creation of a newly formed corporate entity for a number of reasons, such as providing clients with additional confidence or a quicker method to start doing business in Poland. Nevertheless the foreign investor must note that ...

The Trade Register in Poland

The Polish National Court Register (NCR) or the Trade Register in Poland was founded according to the Act adopted on 20th August 1997 on the National Court Register. It is developed and organized by the Polish Ministry of Justice. Since 2001 it constitutes an electronic base of data containing infor ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Poland

There are plenty of company types available in Poland, and entrepreneurs may choose from the best suited form for their business. Enterprises managed by a natural person are subject to registration, depending on the type of activities they will conduct. Partnerships are regulated by the Polish Civil ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Poland

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Polish sp. z.o.o. (Limited Liability Company)? The most common form of business entity in Poland is the Limited Liability Company. The incorporation process requires the founders to provide a minimum capital of 5.000 PLN, or 1.240 EUR, paid in cash or non-mo ...

Paying Taxes in Poland

1. What is the corporate tax in Poland? The Polish corporate tax rate is 19%, being among the most inexpensive tax rates in Europe.    2. What is the VAT in Poland? The VAT rate in Poland is 23% since 2011. However, there are still exceptions applied for several goods ...

Doing Business in Poland

Country profile Poland is a republic in the Central Europe with 31.8 million citizens. Most of the people are Polish in a 98% rate, while the rest of the inhabitants are German, Ukrainian, Belarusian or Lithuanian. The country’s surface of 312,683 kilometers square is bordered by the Czech Rep ...

Company Law in Poland

The Company law in Poland is based on several Acts, including Act 1982 Cooperative law, Act 2000 Code of Commercial Partnerships and Companies or Act 2008 on Public-Private Partnerships.  Although there are very few differences in comparison to German or French company law, it is recommended th ...

Foreign Investments in Poland

General overview Before 1989, foreign companies did not operate in Poland. However, the development of the Polish economy at the beginning of the 1990s attracted an increasing number of foreign investors. In 2008, the Polish Statistical Office registered in Poland 21,092 companies with foreign capit ...

Why Invest in Poland

Poland is regarded as a proper destination for business expansion and foreign investment, being considered the eighth European state in terms of attractiveness. Besides, Poland has competitive labour costs, considerable size of the market, industrial diversity and possibilities for the development o ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (Sp. z.o.o.) in Poland

The Polish Limited Liability Company is the most popular form of business that foreign investors choose when coming to set up a company in Poland, since it is much more simple to perform activities under the Polish corporate law with a Spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia (Polish LLC or Sp.z.o.o. ...

Lawyer in Poland

A lawyer in Poland is different from a legal adviser. Lawyers in Poland are called Adwocat and Legal Advisers in Poland are known as Radca Prawny. There are fewer lawyers in Poland than legal advisers. The first category can also deal with criminal issues. The profession of legal advisers in Poland ...

Polish Public Notary

Public notaries in Poland are persons of trust, who prepare official documents and offer their clients the guarantee of an authenticated document. Public notaries in Poland are a leading legal category with numerous responsibilities, such as informing, creating documents or making de ...

Power of Attorney in Poland

A power of attorney in Poland is defined as an agreement completed in a written form with notarised signatures. The Polish law mentions that an original power of attorney in Poland must be signed by the applicant or if the grantor is a company, by an authorised representative. A power of attorney in ...

Business Start-up Costs in Poland

  In order to set up a business in Poland, a proper evaluation of the costs is required, so that an entrepreneur can start the incorporation with a well-defined plan. 1. What is the minimum share capital? A Polish limited liability company requires a minimum share capital of approximately 1,240 ...

Open a Representative Office in Poland

 Are there any special requirements for creating a Polish Representative Office? The foreign companies that open representative offices in Poland must follow the regulations of the Polish Act of the Freedom of Business Activity. A representative office in Poland is created mostly to give assis ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Poland

The major laws that govern the establishment and the operations of the non-profit organizations in Poland are the “Law on Associations” and the “Law on Foundations”. The associations are organizations between several members that are joined together by a non-profit objective. ...

Set up a company in Poland

Poland welcomes any new initiative for developing a business, for both domestic and foreign investors. An entrepreneur willing to set up a company in Poland may chose from various corporate forms, but most important business presences are the limited liability company and the joint stock company, ev ...

Meet us in Warsaw

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

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 Poland.