Company formation in Belgium

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Company registration in Belgium: start a business in Belgium
How to set up a company in Belgium?

How to set up a company in Belgium?

Depending on the nature of your activity in Belgium, the type of structure that best suits your project on the Belgian market (liaison or representative office, subsidiary, branch), and the legal form of business in Belgium that you will choose (sole proprietorship, limited liability company, etc...), the administrative procedures and formalities for the formation of the company in Belgium may vary. Generally, the steps to create and register a company in Belgium are:

  • Choice of the legal form under Belgian law and the social capital
  • Drafting the company statutes in Dutch, French.
  • Opening a Belgian bank account
  • Registering the company in the Belgian trade register
  • Obtaining a Belgian tax identification number

After these steps of creation, you will receive all the necessary legal documents attesting the legal existence of your company or subsidiary in Belgium. Your Belgium business will also have to meet the specific accounting requirements of Belgian business law.

Belgium: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Setting up your business in Belgium and starting from scratch to develop it in the Belgian market can be an exciting challenge, but it can also be time consuming. Sometimes it is more interesting and faster to acquire a Belgian competitor that is already well established in the Belgian market. It is therefore necessary to study the Belgian market carefully to detect the most interesting companies.

To create a company in Belgium, it is strongly advised to be accompanied by a Belgian lawyer or an Belgian expert who will be able to save you many problems in front of the subtleties of the Belgian business law. 

nativExpand is your gateway to facilitate the creation of your company in Belgium. Thanks to a network of experts in company incorporation on the Belgian market, we will accompany you and put you in contact with a Belgian professional, ideally an English speaker or speaking your language.

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Company formation in Belgium
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Setting up a subsidiary or branch in Belgium requires several steps: analysis of the economic model of the project for the Belgian market, the choice of the legal structure in Belgium, the registration of the company in the Belgian trade register, the opening of a Belgian bank account and the tax and accounting formalities in Belgium with the specificities of the Belgian law.

Before being able to domicile your company in Belgium, you must first set up a company in Belgium with a legal entity under Belgian law.

To be accompanied by professionals (a Belgian lawyer) is essential to succeed in setting up in Belgium and to develop your subsidiary on the Belgian market. nativExpand connects you with a Belgian expert from its international network.