Company formation in Estonia

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

How to set up a company in Estonia?

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

  • Choice of the legal form under Estonian law and the social capital
  • Drafting the company statutes in Estonian.
  • Opening a Estonian bank account
  • Registering the company in the Estonian trade register
  • Obtaining a Estonian 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 Estonia. Your Estonia business will also have to meet the specific accounting requirements of Estonian business law.

Estonia: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

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

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

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

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

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

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