Company formation in France

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

How to set up a company in France?

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

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

France: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

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

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

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

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

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

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