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.