Company formation in Spain

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

How to set up a company in Spain?

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

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

Spain: Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

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

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

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

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

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

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