How to Open a Company in Luxembourg


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How to Open a Company in Luxembourg

  1. 1. HOW TO OPEN A COMPANY IN LUXEMBOURGA presentation brought to you by
  2. 2. STEPS FOR COMPANY FORMATION IN LUXEMBOURG • Providing the company’s name. • Providing all relevant identification information. • Reviewing of the application to open the share capital account. • Approval of the share capital bank account setup. • Injection of the capital. • Notary procedures. • Filing the company’s documents with the Trade Register. • Obtaining Tax ID.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  3. 3. COMPANY TYPES LUXEMBOURG• Limited Liability Company in Luxembourg (Luxembourg Société à Responsabilité Limitée - SARL)• Joint Stock Company in Luxembourg (Luxembourg Société Anonyme - SA)• SOPARFI• General Partnership in Luxemburg• Limited PartnershipWWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  4. 4. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY - SARL FACTS• Preferred type of company by most foreign investors.• The minimum number of shareholders is 2 and the maximum is 40.• The management board has to be formed of at least one manager.• The minimum capital of EUR 12,400 is divided into participation certificates.• This amount has to be deposited in full before registration of the company.• The SARL partners’s liability is proportional to their own contribution to the companys share capital.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  5. 5. THE JOINT STOCK COMPANY LUXEMBOURG SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME - SA• There have to be at least 2 members (residents or non-residents, individuals or legal entities).• The S.A is regulated by the Commercial Companies Law 1915 and designated for business at a large scale.• The minimum capital is EUR 31,000 which is divided into freely transferable shares.• The shareholders of a S.A can be anonymous.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  6. 6. AN UNIQUE ENTITY CALLED SOPARFI• SOPARFI stands for Société de Participations Financiers.• It is a fully taxable company limited by shares.• It can be incorporated under a Luxembourg SA, or Luxembourg SARL.• SOPARFI is generally incorporated as a Luxembourg Joint Stock Company due to its operating flexibility.• Its uniqueness comes from being a pliable investment vehicle allowing an expansive range of activities within an attractive tax environment.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  7. 7. REGISTRATION OF GENERAL PARTNERSHIP IN LUXEMBOURG• At least two members are needed.• It is known either as Société Civile (for professional partnerships),• Either as Société en Nom Collectif (for smaller entities, like family businesses).• All the partners are general and have the right to manage the company.• They have full liability to the companys debts and obligations.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  8. 8. LUXEMBOURG BRANCH, SUBSIDIARY OR REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE• Any foreign company is able to set up branch entities in Luxembourg.• These can be set up as separate entities from the parent company.• Luxembourg companies can have the foreign company as shareholder.• Luxembourg branches can also be extensions of the parent-company.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  9. 9. NOTES• Any person of any nationality or residence can be director or shareholder in a Luxembourg company.• The shareholders of a company registered in Luxembourg can be both natural persons or legal entities.• A company in Luxembourg must hold a local registered office (service provided by• The registration of a SARL (Limited Company) requires the injection of a share capital amounting to 12,400 EUR.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  10. 10. SERVICES PROVIDED BY BRIDGEWEST.EU • Preparing the Articles of Association of your company; • Drafting all other documents required for the registration of the Luxembourg Company; • Arranging Public Notary meeting and procedures; • Providing a Registered Office in Luxembourg for your company (if required); • Opening a Bank Account and providing the necessary forms and documents; • Accounting and Payroll Services in Luxembourg;WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU
  11. 11. LUXEMBOURG KEY FACTS• The standard VAT Rate applicable in Luxembourg is 15%, but it depends on the activity of the future company.• Luxembourg Corporate Tax rate varies according to the income and a 5% increase is applied as an unemployment fund contributions.• In Luxembourg the dividend tax rate is 15% of gross dividends.• Luxembourg provides a very good business environment for companies since it has agreed to 76 income tax treaties; 64 of these treaties are currently in force.WWW.BRIDGEWEST.EU