is one of the leading members of the European Union, one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world and a country that has an enormously rich cultural heritage. The country has a high standard of living, good education and health care. It is easy to say that France is one of the most important business destinations in Europe.
More than half of the total number of foreign investors in France
maintain a positive outlook and believe that the country is an attractive investment location. Some of the most important business activities include production and manufacturing, business services, research and development, customer services, logistics and distribution. The branches and subsidiaries
of many international companies are present on the French market.
Most investments projects in France are commenced by European investors and also by entrepreneurs from the United States
, Germany and the United Kingdom. The foreign companies that choose France as their base for a new business are also important job creators. The French workforce is another quality the country offers for its investors: highly trained and educated, French employees specialize in numerous business fields.
Open a company in France
According to a recent statistic released by the French government, approximately 19 companies choose France every week as their business and investment destination. Most foreign investors who take this important step will request the services of a law firm in France
. A local expert is able to guide any investor through the company incorporation procedure
and help him observe the country’s rules and regulations.
The types of companies that can be incorporated in France are the following:
- corporation, SA;
- private limited company, S.A.R.L.;
- simplified stock company, S.A.S.;
- partnership limited by shares, S.C.A.;
- limited partnership, S.C.S.;
- general partnership, S.N.C.;
- sole trader.
Each of these companies have particularities as well as advantages for certain types of business activities. Our lawyers in Franc
e can give you detailed information about each one and we can also help you know more about the legislation for hiring employees in France
.Our law firm in France
can provide advice and consultancy in all matters related to the labor and employment laws in France.
Our lawyers in France are able to assist you with drafting the articles of association, specimen signatures, affidavits, special forms provided by the French Trade Register, arranging public notary procedures and/or certified translations, offering a French Registered Office for your company, setting up a bank account for your French company. We also work with competent accountants who will provide you all the services needed in this field.
Our representatives can offer legal advice for all business types and commercial fields. Imports and exports
are an important part of France’s economy and many foreign investors choose to open trade businesses. One of our lawyers can help you comply with all the regulations for this type of activities.
Tax compliance in France
If you own a company in France or you work in the country, you will need to observe the rules and regulations for tax compliance. Our law firm in France
offers professional advice for all matters related to taxation in the country as well as for any financial issue. We provide advice for companies for corporate tax compliance
, VAT registration
and requirements and payroll services.
Our accountants and business advisers can help you with tax minimization
strategies and our experts will also be able to help you with personal income tax matters. By requesting our services, you can make sure that all your tax returns are filed on time and no penalties apply.
France is one of the countries that has signed the most double tax treaties
. Besides the already signed treaties, France has many other drafts prepared to be ratified. As a general rule, the double tax treaties deal with the taxation of capital and income in France for nonresident investors. The double tax treaties deal with earned income, passive income and gains from real property. Having this in mind, you can ask our law firm in France
for a customized advice in accordance to your business sector.
Work with the best law experts in France
Our lawyers in France
are able to help you with any legal issue. We offer legal advice, assistance and legal representation in commercial and business litigations. Our lawyers in France
can help you with commercial legal assistance, arbitration
, mediation and conciliation. If you want to do business with a neighboring country, our lawyers in Belgium
can help you with cross-border legal issues.
The experts at our law firm provide services for drafting legal documents, such as contracts with French companies
, or can help you conclude sale and purchase agreements. If you are interested in business opportunities in other European countries, such as Malta, our partner lawyers
in this country can help you.
If you are living in France or plan to move there, our lawyers can help you deal with all the formalities for obtaining a work permit
or even applying for a resident permit. Our experts in Family Law will be able to help you in various family matters, including divorce and marriage
, minor’s custody, wills and inheritance matters and many civil law
Lawyers France is a part of the Bridgewest company, an European company formation agent with offices all over the world. Our areas of expertise are company formation, law and accountancy. For our clients who need legal services in other countries, we recommend our reliable teams from all around the world, such as lawyers from Slovenia
, company formation agents from Estonia