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Obtain information about French companies

Obtain Information about French Companies

Updated on Monday 18th April 2016

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information_about_french_companies.jpgThe Register of Commerce and Companies in France manages all the important information about commercial companies in France. Entrepreneurs searching for specific information about a company have access to modern search tools and some of the information concerning certain companies can even be accessed online.


About the French Register of Commerce and Companies

The French Register of Commerce and Companies includes all legal and natural persons that perform commercial activities and other entities, according to the Act of December 19, 2002. The French Register of Commerce and Companies provides online information about more than 3,000,000 French companies. Online users may access basic information about the company and contact details free of charge. For more detailed information and company accounts, users must pay a fee.

Available information about French companies

The online platform of the French Register of Commerce and Companies offers certain information for the general public. Users that wish to search for public information about a certain company need to fill in a number of search criteria (the address of the company, types of business etc.).

Public users can find information about:

- the Kbis extract;

- company debts;

- company statutes;

- annual accounts;

- changes history;

- insolvency and specific procedures undertaken in this case;

- the full company record: it includes all of the available documents for the requested company.

The complete list of available documents can either be viewed online or received via e-mail. The available documents may depend on the documents currently available for the respective company.

In order to request the online version for the company record, the user must complete the necessary fields and search for the company and then afterwards choose the desired option (”Full Record”, for example).

The prices for the requested documents vary according to the type of document. The price for the full company record will represent the value of all the available documents for that company.

The information provided on the online platform has legal value. However, for detailed information and specialized advice, it is advisable to seek legal counseling.

Our law firm in France is able to help you find useful information about companies in France and other information, if you are interested in opening a business in France.


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