Expand Your Business in Spain
Do you have a foreign company and want to set up in Spain? Are you a foreigner and are you thinking of starting in Spain? If so, at Lawyers & Accountants we have a large team of experts in consulting foreign people who want to establish their company in Spain, who will offer you all the information you need to know and will solve all your doubts. We can and we want to help you.
Yes, you can open a company in Spain while abroad. This is laid down in the conventions in force between the Member States of the European Union and the territories included in the European Economic Area, which state that any European citizen has the right to starting their own company.
In addition, a foreign company already incorporated can also be established in Spain, with a registered office in the EU, having to meet a number of requirements for this.
As we have said, to start in Spain as a foreigner must comply with the following requirements:
Once the aforementioned requirements have been met, these are the steps to create a company in Spain while abroad:
There are different ways to bring a foreign company to Spain:
One option is for a foreign company to open a representation office in Spain, which does not have its own legal personality. Such offices may not carry out economic activities, but must confine themselves to carrying out market surveys. They are usually the previous step before installing the company in Spain definitively.
Another alternative is to open a branch, the most common way to bring a foreign company to Spain, since the branches do have autonomy and can exercise economic activity, although they still do not have their own legal personality. They are secondary establishments that carry out the same activities as the company.
The other option is to open a subsidiary company, which, unlike the branch, does have its own legal personality. They consist of companies incorporated with foreign capital, but for practical purposes they are Spanish companies. The process is very similar to creating a new company.
If you are a foreigner and you want to start a company in Spain, or you want to bring a foreign company to Spain, you have to carry out a series of procedures of certain complexity, so it is best to put yourself in the hands of an expert advisor in international taxation.
If this is your case, at Lawyers & Accountants we are experts in advising foreigners who want to establish their company in Spain, and we have a large team of professional and experienced advisors who will advise and help you to carry out all the procedures. Just contact us.