Does the name of the company require approval by the Registry or other authorities?
It is necessary to verify with the INPI (Intellectual Property Authorities) if another company already uses the new corporate name.
Our IP/IT legal team can perform a double-checking of the availability of the new corporate name. This work is subject to an additional fee quote provided by the IP/IT legal team.
This work consist of some verifications on the availability name such as:
Both researches are based on the exact words of the new corporate name and on similar names that could be infringed by the new corporate name.
How many prospective names will you require?
Are there any restrictions or limitations on words that can be used in company names?
It is not possible to use:
Does the company need to provide a registered address?
Are there any limitations on the registered address (i.e. must be in-country, must not be a PO box)
Yes, the registered address must correspond to the place of effective management of the company.
It can’t be a PO box.
If the client has no physical location incountry, can they use your address for the purposes of registration?
How many Directors are required?
For an SAS : 1 President and optional General
For an SA: 3 Directors and 1 President General Director or 1 President of the Board of Directors and 1 General Director
Are any other officers required (i.e. Secretary)?
What personal details will you need for each officer?
Last name, First name, Place and date of birth, Address, Nationality.
Parent’s names (including mother’s maiden name).
Is there a requirement for any in country resident directors?
Do you need proof of address or Identity for officers? If YES, in what format?
Yes: passport or identity card.
How many shareholders are required?
1 for a SAS
2 for a SA
Are there any restrictions on who can be a shareholder?
What information will you require about shareholder?
Will you require proof of address or ID from the shareholders?
No, a written confirmation by the client is sufficient.
Will the company need to specify a maximum number of shares that can be issued?
No (Except otherwise provided in the Articles of Association (AoA))
Is any stamp duty paid on the issued share capital? If YES, at what rate is this calculated.
Do you require any further information about the company or its officers?
How long will it take to complete incorporation?
Approximately 15 days from the deposit of documents to the Commercial court.
Is there any way to expedite the incorporation for an extra fee?