Thinking of doing business in Luxembourg

Why do business in Luxembourg?

  • Strategic location
  • Competitive fiscal climate
  • Politically stable country
  • Highly skilled workforce with extensive financial and legal knowledge
  • International and friendly business environment
  • An attractive quality of life

Setting up a business in Luxembourg

TMF Group is your trusted partner to help you to set up a new business in Luxembourg. Our core services can help companies of all sizes with international corporate structuring, accounting, corporate secretarial, HR and payroll, and structured finance – whether they want to globalise or need support to streamline existing operations. We offer a full suite of core and bolt-on services that will help you to expand your business seamlessly.

The most commonly used legal forms for Luxembourg companies are:

  • Public limited liability company (Société Anonyme, SA)
  • Private limited liability company (Société à Responsabilité Limitée, SARL)

Other business entities that can be incorporated or established are:

  • Cooperative Company (Société Coopérative, SC)
  • European Company (Société Européenne, SE)
  • Limited partnership (Société en Commandite Simple, SECS)
  • Partnership limited by shares (Société en Commandite par Actions, SECA or SCA)
  • Special limited partnership (Société en Commandite Special, SCSp)
  • Branch

Incorporating a company in Luxembourg is not a cumbersome process and can usually be completed within a week. The basic process can be done in just a few steps:

  • Checking the availability of the name of the company within Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, RCS);
  • Drafting the incorporation documents (e.g. deed of incorporation, power of attorney and beneficial owner declaration);
  • Opening a bank account with a bank in Luxembourg and depositing the share capital;
  • Once the share capital has been transferred to the bank account, the bank will issue a blocking certificate which is needed for the incorporation of the company;
  • Upon receipt of the incorporation documents, KYC and blocking certificate, the notary will sign the deed of incorporation and issue a de-blocking certificate, in order to release the blocked funds on the bank account of the company (if the banks’ KYC requirements are met). Once the deed of incorporation has been signed by the notary, the company is validly organised and existing under the laws of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg;
  • Upon receipt of the blocking certificate (certificat de déblocage), together with a copy of the incorporation deed, and under the assumption all KYC information has been submitted, the bank will make the bank account fully operational;
  • Registration of the company with the Trade and Companies Register; receipt of the official (register) number. This is taken care of by the public notary.

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