Sweden: World’s best country for business

One of the world’s most globalised, innovative and business-friendly countries

Why Sweden?

Sweden is one of the most globalised, innovative and business-friendly countries in the world. Known for its efficiency, transparency and openness, it was rated by Forbes as the best country for doing business in 2017 (and 9th according to the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking 2017).

The country invests heavily in research and development and is an established test market for new technologies, while Stockholm is the second-most prolific tech hub in the world after Silicon Valley. 
Sweden also boasts the highest manufacturing productivity in Europe (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard), supported by a workforce that is not only hard-working but also highly educated.

Driving Sweden’s mixed economy are important export industries such as automotive, engineering, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, power generation, pulp and paper, and iron and steel.

Excellent infrastructure, political stability, low corporate tax and a high standard of living make Sweden a robust and attractive place to do business.

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group in Sweden has a strong international management team of specialists in accounting, legal, tax, payroll and HR. Established in 2006, our Stockholm office services international clients who wish to set up or expand their business operations in Sweden. We service a diverse portfolio of industries including retail, private equity, property, tax structures and aircraft leasing.

Our team of experienced accountants, lawyers and payroll professionals have the experience to help international companies globalise in the most effortless way.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Capital Markets Services: We provide support to capital market transactions at local level and on a global scale. We help to manage and administer a wide range of transactions, from a simple escrow to a complex multi-tranche securitization, a project finance transaction or a syndicated loan. We can also help direct lenders in need of support to administer their loan portfolio.
  • Consultancy solutions: A flexible service allowing companies to deal with complexities created by expansion into new countries or growth in existing overseas locations.
  • Corporate Secretarial services: We can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • Fund services: We work with structures across the full investment spectrum, from private equity and real estate funds, to trade financing, debt and fund of fund structures.
  • Governance services: We help you stay compliant, manage your risk and regulatory obligations, including your local legal requirements for Common Reporting Standard (CRS), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Know Your Customer (KYC), CbCr notification, Master File / Local File and Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) register. 
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.

We understand the special requirements that international clients must meet when they enter a new jurisdiction. Providing a single point of contact, we can help you get set up and keep things moving while you focus on developing your business.

Get in touch with our Stockholm office to discuss how to grow your Swedish business.

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