What we do

We guide you through your international development.

We advise the optimized strategy that will enable your organization to grow beyond its home market.

Business registration

Many legal forms exist in France and each one offers a different legal frame. Choosing the right one will depend on the activity of the company. You will find below the main entities in France.

 

Société à Responsabilité Limité (SARL):

  • Private limited liability company
  • No minimum capital, at least 20% has to be subscribed when incorporating and the rest during the 5 following years.
  • From 1 to 100 shareholders
  • One or several directors (shareholders or not)

Société par Actions Simplifiées (SAS) :

  • Private limited liability company
  • No minimum capital, at least 50% has to be subscribed when incorporating and the rest during the 5 following years.
  • No limit on shareholders number
  • Sole director

Société Anonyme (SA) :

  • Directors are criminally responsible and their civil liability is engaged in case of mismanagement; shareholders’ liability is limited to contributions.
  • Minimum capital is EUR 37 000 and has to be subscribed at once when incorporating.
  • At least 7 shareholders (natural or legal persons)
  • Led by a board of directors (from 3 to 18 directors)
  • Mandatory external auditor