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Starting a business in the Czech Republic

Legal Forms of Companies

Společnost s ručením omezeným or SRO (Limited Liability Company)
Number of partners: No minimum.
Maximum: 50.
Capital (max/min): CZK 1
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Akciová společnost or AS (Public Limited Company)
Number of partners: No minimum: one or more; can be a sole proprietorship.
Capital (max/min): Minimum CZK 2 million when established without public bid and at least 20% must be released before the constituting general meeting. Minimum CZK 20 million with public bid.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Veřejná bchodní společnost or VOS (General Partnership)
Number of partners: At least 2 natural partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital requirement.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited for all partners.
Limited Partnership (KS)
Number of partners: At least 2 partners: 1 active partner and 1 sleeping partner.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital but the input of the partner with limited liability must be at least CZK 5,000.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of active partners is unlimited. Liability of sleeping partners is limited to the amount contributed.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Justice.cz - Public register of companies

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Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
SPCR - Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
SPCR - Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
AMSP - Association of SMEs Crafts of The Czech Republic

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Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Czech Republic Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 9.0 5.3
Time (days) 24.5 11.8

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Ministry of Industry and Trade

Czech Trade Inspection Authority

For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Czech Republic.
Online trade register, in Czech.
Search Czech, online trade register

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