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Starting a business in Finland

Legal Forms of Companies

Toiminimi (The Sole Proprietorship)
Number of partners: 1 partner
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Undefined
Osakeyhtiö ou Oy (Private Limited Company)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 person
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Julkinen osakeyhtiö, Oyj (Public Limited Company)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 person
Capital (max/min): EUR 80,000
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Co-operative
Number of partners: Minimum 3 founders
Capital (max/min): Decided by the founders, no minimum capital. Participation shares must be of equal value.
Shareholders and liability: Undefined
Avoin yhtiö, Ay (General Partnership)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 general partners
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital
Shareholders and liability: General Partner is personally liable and without limitation for the company's debts and obligations.
Kommandiittiyhtiö, Ky (Limited Partnership)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 general partner + 1 limited partner
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital. At least 1 limited partner with financial input.
Shareholders and liability: At least 1 of the general partners is liable for the debts and obligations of the company.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
EK - Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers
YRITTAJAT - Federation of Finnish Enterprises
EK - Confederation of Finnish Industries

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Finland OECD
Procedures (number) 3.0 5.2
Time (days) 13.0 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR)
For Further Information
Doing Business, to know about procedures to start a Business in Finland.
Finnish Patents and Registration Office

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