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Starting a business in Spain

Legal Forms of Companies

Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada or S.R.L. (limited liability company)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 partner.
Capital (max/min): 3,000 EUR minimum fully subscribed and paid upfront.
Shareholders and liability: Responsibility limited to the contribution amount.
Sociedad Anonima or S.A. (limited company)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 partner.
Capital (max/min): 60,000 EUR minimum, fully paid up minimum up to 25% of the total constituted amount.
Shareholders and liability: Responsibility limited to the contribution amount.
Sociedad Colectiva (company in a group's name)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is joint and several and unlimited towards third parties.
Sociedad comenditaria (Limited partnership company)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners. There are 2 types of partners, general partners and limited liability partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited liability for general partners; liability limited to the contribution amount for the limited liability partners.
The Competent Organisation
National Trade Register
Company Directories
Register of Spanish companies, in Spanish
 
Setting Up a Company Spain OECD
Procedures (number) 7.0 5.2
Time (days) 12.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Spain.
Central Trade Register
Crear-empresas

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