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Starting a business in Estonia

Legal Forms of Companies

Fuusilisest isikust ettevotja or F.I.E. (Sole proprietorship)
Number of partners: 1 person.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
Osaühing or O.U. (Private Limited Company)
Number of partners: No minimum.
Capital (max/min): Minimum EUR 2,500.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Aktsiaselts or A.S. (Public Limited Company)
Number of partners: No minimum.
Capital (max/min): Minimum EUR 25,000.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Taïsühing or T.U. (General Partnership)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: The partners are solitarily liable for the obligations of the partnership with all of their assets. Limited liability for limited partner.

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Estonia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 3.0 5.3
Time (days) 3.5 11.8

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Registration should take place at the Commercial Register.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Estonia.
Trade Register

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