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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.
The Competent Organisation
Registration should take place at the Commercial Register.
 
Setting Up a Company Estonia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 3.0 5.3
Time (days) 3.5 11.8

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Estonia.
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