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Starting a business in Luxembourg

Legal Forms of Companies

Private Limited Company (S.A.R.L.)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 partners; maximum 40 partners. NB: 1 member for a sole proprietorship.
Capital (max/min): EUR 12,000, totally subscribed.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Public Limited Company (S.A.)
Number of partners: Minimum two natural or legal persons, without restriction on the number of partners.
Capital (max/min): EUR 30,000 with 1/4 released at the creation.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
General Partnership (SENC)
Number of partners: One or more partners, no upper limit.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is joint and unlimited on obligations and debts of the company.
Limited Partnership (SECS)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 with no limitation on the number of partners.
Two types of partners: active partners and sleeping partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Active partners' liability is joint and several. Liability of sleeping partners is limited to the amount contributed.
Cooperative Company
Number of partners: Minimum 7 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is joint and several or divided, unlimited or limited to amount contributed depending on the status.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Kompass - Luxembourg Business Directory
Trade Register - Directory of the business register of Luxembourg

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
UEL - Union of Luxembourg Enterprises

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Luxembourg OECD
Procedures (number) 5.0 5.2
Time (days) 16.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
The Trade and Companies Registry.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Luxembourg.

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