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Starting a business in Slovakia

Legal Forms of Companies

Spolocnost rucenim obmedzenym is a Private Limited Company
Number of partners: 1 to a maximum of 50 partners.
Capital (max/min): EUR 5,000, with a minimum of EUR 750 per shareholder. In case there is only one member, the whole capital must be paid. Otherwise, 30% of the capital must be paid.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the shares.
Public Limited Company
Number of partners: No minimum.
Capital (max/min): EUR 25,000 (10% must be released at the constitution)
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
Verejna obchodna spolocnost is a General Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners/shareholders.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
Komanditna spolocnost is a Limited Partnership
Number of partners: At least one unlimited partner and one limited partner.
Capital (max/min): No requierement. The deposit of the partner with limited liability must be at least EUR 250.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the active partners is unlimited. The liability of the silent partners is limited to the amount of capital contributed. 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Slovakia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 7.0 5.3
Time (days) 21.5 11.8

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

The Competent Organisation
The Trade Register (in English).
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Slovakia.

Financial Information Directories

Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

Kompass - Slovakian business directory

The Business Register - Business register of the Ministry of Justice of Slovakia

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