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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.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Info Empresa - Directory of Spanish companies with financial information
Informa - Spanish business directory
Kompass Spain - Business directory for Spain
Registradores de España - Register of Spanish companies

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
CEOE - Spanish Association of Entreprises Associations
CEOE - Spanish Confederation of Organizations of Enterprises
CEPYME - Spanish Confederation of Small to Medium Scale Enterprise
CEPYME Autonómicas - Autonomous Spanish Associations or Confederations
IPYME - Information Center for SMEs of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce

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Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Spain OECD
Procedures (number) 7.0 5.2
Time (days) 12.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
National Trade Register
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Spain.
Central Trade Register
Crear-empresas

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