A subsidiary is one of the two forms of business that a company may incorporate in Slovenia. It’s considered very advantageous because of the fast registration procedure and limited liability of the shareholders.
A company may be considered as a subsidiary only if a big part of its capital it’s owned by a foreign company. Foreign investors interested in expanding their businesses in Slovenia can opt to do so by opening a subsidiary or a branch office in the country.
There are two types of companies that a foreign company may register in order to operate as a subsidiary.
The limited liability company is a company based on a minimum share capital of 7.500 Euro and registration made by at least one founder. The advantage of this type of company is that if there is only one shareholder, the registration can be performed online, while the registration of a private limited liability company with more shareholders must be made in person at one of the 200 registration offices. The shares of this type of company are not transferable and also cannot be registered at the Stock Market. For more details about this type of company in Slovenia or for a personalized offer, feel free to ask for the help of our Slovenian company formation specialists.
The joint stock company in Slovenia is a company based on a share capital of 25.000 Euro divided into shares. The shares of this type of company are freely transferable. The management is assured by a board of management and in some cases, a supervisory board may be appointed. The members of the management or the supervisory board may be elected by the foreign company’s shareholders or stipulated in the articles of association written by those.
The subsidiary’s Articles of Association must contain information regarding the name and address of the company, the name and address of the founders, details regarding the management and the supervisory board, the duration of the company.
The registration process of a subsidiary in Slovenia takes around 6 days and it’s considered one of the simplest from Europe.
The process of incorporating a Slovenian subsidiary begins with depositing the minimum share capital in a bank account and receiving a certificate of deposit.
The notarized articles of association along with the certificate of deposit must be registered at the electronic one-stop-shop (VEM). Registration may be performed online only when there is only one shareholder or in person, when there are much more. The signature specimen of the founder must be deposited if the registration is performed online.
The newly incorporated Slovenian company will receive a registration number and will appear on the AJPES website if the registration tax is paid and all the documents are properly submitted. Our company formation consultants in Slovenia can handle the entire registration procedure for you.
The registration of a Slovenian subsidiary at the Health Insurance Institute must be performed no later than five days from employing the first worker.
A subsidiary opened in Slovenia may beneficiate from special tax treatment if certain conditions are met. For example, the taxation on dividends, interests or royalties paid to the foreign company is abolished or minimized based on the series of double tax treaties concluded by Slovenia.
Usually the withholding tax on dividends is 15% for a non treaty country.
Our company registration specialists in Slovenia are at your disposal for any company formation matter. Do not hesitate to contact them.