Brazil Company Formations

Setting up a company in Brazil is usually a not a straightforward exercise, we provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the company formation process.

As company incorporation specialists we can register Sociedade Limitada (SRL) companies in Brazil. An SRL company is very similar to a limited liability company in the United Kingdom.

An SRL company requires no minimum share capital to be paid in full. It does require two company directors, of any nationality and two company shareholders, of any nationality. There are no restrictions on whether the shareholders are either individuals or corporate bodies.

Company Registration

  • Reserving Company Name
  • Preparation of Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting and signing the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Filing documents with the Registro Mercantil
  • The articles of incorporation of the Limitada are filed with the Registry of Commerce 
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Appointment of Directors
  • Including Government filing fee
  • Share Certificates
  • We provide a duplicate copy of every filed document, stamped by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as Registrar of Corporations
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL

Features of a Sociedade Limitada:

  • The company must have at least 2 shareholders
  • Foreign shareholders of the company need to be registered with the Federal Revenue Tax Office

Company Name

Brazil company names are registered at state level rather than for the entire country.

Share Capital

There are no minimum share capital requirements.


The administration or management of the Sociedade Limitada in Brazil must be carried out by a resident. This person may be a foreigner with a visa or work permit.

Registered Office

We can provide a registered office for our clients where the authorities send official letters and all financial documents, registers, company papers etc. must be kept at the registered office of the business.

General Meetings

An annual general meeting must be held within the first four months of the end of the financial year. Shareholders meetings must be called via publishing an announcement three times in the Official Gazette and in a local newspaper.

Empresa Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada

The Company Law No. 12,441, of 2011 introduced a new corporate type into the Brazilian Civil Code, the Individual Limited Liability Company or Empresa Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada. These companies have limited liability and a single shareholder. the sole shareholder can hold its entire capital, which must be fully paid up. The company name must adopt the abbreviation EIRELI

Small & Medium Entities (SMEs)

Companies deemed small or medium often have different requirements regarding accounting and auditing compared to large enterprises. To qualify as an SME the company must satisfy all the following criteria:

  • Not a listed company
  • Total assets do not exceed BRL 240,000,000 (€77,000,000)
  • Total gross revenue does not exceed BRL 300,000,000 (€97,000,000)
  • Not a financial institution
  • Not an entity with public accountability

Public Information

The majority of the financial accounting information on a company registered in Brazil is available publicly. A company must publish its annual financial statements and minutes of the annual general meeting with the official Gazette. Public companies must also publish a copy of the auditors report.

Brazil Ready Made Company

Unfortunately, ready made companies are not available in Brazil.

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Brazil fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 3 - 6 months to incorporate your Brazilian company
  • Company Formation - £3900
  • Registered Office Fee - £3500
Brazil Advantages
  • Directors - only 2 directors of any nationality are necessary for your company
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Shareholders - a minimum of 2 shareholders are required
  • Registered Office - we can provide a registered office
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process