Peru Company Formations

We incorporate limited liability companies in more than 40 countries, our experience and relationship with the Public Register of Companies means, we can incorporate your Peru Private Limited Company, according to your specifications.

The Peruvian government seeks to attract investment in all sectors of the economy and has signed a number of free trader agreements and tax treaties.

Closely-Held Corporation - Sociedad Anónima Cerrada - (S.A.C)

We can establish a closely-held corporation/ Sociedad Anónima Cerrada (S.A.C) in Peru which, is a limited liability company. A closely-held corporation does not require a Board of Directors but, a Manager who will have powers determined by the partners; and it . Thus, its establishment and opening is not complicated.

All companies established in Peru are governed by the General Companies Law which was approved and published by the Peruvian Congress in 1997.

For the establishment of a closely-held corporation a Power of Attorney is required. This Power of Attorney must be granted by Deed and legalised by Peruvian Consul in the relevant country. Additionally, this power of Attorney should be recorded at the Public Register of Companies in Peru.

  • Shareholders - The minimum number of shareholders to establish a corporation is two, Each one of the shareholders must grant a separate Power of Attorney .
  • Share Capital of the corporation - we advise that the share capital is S/1,000.00 which is the equivalent in US $350
  • Limited liability - shareholders' liability is limited to the par value of the shares they hold
  • Does not require a Board of Directors
  • The company requires a Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager who must be domiciled in Peru
  • Does not quote on the Stock Exchange
  • Company name end in Sociedad Anónima Cerrada or the abbreviation S.A.C


The process of a company formation in Peru can take up to 3 weeks. This including the signing of the Memorandum of Incorporation, Company formation through public deed, recording before the Public Registry and the Tax Authority and opening a banking account in the name of the company.

Benefits of a Peru Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in Peru
  • It is not necessary to visit Peru to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the Peruvian Public Register of Companies

Registration Information

To incorporate a Peru company the following is required for the Peruvian Public Register of Companies

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Peru Registered Office Address
  • Amount of capital
  • Passport/identity card of shareholders and directors
  • Proof of capital payment - certificate from bank, at least 25% of share capital must be fully paid before incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - which we draft for you

All official company documents must be in Spanish, but a certified translated copy in English may be attached if required.

Peru Company Type

The main type of company available in Peru:

  • Sociedad Anonima Cerrada (S.A.C.) - This is the most common form of organization due to its limited liability and flexible nature. It is the equivalent of a Private Limited Company. Shares may not be publicly traded.

Share Capital

There is no minimum capital requirements for a Peruvian company, and 25% of the chosen amount of capital must be fully paid up before incorporation. The remaining share capital may be paid up when the shareholders deem appropriate and may be in cash or assets. Only registered shares are authorised.

Company Shareholders

There must be at least two, and no more than twenty shareholders and they can be of any nationality and residency and may be individuals or corporations.

Accounting and Reporting

It is mandatory in Peru to keep accounting books, financial statements, and other records that accurately represent the companies financial position and explain its transactions. Financial statements must be filed in accordance with accounting principles in Peru, including International Accounting Standards.

Accounts must be kept in Spanish and in the national currency (Peruvian nuevo sol), unless the company receives or makes foreign investments.

Shareholder and director registers must be kept, and are available for public inspection upon request.

Financial statements must be prepared and presented at shareholder meetings but it is not necessary to have these accounts audited by an external auditor (with the exception of banking, insurance and listed companies).

Peru Company Name

We check that your Peru company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Peruvian Public Register of Companies, certain company names are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country. Prior approval by the Peru authorities is required.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Peru company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the Public Register of Companies are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Registered Office

Your company must have a registered office in Peru, this is where documents may be legally served - we can provide a registered office in Peru.

Shareholder and Director Meetings

In Peru it is mandatory to hold annual general meetings, which can be held in Peru or via video conferences, telephone or other similar electronic means.

Peru Company Formations

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