Luxembourg Company Formations

Luxembourg Company Incorporation

We can provide a full range of professional services in Luxembourg including company formations, registered office service, company secretarial services and company documents.

Luxembourg Sàrl Company Formation

  • Powers of attorney to lodge documents
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • Money placed in trust temporarily in Luxembourg
  • Registration of incorporation of the company
  • Granting of a registered business number from the clerk of the commercial court
  • Registration of the incorporation with the commercial court and publication in the Memorial (official journal)
  • Request for a Business Licence
  • Notary Publics fee and payment of capital tax
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder

Luxembourg - Sàrl Company Incorporation

Société à Responsabilité Limitée or Sàrl is the equivalent to a limited liability company.

It is not a requirement to visit Luxembourg to complete your incorporation.

  • Check the company name for uniqueness with the Registre de commerce et des sociétés du Luxembourg
  • Open a bank account in Luxembourg and deposit the share capital €12,500 The bank will then issue a money blocking certificate for the incorporation before the notary
  • The incorporation must be done before notary public
  • Provide power of attorney to a mandatory if the shareholders cannot attend the incorporation meeting
  • Article of Association prepared with the collaboration of the notary
  • The registration and publication of the incorporation of the company is done by the notary
  • After the incorporation meeting, the notary issues the money releasing certificate to make bank account available for the company

Company Name

The registry may request a French or German translation if a foreign language is used. Your company name will need to end with Sàrl.

Company Directors

  • Only 1 director is required
  • A director can be of any nationality
  • The names of directors do not appear in public records

Company Shareholders

  • Only 1 shareholder is required
  • If there are fewer than 25 shareholders, annual general meetings need not be held
  • A shareholder can be any nationality

Share Capital

The minimum share capital for a Sàrl is €12,500 and the capital may be expressed in any currency. Shares are not freely transferable, transfers require the agreement of all shareholders.

Registered Office

Your Luxembourg company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Luxembourg. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. we provide this registered office service in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Sàrl

Société a Responsabilité Limitée Sàrl
Minimum Directors One
Minimum Shareholders One
Minimum share capital €12,500
Minimum Share Value €25
Annual General Meetings No if under 25 shareholders
Corresponding type of UK company Private Limited Company (Ltd)

Share Capital

The company’s capital is divided into equal equity interests with a par value which may not be less than €25, and the transfer of shares to parties who are not shareholders is subject to strict conditions laid down in Article 189 of the Act on Commercial Companies.

General meetings of the shareholders

In companies with fewer than 25 shareholders, it is not mandatory to hold an ordinary general meeting of the shareholders.

Soparfi - Société de Participations Financières

The Soparfi is a fully taxable Luxembourg resident company that takes advantage of the participation exemption in Luxembourg and that may benefit from double taxation treaties signed by Luxembourg as well as the provisions of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive.

Limited Liability Company - Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Sàrl

The liability of the shareholders is limited to the amount of the capital they have paid, and their shares may be transferred only as provided for by the law.

The statutes or Articles of Incorporation must be published in either French or German. Among other items, they must specify the objects of the company, the share capital and shareholders, directors, year end date and details on the annual general meeting.

The minimum paid-up capital must be deposited with a bank, which will then issue a certificate confirming that the amount has been deposited. This certificate is sent to the Notary to confirm that the capital is held in the company's bank account.

Shareholders may be individuals or companies of any nationality or residence.

Directors may be individuals or companies of any nationality or residence. They are elected for up to six years and can be re-elected, unless otherwise specified by the company statutes.


The articles of incorporation and the names of all directors must be published - Publication is in two stages: first by being deposited with the business register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés) within one month of completion of the deed of incorporation, and secondly by formal publication in the official journal of the Grand Duchy - the Mémorial du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Recueil Spécial des Sociétés et Associations; within a month of deposit with the registrar.

Luxembourg Branch Office - Succursale

Any foreign company that wishes to create a branch in Luxembourg is required to register with the Trade and Companies Register.

Branches in Luxembourg are governed by the law of another EU Member State, registration with the Trade and Companies Register consists in fling a form accompanied by a certificate of registration (extrait) which must contain the following information:

  • Branch address
  • Branch’s activities
  • The register with which it is registered and the company’s registration number with this register
  • The name and form of the company
  • Name of the branch if it is different from that of the company
  • The appointment, termination of duties and the names of the individuals who have the power to commit the company as regards third parties
  • The permanent representatives for the activity of the branch with an indication of the scope of their powers

Various documents will need to be translated, the documents include:

  • Your parent's company registration certificate
  • Your company's Articles of Association
  • The names of the company's directors and secretary

Luxembourg branches of foreign companies that are not governed by the laws of an EC Member State must also file the company’s certificate of incorporation and statutes with the Trade and Companies Register.

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Luxembourg Advantages
  • Time - only 10 - 15 days to incorporate your Luxembourg company
  • Cost - a Luxembourg company will cost £5720
  • Share Capital - the share capital requirement is €12,500
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your Sàrl company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • VAT - the standard rate of VAT is one of the lowest in the EU
  • Confidential - the names of the directors and shareholders do not appear on public record
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process