Spain Certificate of Good Standing – Nota Simple
A Certificate of Good Standing does not exist as such in Spain, but we can obtain a Nota Simple document that serves a similar purpose. This Spanish company document proves the existence and registration of the Spanish company.
Certificate of Good Standing fees
- Certificate of Good Standing Notarised: £260
- Certificate of Good Standing Apostilled: £420
- Company Search Report: £112
- Expedite fee: £60
The Certificate includes the following:
- Registered Company Name
- Company Registration Number
- Date of Incorporation
- Company Type
- Name of the registry – Registro Mercantil Central
- Tax reference number
- Company object – this can be important in Spain, as a contract could be ‘ultra vires’ or subject to special rules
- Share Capital – issued and paid
- Name of Directors/ Administradores – or people with Power of Attorney (the POA needs to be registered)
- Information about published data – incorporation, lodging of accounts, changes in directors and others, as required by law
Nota Simple – Details of Directors/ Administradores
A director in Spain can sign contracts on behalf of a company in their own right or with the consent of other directors depending on the powers they have been given in the deeds of appointment.
When relying on a director’s powers, look out for the following descriptions
- Administrador Mancomuniado – where consent of all directors is needed, before signing a contract
- Administrador Único – where there is only one director
- Administrador Solidario – where each director with this designation can bind the company in a contract.
The Law of Companies Financed by Capital means that an administrador solidario may have to get consent of Shareholders to sign an important document.