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Setting up a branch or subsidiary in Spain

A direct route for established companies to access to one of the most thriving and versatile markets in Europe and the world. Let our team do the legwork to identify the best legal option and manage the entire registration process, leaving you free to focus on growing your business globally.

Management of the end-to-end process

  • Direct access to the EU market
  • No need to establish a brand new company
  • Choose the option which best fits your company’s needs – the two options offer different advantages depending on your goals:
    • The main difference between the two options is the level of dependence on the parent company. When setting up a branch in Spain, both control and legal responsibilities fall more on the parent company. On the other hand, a subsidiary has more decision making power, with more legal and fiscal responsibility within the Spanish system.

Branch or subsidiary?

Our legal experts will assess your situation and guide you through the options available and the corresponding tax requirements based on:

  • The purpose of the branch or subsidiary, and what function it serves in the company as a whole.
  • The size and structure of the company, and the desired relationship with the new branch or subsidiary.
  • The country of origin of the parent company, and what taxation agreements it has with Spain.

    Leverage Spain’s solid infrastructure and seize your business opportunities with our help! Choose Carbray!

    Whether you want to set up a startup, a smaller business or one of the world’s largest corporations, at Carbray we can serve all your needs, big or small.

    From remaining compliant with creating your branch or subsidiary to obtaining the required immigration documents to start operating, we will take care of the end-to-end process so you can focus on the planning of your business.

    Our Corporate team of lawyers possess the necessary skills and know-how that will get your business established in record time.

    Rest assured that your case will receive the best support that will allow you to seize your global opportunities.

    Tell us your objectives. We’ll deal with the logistics

    Process with CARBRAY

    Our corporate legal team have all the contacts and know-how to make the process of setting up a branch in Spain smooth and speedy, so you can relax knowing that we’re dealing with the whole process.

    You want your new branch or subsidiary up and running in the quickest time possible, with no hidden steps or unnecessary delays due to tedious paperwork and legal details.

    How we work:

    • Initial review to confirm that the project is eligible, we’ll guide you on the best option between branch or subsidiary, and advise you on the best procedure to move forward, along with clearly defined costing.
    • Full preparation of all legal paperwork – deeds, statutes, notarial requirement, registration forms, name certification, taxation forms.
    • Management of all necessary appointments when documentation has to be presented in person. Our team carries out a meticulous check of each application before submitting.
    • Progress tracking – our team will be in frequent contact with the authorities to get a resolution in the shortest time possible.
    • Dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems
    • Management of the process end-to-end – we manage every step for a bump-free experience. Whether you need a Visa to get started, want to extend your residence permit to your family or need to hire foreign workers, our departments will seamlessly coordinate to offer you solutions.

        What are the requirements?

        The most important first step is deciding which option is best for your circumstance – forming a subsidiary or setting up a branch in Spain. Hence why having an expert legal team on your side is a must.

        The documentation required will depend on the case, and some common requirements are:

        • Visa or NIE of the branch or subsidiary founder(s) / administrator(s)
        • Legal certification that the name is available in Spain
        • Documentation to prove existence of the parent company
        • Documentation related to the legal address of the new brand / subsidiary
        • Registration with tax authorities, local authorities, social security and the mercantile registry

        Our team will help you to obtain all necessary permits or visas, registration appointments and meticulously prepare and check all of the documentation for you. 

        You’re in good hands!

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        Speak with a legal expert to find out which registration option best suits your business interests.

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        Don't take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us!

        Sara NiegoSara Niego
        17:18 31 Jul 22
        We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
        S. ParkS. Park
        12:56 25 May 22
        I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
        Nick AmadoNick Amado
        09:41 17 May 22
        I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
        Kim BingleyKim Bingley
        09:57 13 May 22
        We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
        Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
        11:57 02 May 22
        Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
        helen mayallhelen mayall
        11:41 02 May 22
        We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
        08:41 14 Feb 22
        We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
        Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
        19:05 23 Jan 22
        Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
        Dan SDan S
        12:53 05 Jan 22
        They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
        Sachin ShahSachin Shah
        13:39 05 Nov 21
        Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.

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