At first glance, the process of incorporating in France may seem to be a lengthy and daunting task. Our team is here to make the experience of starting a business in France as simple as possible.
Starting a business in France can be done in a multitude of ways. Your business could take the form of a corporation with the limited liability traditionally tied to legal personality (ex: SARL or SAS), or take shape under a single ownership (ex: SASU, EURL). The legal status of the sole proprietorship is inherently simpler than that of the incorporated model with the LLC characterized by the separate legal personality of the firm and its shareholders.
The key features of corporate existence in France are defined in Article 1832 of the French Civil Code:
“A company is created by two or several persons who agree by contract to devote to a common enterprise property, or their own services, with a view to sharing the profit, or benefit from the savings, which may result therefrom. In cases set out by the law, it may be created by the will of one person. The members undertake to contribute to any losses”.