Setting up a Company in Spain

About to start a company in Spain? You want to register your company in the Spanish commercial register?

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    Establishing a company in Spain is easier than you think, we implement and co-ordinate all aspects of the company/branch set-up so your business is up and running quickly and efficiently.

    Scudamore Law is a firm of English-speaking international business lawyers in Spain, specializing in setting up businesses for foreign investors.

    We provide a single point of contact to simplify and expedite the company formation process. We communicate with you in English, in terms you understand, obviating unnecessary complications and saving management time and expense.

    With 20+ years’ experience of Spanish business law and foreign investment in Spain, our friendly team is here to help and advise you with your company formation or holding company requirements.

    You can call us on (+44) 0207 097 5550 (for our UK offices) or (+34) 915 93 91 26 (for our Spanish offices), fill in our contact form or email us at and we will revert ASAP.

    “Excellent, friendly and highly professional support in setting up a business in Spain.” five star rating Scudamore Law

    “Wonderful team of professionals. All bilingual in Spanish and English. Understand multiculturalism and have lots of experience. Fully recommend.” five star rating Scudamore Law

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    We deliver operational, compliant business structures enabling you to conduct business activities and employ local staff from day 1.

    Company Formation Services

    We advise you on the most appropriate corporate and tax efficient structure for your business in Spain (limited liability company, branch…)

    So, whether establishing a new Spanish company, branch or representation office in Spain, we coordinate and implement all aspects of the business launch:

    • Company / branch formation
    • Assistance with opening bank account
    • Registered office address
    • VAT / tax registration (CIF) with Tax Agency
    • Commencement of trading filing
    • Registration with the Social Security
    • Bookkeeping, payroll and accounting
    • Provision of tax representative
    • Spanish residency

    Our team of international business lawyers has 20+ years experience of foreign investment in Spain and is expert in all the international and cross-border aspects of these operations.

    We provide full on-going support services after the company is registered and fully incorporated in Spain.

    • Corporate governance
    • Company secretarial services
    • Employment law
    • Company tax advice and accounting
    • Lease/acquisition of commercial premises
    • Regulatory registrations and compliance
    • Commercial contracts
    • Protection of trademarks and intellectual property
    • Online sales and data protection
    • Dispute resolution and litigation

    Scudamore Law’s team of international business lawyers is fully conversant with the ramifications and pitfalls of setting up business in Spain.

    We advise on the appropriate business model depending on the commercial objective: to obtain work/residence permits for the assignment of foreign personnel; to control “permanent establishment” risk; reduce payroll and social security costs…

    We advise on the compliance requirements where directors or shareholders are non-resident, as well as assisting and advising on regulatory requirements, registration with the necessary authorities, employment contracts, work/residence permits and related issues.

    Why Choose Scudamore Law?

    20+ experience

    We anticipate your needs, obviating the time and expense of corrective action later on. 

    We communicate in native English

    Our dual-qualified English/Spanish lawyers are expert in Spanish and English company law.


    Professional ethos of the English Bar.

    Highly personalised service

    We keep our clients informed and confident that their matters are well managed and under control.

    Flexible, commercial approach

    We put ourselves in the client’s place and strive to achieve the best outcome.

    Price transparency

    No hidden cost.

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      Our friendly team is here to help and advise you. Please fill in the form on the right and we will revert ASAP.


      Tel. UK: +44 207 097 5550

      Tel. Spain: +34 915 939 126