Opening a Branch or a Subsidiary in Poland
Poland is an attractive option for foreign business
owners. When choosing to establish an office for a foreign company in Poland
, entrepreneurs can choose between a branch and a subsidiary in Poland
. Business entities form other EU member states enjoy the same right for establishing businesses
as Polish citizens.
Our Polish law firm
can help you choose the best business form
for your company. Subsidiaries and branches
each have their own advantages and it is best to seek professional assistance when deciding to invest in Poland
The main particularities of subsidiaries and branches in Poland
are presented below:
The advantages of a subsidiary in Poland
is the most popular business form for foreign entities
that choose to begin doing business in Poland
. Subsidiaries are legal entities
that usually are set up as a Polish limited liability company (sp. z.o.o.)
. The Polish subsidiary
is a distinct company in Poland
that bares full liability, as opposed to a branch.
This form of business entity is recommended for foreign companies
that want to limit the liability of their Polish operations. The Polish company
will bare full liability for its assets in Poland and the mother company will not have to deal with eventual losses.
The advantages of a branch in Poland
Unlike the subsidiary, the Polish branch does not have legal personality. Although this means that the foreign legal entity bears full liability for the branches’ actions, this form of business entity is easier to set up and can commence its activities faster. The foreign entity needs to appoint a representative for the Polish branch.
Branches in Poland
operate within the objectives of the mother company and are essentially a distinct and standalone part of the company, operating in a different country. Our law firm in Poland
can offer you detailed information about Polish legal entities
Please contact our attorneys in Poland
if you want to open a branch or a subsidiary
. We can help you with various legal issues and help you run your business in Poland
. Our Polish lawyers
specialize in various legal issues and can help you with any legal matter if you are interested in investing in Poland