Slovakia is the second country in EU where it is possible to buy such a company
The firm Spoločnosti Online dealing with the sale of ready-made companies is the first one on the Slovak market to come up with the opportunity to buy a European company. The advantage of purchasing a ready-made European company, i.e. a new company exclusively based on the purpose to be sold, is mainly in the fact that the process of establishing a European company is very complicated in comparison with other legal forms of enterprise. Slovakia has become the second country in EU where it is possible to buy a European company as a ready-made one.
“We expect a great interest in this form of a company in Slovakia, mainly because of better conditions for the enterprise within the EU thanks to the uniform European currency,” says Zuzana Klímová, the managing director of Spoločnosti Online dealing with the sale of ready-made companies. “SE (Societas Europaea – European company) is a demanded form of a trade company among the entrepreneurs because as it is the most prestigeous form of enterprise that is possible to establish in current Europe,” states Petr Mála, the managing director of the firm Společnosti Online from the neighbouring Czech Republic which has more than a year-long experience with selling European companies. Over the year 2008 it sold the most of them out of all the sellers of these companies in CR and it is on the top of its segment. A ready-made European company is worth buying also because the list of ways how it can be established is limited. Apart from other conditions they also contain e.g. a requirement of a beyond national element in the process of establishment which is an obstacle hard to overcome for many firms.
Companies with an attribute SE (Societas Europaea) differ from other types of enterprise used so far in several ways. The crucial difference is the possibility to choose the country of the registered seat of the European company that may be in anyone of the countries in EU. “According to the current business plan the firm can move its seat to those countries of EU where there are more beneficial tax conditions in that certain case, certainly, after fulfilling particular parameters. As soon as the company aims at the further commodity, the seat of the company can be changed. Primarily, in the EU the opportunity is taken by companies from areas like trade with debts, trade with goods, purchase and sale of capital shares in companies, services on the internet and so on,” Zuzana Klímová explains.
The European company – Societas Europaea is one of the newest legal forms of enterprise on the old continent, respectively in European economic area. Except the tax optimum there are further advantages for which European entrepreneurs choose this particular form of business. The trade company with an attribute SE also provides the cut in expenses on the administration and management as it is possible to choose the so called monistic system of management at which the company is administered by one statutory body – administration board. A standard joint stock company is obliged to have the managing body (board of directors) and the supervisory body at the same time.
The firm Spoločnosti Online, Ltd. came into existence in May 2003 as the daughter company of the Czech firm Společnosti Online, Ltd. and it provides services in the area of establishing and administration of companies. Since the right beginning of their existence both firms have been inspired by specialized companies abroad and have concentrated on the specific activity – the sale of Slovak and Czech ready-made companies. Within the last four years they have sold more than 2 500 of ready-made companies, i.e. about 70% of all ready-made companies that have been established in Slovakia and Czech Republic in that time.
For more information go to www.slovakcompanies.sk .
20. Mar 2009 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff