Register a Branch Office in SpainLegal Liability

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Legally, it is necessary to highlight that, regarding branches of foreign based companies, they do not have their own ‘legal personality’, that is to say, that they are not a company distinct from the original parent company, even though they be inscribed in the mercantile registry with their own registered number. Accordingly, the founding company is legally responsible for the actions and obligations that may be derived from the activity of the branch, that basically means that the liability of the parent company is unlimited.

As an alternative, a limited company may be established in Spain to avoid this issue.

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    Lucio Mesquita, Malaga

    Mr Miguel Prieto from advocate abroad was very prompt and helpful during my interactions with him.


    Feb 14, 2020
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    Raffaele went out of his way to make sure I solved all my problems in the most cost-effective way possible. He also takes full responsibility for doing a great job and making sure the client is happy.


    Aug 26, 2019
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    Jun 18, 2019
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    Apr 01, 2019
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    Nick Nicolaou, Oviedo

    Very Satisfied with Miguel's work. He was very helpful and we would definitely use his services again in the future.


    Feb 20, 2018
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    Gavin Jones, UK

    It was a real pleasure to have Miguel working on my behalf to file my non-resident taxes. He was extremely helpful, gave reassuring advice and I had a high level of confidence in the transactions.


    Miguel is now acting as my fiscal representative in Spain and I plan to continue to use his firm's services for all my tax requirements.


    Feb 19, 2018