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Setting up a subsidiary in the UK

If you are overseas and considering investing in the UK, or if you are already established here and need help in taking your business to the next level, our experienced team of lawyers are here to help you set up your UK subsidiary

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Setting up a subsidiary in the UK

We advise overseas clients on setting up business in the UK and, most importantly, which type of business they should establish.  A number of different types of corporate structures can be set up, depending on the overseas company’s goals. The three most common are a limited company, a branch, and a limited liability partnership.

We will advise you on the most appropriate structure for your business and the legal documents to need to protect you in the future such as a shareholder agreement or limited liability partnership agreement.

We can also support you with the ongoing filing obligations at Companies House, which is the UK’s register of companies.

Some of the questions we can help you answer are:

  • How do I establish a business in the UK?
  • What type of business structure is right for me now and in the medium/ longer term?
  • What legal documentation do I need?
  • I do not have live in the UK, can I still set up a business?
  • What ongoing legal obligations will I have for the UK business?
  • What other key legal issues should I consider – such as terms and conditions and data protection?
  • Do I have to register the business with the UK tax authorities?  We can also refer you to appropriate accounting advisers.

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Reading RG1 2LU

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Southampton SO15 2BE

 

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The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
4 Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

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