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Company Formation Poland



Establish a Branch in Poland

Updated on Friday 08th December 2017

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Foreign companies in Poland

Foreign investors have the option to establish a branch in Poland. This is a business form that will have lower incorporation costs than other legal entities and the mother company will be able to control its actions.
The branch has several advantages as well as some particularities to which the company aboard must pay close attention. 
If you want to open a Polish company and the branch is the chosen business form, our company formation experts can assist you.

The Polish branch

The branch in Poland is essentially an extension of the mother company incorporated in another country. This is an excellent choice for international companies that want to expand their activities to Poland and control the actions of their office in the country. Alternatively, foreign companies can open a subsidiary.
The branch must have the same business activities as the foreign company, it cannot perform different business actions. Moreover, one particularity of the branch is that it is completely dependent on the foreign company. This business form is part of the foreign entity, it does not have legal personality and any action or liability of the branch in Poland will directly affect the foreign company. The name of the branch opened in Poland must be the same as the name of the foreign company, translated into Polish and with the termination “oddział w Polsce”
The Polish branch does not require a minimum share capital but has to comply with certain requirements for registration.
Our representatives can give you complete details about how to open a branch in Poland.


Opening a branch in Poland

The branch in Poland must observe certain obligations, much as other Polish businesses. The legal entity must keep separate books (in Polish) according to the accounting principles in Poland. Any factual of legal changes in the status of the foreign company abroad, including liquidation or bankruptcy, must be notifies to the Minister of Economy.
The Polish branch must have an appointed authorized person who will represent the foreign company. The representative will need to provide details about his or her identification details like name and address in Poland.
A branch of a foreign company needs to be registered in the National Court Register and the follow documents are required to make the registration:
- minutes of the decision to open the branch;
- certified copies of the foreign company’s articles of association and information about its board members;
- information about the branch in Poland: business activity, name and address.
Our company formation agents in Poland can help you submit all of these documents and make any necessary translations into Polish. After registration, the branch will be given a certificate of registration. The branch will also need to register for VAT purposes.
Depending on the business activities performed by the branch, it may require special permits and licenses to function.
Foreign investors who need assistance for registering a branch or to open a Polish company can contact our Polish company formation consultants.



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Michał Gawlak is an experienced business consultant, specialized in corporate and tax law. He has helped many local and foreign investors open companies in Poland.


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