Corporate Department

We provide advice that matters, fewer words, more work. Always committed to excellence.

Why to have business activity in Spain?

Along with the monetary and policy-based incentives to open a startup in the country, Spain also has two massive markets that are primed and proven to achieve success for companies. According to EU Startups, Barcelona is ranked as the fifth largest startup hub in Europe. Madrid is not far behind as the seventh best on the list. These locations are critical bases for startup success, but also, due to the RENACE program, startups are able to enlist workers from other areas of Spain that may be better specialized for the work they need to be done without having to leave the hubs of Barcelona and Madrid.

FORM A COMPANY

Our English Speaking Lawyers in Madrid & Barcelona will guide you through the company formation process and advise you about the most suitable legal structure for your business, taking into account details such as the size of the company, the number of shareholders, the purpose of the business, and other issues that will have an impact on taxes.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Our General corporate advice involves advising on the following matters:

– Drafting the Company by-laws.

– Advise on the most efficient and compliant corporate governance structure.

– Assistance at the shareholders and board meetings.

– Drafting of minutes and certificates.
Advice on the optimisation of distribution of dividends and interest payments abroad.

– Provision of Legal advice on directors duties and liability, share dealings, corporate compliance and company secretarial services.

SELF-EMPLOYED REGISTRATION

Autonomo status is the Spanish equivalent of self-employed or freelance and also covers people operating (unincorporated) small businesses. There are no requirements to show any business plans, capital or prove any professional qualifications. Save time and money by registering as an autonomo with our team of English speaking Lawyers in Spain.

Corporate English Speaking Lawyers in Spain:

Our team of corporate English Speaking Lawyers will collaborate with you to start, develop and organize your company in Spain. From the milestone of opening your first business, to mergers and acquisitions or commercial contracts we provide a cutting edge commercial service for our clients representing them in the full range of their business interests.

Hector Lopez

Head of the Corporate Department

“We know the legal aspects of getting your business project in a foreign country can be anything but an easy, straightforward process, – that’s why we come in! We will be by your side every step of the way, so you can actually focus your time on your new Spanish Business Project.”

About the department

We are a group of corporate Spanish Lawyers with an international background and able to speak several languages. We have extensive experience in assisting foreign entities setting up their business in Spain either through starting a new company, acquiring or merging with an existing business in Spain. Once the company is up and running we also provide a variety of corporate governance services to ensure the Company, its Directors and Shareholders are compliant at all times with the Spanish Regulations.

Our Achievements

  • We advised a party during involved in a significant commodities group in South Africa. 
  • We supported  with the acquisition of a Spanish business that owns land involved with a lucrative agricultural business in Andujar, Jaen.
 
  • We advised UTIME FITNESS SPAIN on the acquisition of a business unit of a Spanish company and focused on obtaining the most efficient tax structure for the deal.
 
  • We acted on behalf of Ramco India, a publicly listed company in India that specializes in IT and computer data processing. We helped them establishment a Branch of their business in Spain. 

Corporate Department Services

PURCHASE A COMPANY

Our multilingual experienced lawyers will guide you through the whole process, advising you on each step to perform the due diligence proceedings until everything is completed for your peace-of-mind. Our services include the following:

  • Advice on the definition of strategies in investment and disinvestment processes
  • Support and advice on business and asset purchase and sale processes
  • Legal and tax advice in respect of group restructuring
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Execution of association and cooperation agreements and structures (Joint Ventures)
  • Coordination of international M&A processes, including due diligence

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Our General corporate advice involves providing counsel on the following matters:

  • Drafting the Company by-laws
  • Advise on the most efficient and compliant corporate governance structure
  • Assistance at the shareholders and board meetings
  • Drafting of minutes and certificates 
  • Advice on the optimisation of distribution of dividends and interest payments abroad
  • Provision of Legal Advice on directors duties and liability, share dealings and corporate compliance, as well as company secretarial services.

INFORMATION ABOUT COMPANIES REGISTERED IN SPAIN

We provide our clients with access to information on the legal and financial status of Spanish companies enrolled in the Commercial Register. For example, information on its organizational and shareholder structure, annual statements and adopted corporate resolutions.

GET A NIE NUMBER

A NIE is every foreigner’s identification number in Spain and it is required in order to file taxes, establish a business, open a bank account, and for almost any other form you will have to fill out. Save time and money by submitting your application with our English Speaking Lawyers in Spain and we’ll have your NIE ready.

GDPR COMPLIANCE

To become GDPR compliant you’ll need to store, maintain and protect both your client and employee data according to the new EU-wide regulations. Lexidy can help you become compliant while you focus on the running of your business. Start the process today and minimize any risk to your operations with our English Speaking Lawyers in Spain.

SELF-EMPLOYED REGISTRATION

Autonomo status is the Spanish equivalent of self-employed or freelance and also covers people operating (unincorporated) small businesses. There are no requirements to show any business plans, capital or prove any professional qualifications. Save time and money by registering as an autonomo with our team of English speaking Lawyers in Spain.

OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT

Empower our English Speaking Lawyers in Madrid & Barcelona to represent you in the opening of a bank account in your name, at a chosen Spanish first line bank. The Power of Attorney can be signed in Spain but also at a notary’s office in your country. It contains advanced provisions to protect you. You choose when it takes effect and which powers/authorities to grant.

SUBSIDIARY OFFICE

We will act on your behalf to set up a subsidiary office of your company in Spain. Our services also include advice about the most suitable legal structure for your business, taking into account details such as the size of the company, the number of shareholders, the purpose of the business, and tax implications.

BRANCH OFFICE SETUP

We will help you launch a Branch Office of your business without you travelling to Spain. A branch office does not have its own legal identity, does not require a minimum share capital, and acts as an agent within the limit of the powers granted by the parent company. Setup a branch office efficiently with Lexidy.

REGISTER TRADEMARK

A trademark is a sign that distinguishes one brand from another. Trademarks can be words, logos, devices or other distinctive features – or a combination of these. The trademark registration process takes from 5 to 10 months to complete if no oppositions are filed against your application.

COMPANY WIND-UP

Voluntarily striking off or closing a company in Spain, for whatever reason, can be daunting if you are unaware of the potential steps or pitfalls involved. That is why we strongly encourage our clients to get early legal advice to avoid a later headache.  Our Spanish Lawyers will guide through the process to have your company liquidated cleanly without leaving a trail of civil and/or possibly criminal liabilities behind you.

DEBT COLLECTION

Collecting overdue debts without legal help can be a very time-consuming, stressful and frustrating process. The day-to-day running of your business should be your focus, not chasing debtors. Lexidy can help you reclaim the money you are owed – efficiently, legally, and conveniently.

Find you Corporate Lawyer

Héctor Lopez Vazquez

Head of Corporate Department

Madeleine Cadwell

Paralegal

Marta Ametller

Paralegal

Samuel Ortega Vega

Lawyer

Be happy. Join a community of satisfied and successful customers

Rick Kleinhans
Rick Kleinhans
13:03 27 Apr 22
Lexidy has been a lifesaver. The entire team has helped us so much on different matters both personal and corporate. Isabel in correcting an error by a previous accountant that was costing us an extra €1000 every month in social security payments! Jose with various matters and tax advice. Diego in helping us get documents notarized in Valencia even though he is based in Madrid. I cannot recommend them enough!
Aleksandar Vorinski
Aleksandar Vorinski
08:12 25 Apr 22
I recently purchased apartment, got NIE and opened bank account with their help. I m satisfied with their service, they are accurate and responsible.
W
W
17:31 24 Apr 22
I’ve dealt with hundreds of solicitors through business over the years but I must say Cristina and Lexidy Law are really something special. Responsiveness, proactiveness, knowledge and professionalism is, quite frankly, outstanding.M.
Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
11:03 31 Mar 22
Lexidy did an amazing job setting up our company in Spain, which was a complicated and lengthy affair which they handled with patience and professionalism. Their ongoing tax, accounting and payroll services have been greatly appreciated. Friendly and professional team with perfect English. Highly recommended!
Jonas Hendrickx
Jonas Hendrickx
15:50 03 Dec 21
The labour law advice I was looking for. Delivered the answer quoting the law texts in Spanish as requested to make sure I was actually getting the correct answer for my question!These people are worth your money.
Kristen Wilkinson
Kristen Wilkinson
14:53 20 Oct 21
Update: While all of the initial responses were pretty quick, they started getting busy, so I had to constantly follow up. We have since sought assistance elsewhere.My husband and I plan to move from the USA to Porto, Portugal in the spring/early summer of 2023. We didn't know where to start or what to expect. I searched online and found Lexidy Law Boutique. Their website is intuitive, informative and inviting. I emailed the office and Lidiane responded within a few hours. Based on the information in my email, she emailed us appropriate information on our situation. She was very professional and offered to set up a web call if we wanted to. We ended up having our web call today and will be starting our journey of becoming Portuguese citizens. She informed us of the first steps, all of the documentation we need and what the law firm can do for us. Right after our call, she emailed us detailed information regarding pricing and what is entailed in that pricing. So far, the beginning of our journey is a positive one.
Parisa Fardad
Parisa Fardad
05:20 21 Sep 21
I have started to work with this company which was my friend recommendation. My first experiences have been very good. They are responsive, friendly and cares about their costumers.
Thijs van de Laak
Thijs van de Laak
05:16 15 Sep 21
I experienced good, constructive and accurate service by Lexidy in composing my SHA. Thanks Hector and Samual
陳震東
陳震東
07:43 08 Sep 21
Samuel is very professional and patient. Really appreciate.
Erik van der Linden
Erik van der Linden
00:01 08 Sep 21
I contacted this company regarding a Labour dispute with a former employer. I quickly got an honest response that according to Spanish Labour laws, nothing could really be done anymore. Impressed with their swift, direct and honest opinion, I explained this was a very unusual case and would like to hire their services. Again I got a swift and direct answer that they did not deal with those kind of cases. Rather than milking a client, they showed admirable integrity by turning down the case…. a rare quality these days. My compliments.
Signore Raffaele
Signore Raffaele
12:53 07 Sep 21
The service I have received from Hector has been extraordinary.He has helped me opening bank accounts, managing my NIE and setting up my company's branch in Spain.I am very grateful for the help and the exceptional treatment and management.I won't hesitate to contact him again for any other business I may need.
ZULFU S.R.O
ZULFU S.R.O
16:40 04 Sep 21
We used Lexidy to help establish our company in Spain. The whole team and especially Samuel, were very helpful and professional. Their customer service is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.
Darren Doody
Darren Doody
17:40 02 Sep 21
Professional Lawyer service which fits around the client. Thank you Max for the expert advise. You have put our minds at rest and look forward to working with you. Definitely would recommend this company.
Greg O'Brien
Greg O'Brien
14:16 01 Sep 21
In Lexidy I found the perfect partner for meeting my legal needs. Establishing a company can be a difficult task at the best of times and is made even more complex when you are doing this during a pandemic and in another country. Lexidy and in particular Hector Lopez Vazquez made this a simple and efficient process for me. Hector was professional, friendly, responsive and very supportive throughout the whole process. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lexidy and Hector to anyone with similar requirements.
Somi Nokarizi
Somi Nokarizi
13:34 13 Aug 21
I highly recommend you to cooperate with Lexidy! For me as a lawyer by education finding a trustful law firm was not really easy! In Google you can find many of ads and checking all of the companies when you are in the country and you don't want to work with scammers it could be challenging. Since I found Lexidy from the first online meeting that I had was clear for me LEXIDY has a perfessional team, transparent , responsive and trustfull ! They helped us to firm a new company in portugal and we got legal consultation for migration and realestate subject which was great and completely fullfill our basic needs to plan for future! Having right legal assistance means a lot when you are a newcomer in the country!
Jay G
Jay G
10:18 13 Aug 21
Had a very informative and productive conversation with Lidiane (for free) which was scheduled soon after my initial D7 visa enquiry (lodged via their website). Lidiane clearly has expertise in this area and was extremely generous with time and openly offering her advice. Not just that, she was extremely pleasant to talk to. TY !
Lauren Meyer
Lauren Meyer
16:21 10 Aug 21
My dream of living in Spain came true not only for me, a U.S. Citizen but also for my boyfriend who is a Guatemalan Citizen. They were able to help us both get approved by helping us with the paperwork needed by working with both countries. I can't say enough positive things about this company and how we will be forever grateful to Lexidy. Especially Max! Thank you!
Gail Robinson
Gail Robinson
18:48 05 Aug 21
Lexidy guided us through the purchase of an apartment in Barcelona. It was quite complicated; we were in New York and because of the pandemic had to do everything remotely. This would have been impossible without the sound advice--in English!--and help of various lawyer at Lexidy, particularly Alejandro Cano. They even inspected the apartment because we couldn't see it in person and arranged for us to open a bank account. Since Lexidy is the only law firm i Barcelona we've worked with, I can;t compare them to others there but working with them was certainly easier than dealing with U.S. law firms. Highly recommended!
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