An investor opening a business in Russia will have many forms to fill out, documents to prepare, and applications to file. No matter what kind of legal entity you are planning to form, you will have a great deal of paperwork to get through. If you are not familiar with Russian laws regarding such forms, you are likely to make mistakes that will cost you down the road. By using the document preparation services of Jus Privatum, you will know that your applications and registrations are complete and meet all the requirements of Russian law.
Documents Needing Special Attention
There are some incorporation documents that need to be drafted with special care. Your company charter is one such document. When you work with the legal and business experts at Jus Privatum to draft your charter, you can be confident that all possible risks have been minimized and that you have efficient means of control over your local entity.
Whether you are managing a major international company or a small entity with several employees, it makes sense to adopt Russian regulations when drafting legal documents. When you work with us, we will make sure that you are aware of any special provisions of Russian law that are applicable to your business activity. These documents will be thoroughly reviewed by tax authorities and if there are any mistakes or omissions, your application could be denied and you will have to start all over.
Documents Needed for Incorporating Your Legal Entity
The exact documents you need will depend upon the type of legal entity you are forming, but the basic list of documents is about the same for limited liability companies, public and non-public joint stock companies, and partnerships. The incorporation documents you will have to prepare locally include:
- The foundation agreement of the new entity (if the new entity has more than one founder).
- The protocol of the founders’ meeting or, if the new entity has only one founder, the resolution of the founder on the establishment of the new entity.
- The charter of the new entity.
- Confirmation of payment of the state registration fee.
- A copy of a lease agreement or a landlord’s guarantee letter for the company’s registered address, together with a document confirming the landlord’s right to the property to be leased by the Russian entity.
In addition to these documents, the foreign participant, shareholder, or partner should prepare and provide the following documents duly executed in the country of residence:
- The registration certificate, certificate of incorporation, excerpt from the trade register, or certificate of good standing.
- The charter, including the articles of association and by-laws of the foreign participant, shareholder, or partner.
- The application for the state registration of the new entity.
- The power of attorney issued by the founder for the establishment of the Russian company.
All documents issued by the foreign legal entity must be notarized and legalized in the country of preparation. Any document supplied in a language other than Russian must be accompanied by a notarized Russian translation. The Jus Privatum team includes skilled translators who are aware of the formal requirements of the Russian authorities and are able to draft flawless translations. Russian law allows for incorporation documents to be bilingual, drafted in two columns, so that the foreign investor understands the legal content of his own charter, but this must be done by a translator with perfect knowledge of both English and Russian legal terminology. Our translators have this knowledge and are experienced in creating this type of document.
Jus Privatum Will Make Sure Your Documents Are in Order
There are many unknowns for foreign investors looking to open a business in Russia, but when you work with an experienced partner, you can eliminate much of the guesswork. The document preparation, translation, and filing services at Jus Privatum will take a difficult part of the process out of your hands so you can be sure it is being done right the first time. Fill out the form on this page to connect with us. Let us know how we can help you.