Registering a branch office of a foreign company in Serbia

A foreign company branch office is a separate organizational unit of a company through which the company performs activity in Republic of Serbia in accordance with the law.

A foreign company branch office does not have the capacity of a legal person, but in terms of tax have resident status.

Legal framework

Relevant regulations, whose subject is registering a branch office of a foreign company, are:

  • Companies Act (RS Official Gazette, No. 36/2011, 99/2011, 83/2014 and 5/2015)
  • Law on the Procedure of Registration with the Serbian Business Registers Agency (RS Official Gazette, No. 99/11 and 83/2014)
  • Rulebook on the Content of the Business Entities Register and Documents Required for Registration (RS Official Gazette, No. 42/2016) and
  • Decision on Fees for Registration and other Services Provided by the Serbian Business Registers Agency (RS Official Gazette, No. 119/2013, 138/2014, 45/2015, 106/2015, 32/2016 i 60/2016) Continue reading Registering a branch office of a foreign company in Serbia

Registration of the representative office in Serbia

Registration of the representative office in Serbia – the legal framework

The legal position of the representative office of a foreign company in the Republic of Serbia as well as the registration of a representative office in Serbia, are regulated by the provisions of articles 574-577 of the Law on companies (RS Official Gazette, Nos. 36/2011, 99/2011 and 83/2014 – other law and 5/2015), the Law on the Procedure of Registration with the Serbian Business Registers Agency (RS Official Gazette, Nos. 99/2011 i 83/2014) and the Rulebook on the content of the Business Entities Register and documents required for registration (RS Official Gazette, No. 6/2012).

The Law on companies with provisions of article 574. paragraph 1 define the representative office as a separate organisational unit of a foreign company that may carry out preliminary and preparatory work leading to the conclusion of a transaction by that company. Continue reading Registration of the representative office in Serbia