Minimum Capital Requirements

Is there a minimum investment amount or minimum share capital requirement for company formation?

 

The minimum share capital for an SA, SAS or an SCA amounts to EUR 30,000.- of which a quarter must be fully paid up. The minimum subscribed share capital for an S.à r.l. is fixed at €12,000.- and must be fully paid up.

There is no minimum share capital requirement for the SCS or SCSp, and the partners may freely determine their contribution to the company.

 

Are there restrictions on the transfer of shares in private companies?

 

Shares of an SA, SCA and SAS are freely transferable unless otherwise restricted by their articles of incorporation.

Transfers of shares in a S.à r.l. to a non-shareholder are subject to the prior approval of the shareholders representing 75% of the share capital or in case their articles of incorporation foresees it 50% of the share capital

Partners interest in the SCS or the SCSp are freely transferable unless otherwise provided by the partnership agreement.

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