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Company Formation Luxembourg



Set up SOPARFI in Luxembourg

Updated on Friday 08th December 2017

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Set-up-SOPARFI-in-Luxembourg.jpgOne of the modalities through which foreign investors can open a company in Luxembourg is through a SOPARFI, which designates a financial holding company (societe de participations financiere). This type of business form describes a company which is used for purposes related to the financial investments. Our team of company formation agents in Luxembourg can offer assistance on the incorporation procedures applicable for this business entity. 

Legal entities for SOPARFI in Luxembourg 

A SOPARFI in Luxembourg is registered following the applicable regulations available for commercial companies. The procedure of company registration in Luxembourg applicable for the SOPARFI stipulates several types of legal entities under which this structure can be incorporated. 
The SOPARFI can be registered as:
public limited company;
partnership limited by shares. 
As a general rule, most of the SOPARFI in Luxembourg are registered under the first legal entity mentioned above - the public limited company and our team of representatives in company formation can offer advice on the main advantages of incorporating this legal structure. 


Registration aspects for SOPARFI

A SOPARFI can be opened in Luxembourg with the purpose of performing investment activities in other companies located in this country or in another jurisdiction. The procedure of company incorporation in Luxembourg states that the SOPARFI can undertake commercial activities as well. However, such activities must follow the provisions established under the company’s statutory documents.  
The SOPARFI’s statutory documents are the articles of association, which must be signed in front of a public notary in Luxembourg, that should further on be registered with the Trade and Companies Register

Taxation of the  SOPARFI in Luxembourg  

When opening a SOPARFI in Luxembourg, the investors should know that the legal entity can benefit from several tax exemptions, provided that certain conditions are met. 
As a general rule, the taxation on the distribution of dividends of a SOPARFI is imposed with a corporate tax applicable at the rate of 29,22%.
Please contact our team of company formation specialists in Luxembourg for more details on the registration of a SOPARFI business.  


  • Andrew 2017-04-28

    So, a SOPARFI offers the opportunity to develop both investment activities and commercial ones.

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