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Open a Joint Stock Company in Slovenia

Open a Joint Stock Company in Slovenia

Anyone may open a company in Slovenia, and the process is the same for nationals of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland, as well as non-EU investors who simply need to obtain residence permits for this purpose. The public or joint stock company is suitable for various activities, however, it comes to more requirements in terms of company formation.

Below, our company registration agents explain the main steps for opening a joint stock company in Slovenia. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to request our services.

Steps to register a joint stock company in Slovenia

Starting a business in Slovenia implies the same steps no matter the entity one chooses. Here is the process for a public limited liability entity:

  1. reservation of the company name;
  2. securing a legal address;
  3. drafting the incorporation papers;
  4. appointing the officers;
  5. opening the bank account;
  6. filing the documents with the Trade Register;
  7. collecting the Certificate of Registration.

If you need support in setting up a joint stock company in Slovenia, you can rely on our local agents.

Joint stock company formation requirements in Slovenia

Foreign citizens who want to open companies in Slovenia must know the following about the joint stock company:

  • – it is a limited liability company, therefore, it must comply with the Company Law;
  • – it requires at least one shareholder who can be a Slovenian or foreign citizen or a company;
  • – it requires at least one director;
  • – it must have a share capital of 25,000 euros.

The process of forming a limited liability corporation, public or private, in Slovenia is quick, simple, and implies minimal costs. It can take up to 8 days to get the business up and running.

Feel free to get in touch with our company formation agents in Slovenia for support in incorporating such a legal entity.

Characteristics of public companies in Slovenia

A corporation is a legal entity in which the share capital is divided into shares (stock) which is why it is also known as a joint stock company (Delnika druba – d.d.). The shareholders are not responsible for the joint-stock company’s debts, but the joint-stock company is, along with all of its assets. The initials “d.d.” must be included in the business name.

In respect to the share capital, here are the main aspects to consider:

  • – 25,000 euros is the required minimum startup capital, and it can be provided in kind or in cash;
  • – a share must have a value of at least 1 euro;
  • – the monetary contribution of the initial capital must be at least 1/3 of its total value;
  • – before registration, at least 25% of the nominal value of the shares must be deposited;
  • – before registration, contributions in kind must be provided in whole.

The share capital contribution is the main difference between a public and private company in Slovenia.

Slovenian joint stock businesses have the option of using either the one-tier management model, in which the company is managed and supervised by a board of directors, or the two-tier model, in which the management board and supervisory board independently carry out administration and supervision functions.

If you need more information on these aspects, you can rely on our local consultants.

Companies operating in Slovenia

According to information gathered by the National:

  • – there were 205,139 businesses operating in Slovenia at the level of 2019;
  • – the same year, the number of companies grew by 2.5%;
  • – manufacturing was the sector with the largest number of employees (23.4%);
  • – 34% of the total of companies was located in the Osrednjeslovenska region.

If you need support in opening a joint stock company in Slovenia, do not hesitate to get in touch with our agents.