Swedish Limited Liability Company (AB) Company Formation

A Swedish Aktiebolag (AB) is equivalent to a Limited Liability Company in the UK or a GmbH in Austria and Germany in that it is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it. For sole traders and for people in partnerships, the individuals’ personal assets are at risk if there is a claim against the organisation but shareholders in an AB are liable to lose only the value of the share capital to which they subscribe.

Company Name

The company name must be approved by the Bolagsverket. Your company name may be in any language but it must be unique and certain words, such as ‘bank’, ‘insurance’ and ‘group’ require special permission. Once you have chosen a company name we can check with the Bolagsverket to verify that the name is acceptable. You can check your proposed name now using our free Company Name Check service, after a name has been approved we can reserve it free of charge for ten days.

Registered Office

All companies are required to have a registered office in Sweden, where legal company documents and correspondence may be served. We provide a registered office as part of our incorporation package.

Directors

Only one director is needed with at least one director being a resident in the EEA. Director registers must be filed and kept up to date at the Bolagsverket and they are available for public inspection upon request.

Shareholders

Only one shareholder of any residency and nationality is required. This means 100% foreign ownership is permitted. Annual general meetings may be held at any time during the year, in any location and can be attended via electronic means.

Share Capital

The minimum share capital is SEK 50,000. This share capital may be expressed in cash or assets.

Filing Requirements

All companies are required to file annual financial statements with the Bolagsverket, these must be filed within seven months of the end of the accounting period and all statements must be recorded in the Swedish language and drawn up in Euros or Swedish Krona. An auditor is required if company employs more than three individuals.

Timescale

Once all the necessary information has been received the incorporation will be completed in two to three weeks.

Sweden Company Formation fees

Sweden – AB Company – 2 to 3 weeks

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Liaising with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with the Companies Registry
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Minutes appointing first Directors
  • Preparation of the first minutes of Board Meeting
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier
£4310
Additional Services
Company Administration & Registered Office£4830
Government Fee£800
Notary Fee£720
Bank Account Assistance£750
Annual Renewal Fees
Company Administration

  • Provision of the Registered Office and Registered Agent in Sweden
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
  • Maintaining statutory records
  • Maintenance of Shareholder Register
  • Maintenance of Director Register
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • 12 months basic consultation
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents
£5000

 

The company will be incorporated using your chosen name and we ensure that the procedure is as simple for our clients as possible.

The whole incorporation process can be arranged online and we will administer the preparation and filing of all registration forms on your behalf.

Upon receipt of the filing confirmation from the Companies Registry, we will email you with the incorporation details and then forward the premium binder containing all the official certificates and documentation.

Proof of Identity

As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders of the company.

Travel

Although not mandatory, visiting Sweden is highly recommended in order to incorporate.

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