In what form can you do business in Poland?
In Poland, business activity can be carried out in the form of a sole proprietorship or, if two or more people wish to conduct business together, within the civil partnership or the following commercial companies:
- a registered partnership;
- a professional partnership;
- a limited partnership;
- a limited joint-stock partnership;
- limited liability company;
- joint-stock company.
It should be kept in mind, however, that additional requirements have been introduced for foreigners from outside the European Union (e.g. having a residence permit) – their non-fulfillment may cause that not all the above mentioned forms will be available for a given person. However, without meeting the additional requirements, a foreigner may always undertake the activity in the form of a limited partnership, limited joint-stock partnership, limited liability company and joint-stock company. Moreover, instead of establishing a commercial company, foreign entrepreneurs may also operate in Poland through a branch office.