Doing business in France

If you are thinking of expanding your business in France, AHA’s experts are there to assist you either on an everyday or ad hoc basis.

The formalities related to setting up in France vary according to your country of origin. Our experts are on hand to help whether you hail from the European Union or farther afield.


Checking feasibility
Foreign companies wishing to set up in France are subject to specific regulations. Our experts conduct a feasibility study based on your particular sphere of business. Conditions may apply with regard to nationality, required qualifications and experience and it may be necessary to obtain official permits.


Finding premises
When you are moving abroad, finding suitable premises is an essential step. Our experts assist you in your search so as to narrow down possibilities and save time.


Handling formalities
A variety of corporate structures exist depending on whether you are a sole trader, a company, a liaison office, a branch or a subsidiary and whether you are a natural person or legal entity. You need specialist advice to make the right choice. Our experts can also handle all the paperwork related to company registration and domiciliation.


Welcoming your representative
You will have appointed someone in France to represent your interests and organise your business. There is a host of formalities to deal with: housing, employee status, health insurance, remuneration etc. before they can settle in. Our experts can handle this to take a weight off your mind.


Managing operations
Invoicing, cash, labour relations, accounting and tax obligations are all vital to the smooth running of a company. You may need guidance with understanding and complying with French customs. Our experts can find you the right tools to manage this or even carry out these operations on your behalf if you so wish.