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How to register a Representative Office of a foreign company in Moldova?

Registration of representative offices of foreign companies in Moldova. What is a representative office of a company? In essence, a representative office is a separate subdivision of a legal entity, located outside its main location, operating on a permanent basis, having its own management and the necessary material support for the implementation of part or all of the activities of the legal entity. It is important to note that according to the legislation of the Republic of Moldova, the representative office is not a legal entity and operates according to its own regulation, approved by the body that decided to establish it. Representative...

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Requirements to a Company Legal Name in Moldova

Before registering a company in Moldova, an entrepreneur must choose a name for his company, for which he will need some knowledge of the provisions of the law governing the requirements for the name of a legal entity. According to the law, a legal entity may participate in legal relationships only under its own name, established by the founding document and registered properly. The Company is entitled use its name from the moment of registration. Choice of Company Name. In fact, the founders of the company have the right to choose any desired name for the company, provided that it will contain, in...

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Forms of Doing Business in Moldova

What are the forms of doing business in Moldova? Before starting a business and the process of company formation in Moldova, an entrepreneur must familiarize himself with the organizational and legal forms of entrepreneurial activity. In accordance with national legislation of the Republic of Moldova, entrepreneurship activity can be established in the following organizational-legal forms: a) sole proprietorship; b) general (full liability) partnership; c) limited partnerships; d) joint-stock company; e) limited liability companies; f) production cooperative; g) business cooperative; h) lease enterprise; i) state and municipal enterprise. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP The individual enterprise (Sole proprietorship) is that one which belongs to the citizen under his rights of ownership or belongs to the members of...

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Suspension of company activities in Moldova

After the start of entrepreneurial activity, economic and financial activities, not in all cases, can go according to the originally developed plan. Thus, a situation may arise when a pause and revision of the business strategy is necessary. The main reasons for the suspension of the company's activities may be: - extraordinary circumstances under which it is impossible to ensure the normal operation of the company (pandemic, hostilities); - introduction into regulations of temporary or permanent restrictions on certain types of activities or persons (food embargo, revocation of licenses, introduction of a regime for restricting certain types of activities, etc.); - the company's performance...

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Doing business in free economic zones in Moldova.

What are the advantages of doing business in free economic zones of Moldova? Currently, a large number of countries in the world, including the Republic of Moldova, have created free economic zones to accelerate the economic development of regions, create new jobs and attract foreign investors who want to start a new business. What is a free economic zone in Moldova?   In accordance with national law, free economic zones (free enterprise zones) are part of the customs territory of the Republic of Moldova, economically separated, with strictly demarcated perimeter, where for local and foreign investors, according to the law, are allowed on preferential...

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Arbitration in Moldova – General Information

General information about arbitration. What is Arbitration. Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution by arbitrators appointed for each particular case (ad hoc arbitration), as well as by permanent arbitration institutions. Usually by arbitration are resolved disputes between the parties arising from civil legal relations, including property, contractual and non-contractual relations, such as: – sales of goods, services, performance of works etc. – or connected to property, including intellectual. Who can be an Arbitrator. Theoretically, can be an arbitrator any individual having full capacity of exercise who has given consent to arbitrate and, according to the parties view, is competent to solve the dispute. The...

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Registration of modifications in the company’s statutory documents in Moldova

After company registration in Moldova, in its constitutional documents can be made the following modifications: • Change of the name; • Change of the administrator; • Change of the registered office; • Change of the share capital; • Change of the shareholders; • Change (supplement) the types of activity. Required documents: For the registration of modifications of the constitutional documents or of other registration details in the State Register, the applicant has to submit to the Public Services Agency the following documents: a) application on registration of the modifications, according to the sample approved by the State Registration Authority; b) decision of the relevant authority of the legal entity regarding...

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Enforcement of foreign judgments in Moldova

What means a foreign judgement. The foreign judgment means a decision rendered in the civil cause by the common law court or a specialized court in another state. Foreign judgments, including amicable agreements, are recognized and fully enforced by law in the Republic of Moldova if that it is stipulated by international treaties to which Moldova is a party or on the principle of reciprocity regarding the effects of foreign judgments. Foreign judgment can be submitted for enforcement in the Republic of Moldova within three years from the date of its entering into force, according to the law of the state where was...

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