Do you want to incorporate a foundation or association? If so, you have to take into account the specific rules about the founders, the articles of association, the contribution …. After signing the deed of incorporation, you also need to comply with a number of formalities before your not-for-profit association or foundation can conduct its activities. You will find on this page more information about the incorporation of an association or foundation.
Is the undertaking operated by the natural person alone (as a “one-man business”) or do you have an interest in setting up a company structure? Both possibilities entail advantages, risks and restrictions. Therefore, it is crucial to become informed in advance on the applicable rules. You will find on this page more information about the different ways to do business.
A foreign undertaking which does not want to set up a Belgian legal entity can choose to open a branch office in Belgium. A branch office is the extension of a foreign company that conducts, in a sustainable and regular manner, its business activities in Belgium.
In order to set up a branch office in Belgium, no notarial deed is needed. Nevertheless, you still have to take into account a number of formalities. On this page you can find more information about this.