Set Up a Franchise Business in Gibraltar

Updated on Sunday 22nd May 2022

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Set-up-a-franchise-business-in-GibraltarGibraltar is one of the most prolific economies in the European Union and it attracts many investors from both EU and non-EU countries. Many of them come here with the purpose of setting up new businesses, however during the last few years most of them have turned their attention to large international companies which do not have any presence on the Gibraltar market and thus decided to set up franchise businesses.

Gibraltar has a directory from which enterprisers can choose the suitable franchise they want to buy. Our company formation consultants in Gibraltar can assist foreign investors who want to set up franchise businesses in the Rock.

How to open a franchise business in Gibraltar

The first step to set up a franchise business in Gibraltar is to register a company with the Companies House in the Rock. Foreign investors can choose between the several types of structures available under the Companies Act when choosing the company which will be used for the business venture.

Once the company is registered, the business owner who will become the franchisee must sign a franchise contract with the parent-company, called franchisor. The agreement must specify the conditions under which the franchise will operate, the goods or services which will be sold or distributed, and the fees related to the sale of franchise.

Even if there is no law to govern the franchise business, there are standard formats for the franchise agreements which can used by local investors who want to set up this type of venture in Gibraltar.

Why set up a franchise business in Gibraltar?

Gibraltar is a small UK territory, therefore the British legislation which is recognized all over the world applies here, as well, which makes the Rock a great place for carrying out a franchise business. Also, Gibraltar has a common border with Spain, home to some of the largest fashion retailers in the world, therefore it is very easy for enterprisers to conclude franchise agreements with large companies here.

Gibraltar has one of the lowest corporate taxes in the EU, which is another reason for which foreign investors set up not only franchise businesses, but all sorts of companies here.

If you want to create a franchise business and need assistance, do not hesitate to contact our company registration agents in Gibraltar.


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Call us now at (+44) 203-287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers who are handling company formation procedures in Gibraltar. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Gibraltar.

As a our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Gibraltar.



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