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Company Formation Russia



Holding Company in Russia

Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Holding-Company-in-Russia.jpgholding company in Russia is a legal entity that can control the management and the financial aspects of another company, as long as the holding company has a sufficient number of voting rights in the other companyHolding companies are incorporated with the sole purpose of controlling the assets of other businesses in accordance with the rights derived from the voting shares. Foreign investors who are interested in opening a holding company in Russia can receive an in-depth presentation on the main advantages of this type of company from our Russian company formation agents

Features of a Russia holding company 

According to the Russian legislation, which has recently been modified (1st of September 2014), a Russian company can’t be 100% owned by a holding company if its shareholder  is also owned 100% by another shareholder.  
company in Russia can be fully owned by a holding company if the other company has at least two shareholders. 
There are two types of holding companies in Russia
pure holding companies;
operating holding companies.
pure holding company refers to the entity which owns voting rights and shares in another company with the purpose of controlling various aspects of that business, while the operating holding company has the function of the pure holding company, but it also conduct its own businesses; our Russian company formation agents can provide you with further information on the types of holding companies

Advantages of a holding company 

Foreign investors interested in opening a holding company should know that such a company can receive dividends from the company in which it owns voting rights and shares; a holding company can offer finance to the other company and own intellectual property rights, from which the shareholders of the holding can receive royalties. It can also provide a unified management and an optimized distribution of cash flow. 
If you need further information on the holding companies in Russia, please contact our Russian company formation agents for assistance. 


  • John 2016-02-24

    I believe a holding company can offer many financial advantages to its partners, but also to the businesses in which this type of company has voting rights.

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