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Company Formation Russia



Liaison Office in Russia

Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Liaison-Office-in-Russia.jpgEntrepreneurs interested in the business market available in Russia should know that they can set up a liaison office, which is a legal entity that is established in order to communicate with the head office of the company; the liaison office is opened in order to maintain the relations between the parent company and the suppliers or partners in the country where the office carries out its operations. Our Russian company formation agents can provide assistance for the incorporation of a liaison office in Russia


Characteristics of a Russian liaison office

Foreign investors who want to open a liaison office in Russia can perform a limited number of activities, which have the purpose of promoting the parent company on the Russian market.
As such, a liaison office can conduct the following activities: 
market research;
participate in seminars;
offer promotions. 
An important aspect is that the liaison office is not considered a different legal entity than the parent company; it is seen as an agent representing the parent company on the Russian market. As such, the office can’t conduct businesses, nor sign contracts with various partners. 
According to the Russian legislation, all companies in Russia, regardless of their business form, have to register with the local authorities; our Russian company formation agents can provide you with further details on this matter. 


Registration of a liaison office in Russia 

The registration of a liaison office is comprised of a much simpler procedure, compared with the incorporation of a regular company. The office must receive an accreditation issued by the State Registration Chamber; after this, the liaison office must be registered at the local authorities.
The State Registration Chamber will issue an accreditation permit available for a determined period of time – for one, two or three years. 
The liaison office should register at the following authorities: 
State Tax Authority;
State Committee for Statistics;
Pension  Fund;
Medical Insurance Fund;
Social Insurance Fund. 
If you need further information on the liaison office in Russia, please contact our Russian company formation agents, who can assist you to register a company here.


  • Jane 2016-03-11

    I am interested in opening a liaison office in Moscow or in Saint Petersburg, as these are the largest cities in the country.

    Hello, you can send us your request at office@lawyersrussia.com and one of our lawyers will help you open the liaison offices. 

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