A liaison office
(representative office) is a structure that allows a legal entity to establish its presence in a country where it has not obtained yet the license of operating and conducting some marketing and other operations does not yet exist. A representative office
has a limited purpose and it cannot carry any direct business activities. Our specialists in company incorporation
can handle the process of opening liaison offices in the Czech Republic
and in other countries, thus, you can ask us for advice and assistance.
Aspects of a liaison office in the Czech Republic
A Czech liaison office is not a legal entity, incurring obligations on behalf of the foreign company. It has to list its business operations on the application for registration with the Commercial Register and it must appoint a director entitled to act on behalf of the parent-company overseas in what concerns the representative office.
Establishing representative offices in the Czech Republic
is governed by the rules of the Civil Code, the Trade Licensing Act
, partly by the Act on business corporations etc.
In case you wish to open a liaison office in the Czech Republic, you can be provided with assistance throughout the procedures from our Czech experts in company formation.
Allowed activities of a Czech liaison office
A Czech liaison office's activities
are limited, as this is a structure dependent on its parent company
• it can represent the parent legal structure;
• it can promote exporting and importing to/from the Czech Republic;
• it can act as a channel between the Czech companies and the parent-company overseas;
• a representative office is also allowed to promote technical and/or financial collaboration between the parent company and the representative office.
Therefore, the basic goal of a structure as such should be to advertise, to conduct market research, to supply information etc.
How to register a liaison office in the Czech Republic
A liaison office
usually follows the same registration steps as the other types of companies (for example the LLC
). A registration application has to be submitted, bearing the list of activities that will be conducted on the country's territory, as well as the reasons for setting up the representative office
As our specialists in company formation
have an extensive activity in these matters, you can contact us
for more information on how to form a liaison office in the Czech Republic