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How to close a branch in France of a foreign company?

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How to close a branch in France of a foreign company ?

Useful when a foreign company decides to close a place of business in France, the closure of a French branch requires the completion of a number of formalities with the Commercial Court. Click here to read in French.

easyACTES reviews the procedure to determine : how to close a branch in France of a foreign company ?

1 – Closing a branch in France of a foreign company.

What are we talking about ?

The closure of a branch in France concerns any permanent establishment, distinct from the head office or the main establishment of a company under foreign law.

The foreign branch is managed in France by the person required to register, an agent or a person with the power to enter into legal relations with third parties. The foreign branch is permanent and independent of the foreign company. It has its own registration with the competent Commercial Court.

2 – How to close a branch in France of a foreign company ?

Formalities and procedure at the french administration.

To close a French branch of a foreign company, you must first proceed with an amending registration at the RCS. Indeed, the branch has a legal existence in itself. It is registered with the RCS since it has its own registration. The closing procedure will always be the same regardless of the legal structure of your company.

To close a branch in France, a file must be filed with the Clerk of the Commercial Court of the branch’s jurisdiction.

This file is composed as follows :

→ A mandatory legal announcement published in a JAL ;

→ Completion of the cerfa M4 form, duly filled out and signed ;

→ An original power of attorney from the legal representative, if he has not signed the M4 form himself ;

NB : if the closure results in the sale of the business or the end of the management lease, the file is identical.

It is to be specified that if you only wish to move your branch to another region in France, then only carry out the procedures for changing the address of the branch in France.

3 – How much does it cost to close a branch in France ?

Mandatory registration fees.

Closing a branch involves the payment of registry fees to the RCS.

Expect a registration fee of about 195,38 euros (including VAT).

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