Set up a business in Spain: Pre- incorporation

We analyse all available legal forms so that you can choose the most appropriate one for your needs.

The pre-incorporation study isn’t just an added extra for setting up your company in Spain, it’s an essential analysis.

It allows you to safeguard your interests in our country and ensure the most favourable tax and labour regulations apply.

With our help, you’ll have all the tools necessary to comply with the bureaucracy involved in setting up a business in Spain.

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The pre-incorporation study involves:

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A tailor-made solution for every need when setting up a business in Spain

The pre-incorporation study makes it possible to safeguard your interests in our country and ensure the most favourable tax and labour regulations apply.

It involves actively listening to the client’s needs, a thorough understanding of the commercial legislation and all available legal forms, and an accurate analysis to help decide which legal form of company is best for you. As a result, not all business consultancies are willing to do this, and those that do charge exorbitant prices.

Which legal forms will work best for your project?

We study the unique features of your business and listen to what you intend to do when setting up your business in Spain. This helps us conduct an in-depth analysis of the whole range of options offered by commercial legislation in Spain and identify those that would work best with your specific case.

We present you with our detailed study so that you can use our advice to make the best decision for you.

Whether you need to set up a new company in Spain or find legal and tax representation in Spain to operate with a VAT number, at Leialta we have the solutions for your company’s success.

  • With our help, you’ll find yourself fully capable of overcoming the bureaucratic hurdles involved in setting up a business in Spain and able to focus on what really counts: developing your business and achieving your goals.
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Risks of setting up a business in Spain without carrying out a prior study

Thinking about investing in our country? You should be carrying out a study prior to setting up a business in Spain to consider the risks involved and avoid issues related to non-compliance with regulations or a lack of understanding of the market.

Risks of not conducting a prior study

A professional team to help you build your company successfully


At Leialta, we can:

  • Study your intended business operations in Spain.
  • Provide preliminary commercial and tax advice, with the aim of determining the best structure to implement in Spain, in accordance with your activity.
  • Create the final structure to be implemented. Creating a branch, subsidiary or operational start-up with tax identification (CIF) registration.
  • Organise your company incorporation, drafting statutes, notarisation and registration in the Commercial Register.
  • Provide registration for a non-resident tax identification number (CIF) and the relevant VAT registration required to be able to operate in Spain.
  • Prepare tax forms.
  • Provide a recurrent service.
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Jose Luna

Head of the Legal and Commercial consulting area

“I met Paul some time ago, both professionally and personally. I find him a committed and efficient person whch is not as common as it might seem for people working in tax and financial advice. His vision and closeness have helped me a lot to understand the problems and the solutions.”

Alberto Santos

CEO of Evercom

“Leialta is an excellent organization of serious, committed, and very close people who strictly adjust to deadlines, demonstrating a high level of professionalism in their daily performance.”

Alberto Peñuelas

CEO of Bebidas Peñuelas S.L.

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“I have met and worked with Javier for more than five years. Javier is a competent and hard-working professional. Particulatly, he has an attitude, discipline, and customer care that I have rarely encountered in my working life.”

Marco Longoni

Chief Financial Officer of ERG

“We have been lucky enough to rely on a team led by Javier from the very beginning of our business. Although it was a complicated "adventure," Javier has demonstrated a personal touch and exceptional professional capacity, sparing no effort, during all the months that he has been leading the Project.”

Jon Armentia

Corporate Director of Lar España

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“Paul is a bright, responsible person with extensive experience in his work and mastery of all the activities we had contracted. He led the group of people who carried out the activities and, as a representative of his company, he took the responsibility to present and explain the result of the work, both monthly and at the end of the year, before his Management Committee and Board of Directors. Which he did always to the complete satisfaction of our Board of Directors and General Management Body.”

Rafael Garcia Valenzuela

 Former CEO of Grupo Capital Energy

“I have always been loyal to the people who have been advising me for a long time in the provision of recurring services. Therefore, I plan to continue counting on Paul and Javier for a long time. They are magnificent professionals in the consulting world.”

Pablo Del Rio

CEO of The Racket Store

“Servihenares company group has been working with Leialta for years. The result of working with them is that you can dedicate yourself entirely to your business because you are in professional hands regarding tax, labor, and legal advice. They are always there with agile and efficient responses whenever you need them. Thank you for the peace of mind you provide.”

Jose Luis Fernández

CEO of Quality Transfer

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“It is very encouraging to know that, in any situation of doubt in our administrative tasks, we are supported by a great team of professionals who provide solutions to our problems. Besides, if the human treatment is also exquisite, the work becomes easier.”

Susana Aguado Alonso

Head of Administration of Sibis Real Estate

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“We have been working with Leialta for the past two years and the results have been outstanding. They are very professional, and at all times, they have helped us in accounting, tax, and labor matters to resolve everything that has arisen day by day with the company and the administrations. I would certainly recommend them to any company. My relationship with them is excellent.”

Nieves Robleño Pinilla

Head of Administration and Human Resources of Convey Systems

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We at Displaynote are really pleased with the full suite of professional services that Leialta provide, which includes accounting, tax and payroll services. We now understand our finances better and have a much greater understanding of our compliance requirements within our Spanish subsidiary.

The team at Leialta are pro-active in identifying any issues and provide clear and concise advice when required. We would highly recommend Leialta to assist any UK based Company who are looking for trusted advisors in Spain.”

Alan McDail

Chief Financial Officer of DisplayNote Technologies

“Professionalism, trust, and proximity are the qualities that define your excellent work. Your collaboration in our business projects has been a pleasure.”

Concha Gallego

CEO of Jamonia Gestiones SL

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Success stories Global Voice Group

GVG is a foreign company operating in Spain. GVG’s management was unaware of the tax and accounting regulations in Spain but still had to meet the applicable accounting obligations as a foreign company.
We guided GVG in identifying its accounting and tax obligations in line with its corporate structure. During the process, GVG has acquired an understanding of the taxes it faces as well as the cause of these taxes.

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