E&C Law Firm has incorporated over 400 Romania companies having foreign shareholding structures in all Romanian major cities, from Cluj and Timisoara to Bucharest and Constanta. We would consider Constanta as perhaps the 3rd major destination for those foreign investors expanding to Romania (the first 2 being Bucharest and Cluj). It’s very important to note that in some instances the commercial register (Registrul comertului) clerks in Constanta can be less acquainted with more complicated structures such as FILIALA or SUCURSALA branches. A diligent approach is thus required as well as assistance from a Romanian lawyer.
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Can I open a company in Constanta no matter of my residence?
Yes you can: a Romanian company can be owned and managed by any citizen without any limitations or conditions, no matter of these are EU residents or not. These conditions apply of course to companies anywhere in Romania, and not only Constanta.
Do I have to visit Constanta in order to register the company?
You do not have to visit Constanta necessarily as you can sign the required documents in front of any Romanian notary. It’s in fact not even necessary to visit Romania. In this case signatories have the following alternatives;
a) sign the documents at the Romanian Embassy in their country of residence;
b) sign and apostille the documents if the country of residence is a member of the Hague Convention;
c) Notarize and legalize the documents with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if the country of residence is not a member of the Hague Convention.
Do I have to have a Constanta company for activating in Constanta?
Not necessarily. A Romanian company established somewhere else in the country can also establish a so-called ‘Work Point” (PUNCT DE LUCRU) or a SUCURSALA (branch) if it requires to establish its business locally in Constanta.
Can a Constanta company become an EU VAT payer (registered on VIES)?
Yes, any Romanian company may become a VAT payer on a European level no matter where its main headquarters are located (Constanta included).
Can you offer a virtual office/company seat in Constanta?
Yes, we do offer registered addresses anywhere in the country. The address is provided by Romanian registered lawyers.
Why should I open a company in Constanta?
Constanta is one of the most highly urbanized counties in Romania. Constanta is located in the extreme south-east of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. Its administrative territory area is 1121.66 square km.
The Port of Constanta is the main Romanian port on the Black Sea and the fourth most important in Europe, and is spread over an area of 3182 ha. The port and the fact that Constanta is linked with Bucharest through a rather newly finished highway make the city the most important transportation hub in the country.
Constanta also has a very important tourism potential as the Romanian seaside focuses two thirds of Romania’s tourism resources and approx. 43% of the accommodation capacity of the country and about 60% of domestic and international tourist flows in Romania.