According to the Russian Commercial Code there are 6 forms of business entities from
which 4 entities are used by foreign investors/owners:

  • Private Limited Company (ZAO) - min share capital RUB
    10 000. Some foreign companies use this entity.
  • Private Limited Liability   (OOO) - min share capital RUB
    10 000. Mainly used by foreign investors.
  • Public Limited Company (OAO) - min share capital RUB 10 000
    (banks, insurance companies, stock exchange, commodity exchange and other big
    public companies).
  • Representative Corporation Company (Rep. office) of foreign
    company in Russia (AO).

The registration of a company always requires assistance of a lawyer. All documents have to be translated and notarized.


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