Hi folks I have a legal challenge that maybe some of you can help me answer.
We (The Hum) have been invited to do some training work with an EU agency in Helsinki. I’m trying to work out the best legal entity to use.
Currently we have a New Zealand business. Most of our work is in Europe, but our tax residency is in NZ. All the places we work have double tax treaties with NZ, so all of work is treated as an NZ export, and we pay income tax once, at home.
For this EU job, we need a European legal entity, which is registered in the European Commission’s procurement database.
So first question: does anyone already have a legal entity, registered with the EC, that they’d be happy for me to use as a subcontractor? I’m happy to pay a fee.
Second question: can anyone offer advice about setting up a fresh legal entity in Europe, or the EC registration process?
We are looking at setting up an Estonian company, but mostly because they have good marketing, not necessarily because it is the best option!