Types of company

Are you looking to start a business, open a shop or found a charity? If so, in most cases you will need to set up a company (société/vennootschap). There are various types of company, each with its own distinguishing features. You will therefore need to consider:

  • what type of company to choose (an SPRL/BVBA, an SA/NV or an ASBL/VZW);
  • what status to adopt. Will you choose to operate as a natural person(individual) or a legal entity (company), as a de facto association or a temporaryassociation?

To make the right choice and ensure the success of your business, you will need to know:

  • the main features of each type of company;
  • the obligations associated with each type of status;
  • the steps required to set up your chosen company.