Legal Services in Montenegro
Legal Services in MontenegroUpdated on Thursday 23rd April 2020
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Moving to a new country should imply specialized advice with respect to the laws of that state. This is also the case of Montenegro which is currently not part of the European Union, therefore the laws here are quite different.
With a vast experience in all types of legal matters, our law firm in Montenegro can advise foreign citizens from all over the world, no matter if they want to open companies here or if they simply need assistance in relocating here for work purposes.
The legal services provided by our Montenegro lawyers
In the list below are just a few of the legal services offered by our lawyers for those interested in obtaining legal assistance in Montenegro:
- - guidance in various corporate matters which can range from starting a business to liquidating it;
- - legal advice in litigation matters, including debt collection, employment issues, and contractual disputes;
- - assistance in civil matters related to family matters: marriage, divorce and child custody;
- - assistance in taxation matters – our lawyers can explain the tax legislation in Montenegro.
If there is any legal aspect that was not covered in the list above, we encourage you to reach out to our Montenegro law firm and simply ask us about your problem.
Below, we will offer detailed information about some of the legal services available in Montenegro.
Assistance in civil matters in Montenegro
The Montenegro Civil Law is very complex and understanding all the aspects related to a single procedure could be, in fact, more complicated. This is why we have a team of lawyers who specialize in civil matters, among which assistance in family matters.
Our family lawyers in Montenegro can guide foreign citizens who want to get married or divorced in this country. They should know that the documents required in various civil proceedings depend on their residence status and on their nationality.
We can also offer legal assistance to those in need of guidance in child custody and maintenance, and in spousal support after divorce. Our legal services cover procedures completed with the Montenegro courts, but also arbitration and mediation.
In order to benefit from the best results, we invite you to come for an initial meeting and establish the best course of action in accordance with your needs and on your case. We remind that all our legal services are personalized.
Assistance in obtaining residence permits and citizenship in Montenegro
One of the most sought legal services is related to the procedure of applying for a work and residence permit. We mentioned before that Montenegro is not part of the European Union, therefore the procedure of obtaining any of these permits implies specific steps. Among these, preparing a set of documents in accordance with the type of visa to be obtained and ensuring sufficient funds for living here.
We offer legal assistance to those immigrating to Montenegro for work or investment reasons. It is important to know that the documents required for each immigration case depend on the nationality of the applicant and the reasons one wants to move to Montenegro.
Montenegro is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeastern Europe which is why it attracts many foreign citizens who move here with the intention of living for large periods of time or even retire here. Those interested in moving to Montenegro can obtain support in applying for citizenship after they have lived here for a specific period of time. There is also the possibility of acquiring a Montenegro passport by investment. This option was created in 2018 and is currently one of the most successful citizenship by investment programs in Europe, as it offers the possibility of acquiring a Montenegro citizenship in a very short timespan with one of the lowest amounts of money to be invested - 350,000 euros.
Our lawyers in Montenegro can explain the criteria related to obtaining citizenship in this country, whether after living here based on a residence permit or by investment.
Among the legal services offered by our Montenegro law firm, we mention the assistance in preparing the documents for applying for citizenship, the thorough assessment of each case in particular and support in connecting with the authorities for a fast track procedure.
Establishment of a company in Montenegro
In the matter of opening a company in Montenegro we can help with the following:
- - consultancy in choosing the structure best suited to the need of the client;
- - preparation of all the documents related to registering the company, including making any copies, translations and notarization procedures;
- - filing the documents for opening the company with the authorities in charge;
- - obtaining the tax and VAT identification numbers and the licenses for a fast start of the activities.
Once the company is established, clients can also request other legal services that could ease the procedure of doing business in Montenegro, including advice on the legislation on foreign investments which will help them apply for governmental support.
When it comes to opening a business in Montenegro, we will first advise on all the types of structures available for registration and their requirements, as imposed by the Commercial Code. Foreign investors can set up the same types of business forms as local entrepreneurs, which is one of the greatest advantages this country has to offer. Among these, the limited liability company represents the safest option for investors when it comes to the protection of their personal assets.
We invite foreign investors who want to set up businesses in Montenegro to get in touch with our local lawyers for detailed information about the procedure of opening a company here and about the documents they need to prepare in order to benefit from a fast company incorporation procedure.
There are also clients who prefer to buy ready-made companies. We can accommodate that for you: we can help you choose the right type of shelf company, draft the paperwork for the transfer of ownership and file the necessary changes brought to the company with the Trade Register in Montenegro. The shelf company is a good option for those who want to start the operations as fast as possible.
Debt collection in Montenegro
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate litigations in Montenegro
Assistance in drafting contracts and due diligence in Montenegro
Among the important services offered by our attorneys in Montenegro, a foreigner can choose and work with us when it comes to preparing various types of contracts. Among these, sale-purchase agreements for real estate properties, employment contracts, distribution agreements or joint venture agreements are just a few of the types of contracts our lawyers can draft.
In the same area of the Contract Law, the lawyers in our firm can also help in vetting various types of official documents and perform due diligence procedures.
We can assist with due diligence when it comes to verifying a company before entering any legal arrangement, but we can also assist with real estate due diligence procedures when selling or buying a property in Montenegro. Our due diligence procedures will help you understand if the business you are about to enter into is a good option, or if the property you are about to buy does not have any hidden encumbrances
Tax advice and planning services
We remind foreign investors who want to open companies in Montenegro, that the taxes they need to pay here are some of the lowest in Europe. For example, the corporate tax rate is set at 9% if the company is a Montenegro tax resident.
Obtaining licenses and permits
There are various types of businesses which require applying for specific business licenses. These procedures can be lengthy and demanding if the company owner does not know how to prepare the documents required by different authorities. Our Montenegro lawyers can help you prepare the documents needed to obtain various authorizations.
Liquidation and dissolution of the company
In terms of company liquidation, we can help with the preparation of the required documents no matter if the company is terminated voluntarily or compulsory. By working with us, you will ensure the company is closed in a proper manner and avoid further unpleasant surprises.
Why work with our law firm in Montenegro?
With a vast knowledge in various legal fields, our lawyers in Montenegro will offer targeted support in the matter you need to understand. With us, you will benefit from personalized services and quick answers to any questions you might have. Our solutions are offered after first discussing with the client about all the possible options.
Some of our services can also be accessed remotely. Among these, if you want to open a business in Montenegro, power of attorney will help us do that on your behalf. Through a power of attorney, we can also represent you before the authorities, so when you come to Montenegro, you will start the operations directly.