Setting up a Branch Office (Subsidiary)

Companies may have branch offices outside their registered seat in which they perform their activities. A branch office is not a legal entity. The branch office is established by decision of the competent company body in accordance with the articles of association. The decision to establish a branch office must be notarized. Branch offices operate under their own company and should state their registered office and the registered office of the founder. Their operations do not create rights and obligations for themselves, but those rights and obligations are acquired by the founder of the branch office.

Foreign companies and individual traders may also operate in the Republic of Croatia through a branch office, whereby the same regulations apply to their establishment and registration as for branches established by domestic companies.