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Local business incentives - Legal forms of companies - Registration and licensing procedures - Legal framework - Foreign exchange control - Regulations concerning equity investment - FDI inflows - Expertise of the political risk

Local business incentives

Within the PHARE programme, foreign companies and especially the European Union's small companies can benefit from technical and financial aids in order to carry out their projects. This programme, aimed at developing Eastern countries, contributes sharply to rising up the number of joint-ventures. The Trade and Investment Promotion Office (TIPO) provides support and assistance to foreign investors.


Legal forms of companies

Form Number of partners/shareholders Minimum and/or maximum capital Liability Registration fee Release of financial documents
D.o.o From 1 to 50 shareholders - Minimum SIT 2.1 million
- Minimum SIT 14,000 per shareholder.
-25% of each contribution must be released.
-The amount of contributions must exceed to SIT 1,100,000.
Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed. Expenses depend on the amount of capital subscribed. About SIT 57,500 including notaries' fees.
D.d Minimum 5 shareholders Minimum SIT 4.1 Million. This amount must be paid as soon as the company is set-up. Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed. Expenses depend on the amount of the subscribed capital. About SIT 75,000 including notaries' fees.

Registration and licensing procedures
Status must be drawn up in a notarized deed. They must be approved by the Registration Office which will send the file to the Statistics Office. Then, the founders will have to open a bank account in order to transfer the capital. Finally, the company's registration must be published in the offical advertisement journal within two months after the setting-up (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia: OGRS).

Foreign exchange control
Free conversion of the Slovenian currency, Tolar, is carried out, as well as the right to repatriate profit and capital.

Regulations concerning equity investment
A majority holding interest in the capital of capital of a local company is legal in Slovenia.  

Foreign Direct Investment inflows in Slovenia

FDI inflows 2003 2004 2005 World rank (*)
FDI inflows (USD million) 333 827 496 92/141
Source : UNCTAD - World Investment Report
Note : (*) World Rank = UNCTAD Inward FDI Performance Index. It is a measure of the extend to which a host country receives inward FDI relative to its economic size. It is calculated as a ratio of the country's share in global FDI inflows to its share in global GDP.


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