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Open a Company in the Construction Sector in France

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Open-a-company-in-the-construction-sector-in-France.jpgThe construction sector is one of the most attractive industries in France due to the development of tourism, but also to the large number of foreign citizens relocating to this country and buying properties here. Opening a company in the construction sector in France is good business opportunity for both small and large foreign investors seeking for a country to expand their businesses in. It is also important to notice that the government is committed to help various industries in the country through tax incentives, the construction sector being one of them.

In order to set up a construction company in France, one must respect the provisions of the Construction Law. Our French company formation agents can offer information about the legislation on construction applicable in the country.

Types of structures for opening a French construction company

The Commercial Law provides for several types of entities which can be used by foreign investors seeking to establish a business in the construction sector in France. This is because some of the projects are developed by the government and special requirements apply. Foreign investors seeking to open a construction company in France may choose between the following types of structures:

  • -          economic interest group;
  • -          simplified joint stock company;
  • -          general partnership.

Private companies are also an option, however this type of company is usually employed by small contractors in France. Our company registration consultants in France can assist with the company incorporation process with the Trade Register.

Licenses for companies in the construction sector in France

Once the company is registered, it is required to apply for various licenses depending on the project it will undertake. The building permit which is usually issued by the local authorities and must be requested by the company building the construction or by the owner of the real estate property. Also, depending on the destination of the building other licenses are required.

Construction companies in France must also comply with the environmental and sustainability requirements imposed by the Construction Law. They must also comply with the safety requisites of the Employment Law.

For more information on how to open a company in the construction industry, please contact our company formation representatives in France.


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Call us now at +33 9 73 22 01 51 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Paris, France. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to France.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in France.



Starting a company in France can be difficult since it involves such complex procedures. The team from CompanyFormationFrance is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area.
Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu & Cuc Law Firm
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