Legal Address

Legal Address in Moscow

In order to set up a subsidiary or representative office in Russia, you first need to have a legal address, where the office will be registered. The quality of this address already plays a decisive role for the tax authorities and banks during the registration process. There is a lot to consider here in Russia.

Excerpt from the Russian Civil Code:

“Every enterprise and representation in Russia must have a legal address. This address must be communicated to the authorities when the company is formed. A legal address primarily serves as a contact for the authorities, in particular the tax office.”

Attention: The business address in Russia is not always the same as the legal address!

It is not enough to rent a postbox to obtain a legal address. A full written lease or sublease agreement with a landlord is required. He or she must formally agree to the use of the physical address as legal address.

The aim: you get from us an official and high quality legal address. High quality in this terms means that this address is not used for too many companies. Those so called “mass addresses” or “dummy addresses” can cause severe problems when one of the registered companies is listed on blacklists of tax authorities or banks.

There are several ways to get a legal address:

1st option: You rent an office in Moscow. By doing so it has to be kept in mind, that there has to be a document saying that the landlord allows the usage of this address as a legal address.

2nd option: When you do not want to rent an office in Russia, you can get a legal address from us. The legal addresses offered by us in Moscow are all fully fledged legal addresses, which means the permission of usage as a legal address as well as a sublease agreement are on hand.

Further information you can find at our information sheet “Legal Address in Moscow”

Why is the legal address that important?

The legal address is not only the address where your company is registered. Russian authorities use this address to contact the company. Therefore, all outgoing documents from the finance office to the company will be delivered to this address. To make sure that several deadlines are not missed, one should take care of deliveries and reply them as soon as possible. Thereby the quality of this address plays a crucial role: if one address gets used for too many companies (i.e. a dummy address), it can happen that this address gets rated poorly by banks, other companies or Russian authorities. As a result, it can be much more difficult to open a bank account, take part in a call for bids, or found a new company.

Why is our address a good legal address?

  • Because we offer our address only to selected client companies. Our address is not a mass address.
  • Therefore we can guaranty that all the official documents and requests delivered to this address – first of all from the finance office and other Russian authorities – are replied to quickly and professionally.
  • This way it can be ensured that all documents and other deliveries for your company are received by the accountant in charge.
  • This address can be used to set up a company, opening a bank account or taking part in a call for bids. It is not registered in any blacklist.

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Please see our publications how to register a company in Russia:

Company Set Up in Russia
A Powerpoint presentation that gives you an overview of the process of setting up business in Russia
Establishing Company in Russia
Guideline about the process of establishing company in Russia
Here you will find other publications
Additional publications about doing business in Russia

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Philipp Rowe
Managing Director in Moscow and Berlin

Arsen Azatkhanyan

+7 495 221 26 65
+49 (0)30 120 84 956
Marksistskaya Street 16, 7th floor, office 2, 109147, Moscow, Russia

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Philipp Rowe
Managing Director in Moscow and Berlin

Arsen Azatkhanyan

+7 495 118 38 65
+49 (0)30 120 84 958
Ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka 23/1, 125009 Moscow, Russia