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Advice, working in France for UK company

Posted by David_F-180946 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by David_F-180946 - 14 years ago

AngloInfo scores again.

Thank you all for your replies, you've set me on the right track,

Regards,

Dave

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Posted by mike-179830 - 14 years ago

A liaison office is actually (slightly) simpler, than a branch office or succursale, but only appropriate if there is no commercial activity whatsoever. But if it's a pure PR/marketing operation, for example, it is that bit easier.

 

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Mike

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Posted by legend_in_my_lunchtime-182603 - 14 years ago

As explained here by mike, the simplest legal framework for this sort of organisation is a succursale.

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Posted by Zeynep-183200 - 14 years ago

Perhaps someone a bit more familiar with legal issues should elaborate, but it seems to me that in order to operate in France, your company needs to open an office here, which would then be registered with French authorities. You would then be registered with the French Service d'Emploi as one of the employees of that office, and enjoy full benefits of the Securite Sociale.

In fact, I would be very surprised if your company can have you work in France without you getting social security benefits. France is rather socialist in that respect.

Good luck in your move,

Zeynep