Opening separate divisions of the company

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Opening a separate division of a company is necessary when the company's market expands. It can provide an opportunity to establish more direct contact with potential customers and partners, as well as better understanding of the local requirements and needs.

Valen Group specialists will be pleased to provide services for opening branches/representative offices and simple separate subdivisions.

Valentina Hlavich
Managing Partner
  • Certified lawyer in the Russian Federation
  • Studied at the University of Passau, Germany.
  • Foreign languages: English, German
  • Since 2007 - lawyer at Beiten Burkhardt.
  • Since 2012 - Managing Partner of VALEN

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What is the difference between a branch/representation and a separate subdivision?

A separate subdivision can exist in the form of a branch or a representative office of a company, but also in the form of a simple separate subdivision.

They differ in their organizational structure and legal status:

  • For example, a branch/representative office is opened on the basis of a decision of the company's participants by submitting documents to a registration authority, the data on them must be included in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and the company's charter (for Russian companies).
  • A simple separate subdivision of a company has no right to perform the functions of the parent company, is not reflected in the charter and the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and is opened by notifying the territorial tax authority on the basis of an order of the company's CEO.

It is important to note that the differences between a branch/representative office and a separate subdivision may depend on the laws of a particular country. Therefore, when opening a branch/representative office or a separate subdivision of a company, local legal regulations and requirements shall be followed in order to properly establish such a structure.

What is included in the cost of opening separate subdivisions of companies?

  • Comprehensive analysis of existing business documents, identification of possible risks
  • Detailed consultations on any issues related to the opening of separate divisions of companies
  • Preparation of all necessary documents
  • Submission of documents to the registration authorities
  • Language of process support

As a result of the service of opening a separate subdivision of the company, you will receive a legally formalised and legally protected structure that will allow you to operate in another region or country. You will receive the necessary documents, agreements and advice to ensure the successful operation of the subdivision in accordance with the legislation and local requirements.

In case the subdivision is registered in Moscow, the following services are additionally offered:

  • Provision of a legal address
  • Provision of a temporary head of an unit

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Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner
Denis Bondarev
Head of Operations
Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal
Dmitry Kofanov
Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner

Law degree in the Russian Federation

Studied at the University of Passau, Germany

Foreign Languages: English, German

Since 2007 a lawyer in Beiten Burkhardt lawfirm

Since 2012 founder and managing partner at VALEN

Our specialists
Denis Bondarev
Head of Operations

Graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of law (International law)

Foreign languages: English

5+ years of legal experience in consulting  lawfirms and inhouse practices

Since 2023 —Director of Operations at Valen Group

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Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal

Graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

RANEPA at the President of the Russian Federation

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of Law (Corporate Law)

Foreign languages: English, French

4+ years in corporate law consulting

Since 2022 –Head of legal at Valen Group

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Dmitry Kofanov

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation

Experience since 2003 – in Russian and foreign law firms

Since 2021 – partner at VALEN

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