This section is designed for EU businesses interested in growing, expanding or cooperating with foreign companies. Subjects include finding partners, opening a branch, merging with another company or doing business outside the European Union.

  • Opening a Branch

    Foreign legal entities are allowed to conduct trade activities under the same conditions and to the same extent as Czech entrepreneurs. They may become founders or cofounders of a company, or may join an existing Czech company. Foreign companies may operate in the Czech Republic, either by establishing a branch office registered in the Czech Republic or by establishing a Czech company. The following document provides useful information on the process of opening a branch in the Czech Republic.

  • Finding Partners

    The text offers possibilities how to find partners when expanding or establishing a company. These possibilities involve clusters, franchising, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partners from an EU member state.

  • Merging with Another Company

    The text provides basic information related to merging of a company with another company - such as mergers and acquisitions.

  • Doing Business Outside the EU

    More and more often, activities of Czech entrepreneurs go not only beyond the borders of the Czech Republic but also beyond the European Union. This trend can be observed in the Czech foreign trade, foreign capital relationships (foreign investments and enterprising) and also within the framework of foreign development cooperation.

  • Investment

    This section provides information for businesses considering investment in the CzechRepublic. The Investment Opportunities section contains description of various ways of investment such as real estate investment, joint ventures, aquisitions, and a short profile of key investment sectors. In other sections you will learn advantages of the Czech Republicas an investment location - the investment climate, and a comprehensive list of investment incentives.

While different legislations and trade barriers can make it difficult for businesses to expand into new markets within and beyond the EU, cross-border cooperation between companies from different EU countries can help them increase their competitiveness.

Businesses can establish production agreements, joint ventures, franchises, technology transfers and collaborative research projects. Supplying services and products through an intermediary can save time and money. They can also enter new markets by opening a branch or a subsidiary in another EU country or through mergers.

At the same time, EU businesses – even small ones – can grow and become more competitive by seizing opportunities in global markets.