Starting the company
When you are going to start a limited company, you must first establish the company.
In order to start a limited company, you must create a memorandum of association. Before you do this, it would be a good idea to figure out who to join the company’s board, as well as choosing its business name. You must also consider whether the company needs to have an auditor and who this should be.
Board and name of the company
A limited company must have a board consisting of at least one member. The election of the board must be stated in the memorandum of association. The founders must also decide the name of the company. See information about choice of name.
Does the company need an auditor?
If the company chooses to have an auditor, this must be stated in the memorandum of association. Some limited companies may choose not to have its annual accounts audited, assumed that certain criteria are met. We call this to waive audit. Please note that you must submit the annual accounts to the Register of Company Accounts even if it is not required to be audited.
Form the limited company
You are now ready to found the limited company. The easiest way to do it, is to use our online memorandum of association.
In order to establish a limited company, the founders must create a memorandum of association. The founders are those who start the company and who shall own the company and who subscribe for the shares in it. This can be one or more natural individuals, or legal persons, such as limited companies or general partnerships.
If you choose to create the memorandum of association online, you will be guided step by step with the filling, and the information will be checked towards the set of rules that apply. You will then be assured that the content of the memorandum of association is correct.
When the form has been filled in, everyone who owns shares in the company, must sign the memorandum of association online. We send the notification of this to everyone who is obliged to sign. You will find the notification in the inbox in Altinn.
Register the company
When everyone has signed, you will receive the finalised memorandum of association in your inbox in Altinn. Based on what you have filled in the form, the company’s articles of association is included as well.
In order to register the company you must use the link “Gå til registrering i Foretaksregisteret”. You then proceed directly to filling the Coordinated register notification, and the information filled in the memorandum of association will be directly transferred to this form.