Business activities are an essential part of every society. Their success, especially when first starting up, depends on many social and economic variables, but one of the most important things is what legal form the business adopts.
Long-term success and prospects, through relationships with suppliers, investors and customers, can be hugely affected by the structure chosen. This guide sets out some of the common forms, and some issues that business founders and their advisers should consider.
This is a series of guides comprising of nine separate country/region-specific editions - starting off with UK and Ireland, followed by India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Nigeria over the next three months.