How to set up a company? What type best suits your needs and goals? It is advisable to contact a notary early in the piece to plan for the smooth setting up and operation of a company. Read this section to learn more.

Real Estate

Buying a home is certainly one of the most important economic operations in a person's life and the notary by law protects both buyer and seller. Visit this section to find out what steps need to be taken before signing the contract so as to purchase the property in total safety.


Family and kinship; gifts and inheritance; how to protect oneself in the event of cohabitation or change the property regime of one's marriage. Learn everything you need to know here and find how a notary can help you.

Social enterprise

What it is 

This is not a type all of its own, but constitutes a "special status" that can apply to the above-mentioned entities (associations, foundations, committees) and also to for-profit or mutual companies (e.g. cooperatives).

It can be used for performance of the following activities of social benefit:

  • Social assistance 
  • Health care and social care 
  • Education
  • Environmental protection 
  • Protection of cultural heritage 
  • University training 
  • Non-formal training 
  • Social tourism 
  • Services provided to social enterprises by bodies more than 70% composed of organisations engaged in social enterprise. 

There is a partial limitation of capital liability of the participants even when under the corporate form used there would normally be unlimited personal liability of such persons (partnerships). Up to 50% of the workforce may be volunteers.