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Reasons for Investing in Slovenia

Reasons for Investing in Slovenia

Updated on Monday 06th February 2017

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Reasons-for-Investing-in-Slovenia.jpgSlovenia benefits from a strategic location in Europe, being a member state of the European Union (EU). Thus, investors operating in Slovenia can access the EU market, which is comprised of 500 million inhabitants. Slovenia became a member state of the EU in 2004 and, although it is a small central European country, it has one of the highest gross domestic products (GDP) amongst the latest countries to have entered the Community.
Investors have numerous business opportunities in several industries, such as manufacturing, financial services or retail. Our team of lawyers in Slovenia can offer an in-depth presentation on the legal system applicable to the above mentioned industries, as well as on the regulations available for the incorporation of a business on this market.

Investments in Slovenia  

Slovenia applies the principles established by the EU, as well as those provided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Thus, foreign investors are welcomed to invest on the local market, which prescribes the same regulations applicable to local businessmen. 
It is important to know that the main foreign investors in Slovenia are represented by Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Germany. 
The foreign direct investment (FDI) sector in Slovenia is dominated by several industries, such as:  
financial services;
insurance field;
commercial services;
In order to invest on these fields, the investors will need to follow the same steps for the registration of a company, but they will need to obtain specific business permits and licenses for each particular sector, on which our team of attorneys in Slovenia may provide assistance. 


Competitive advantages when investing in Slovenia  

Slovenia benefits from specific competitive advantages which are appealing to foreign investors. Amongst the main reasons, we mention the following: 
access to the European market;
a high level of infrastructure;
quality of life. 
Our law firm in Slovenia can offer in-depth details on how to invest on the local market and can provide further details related to the employment legislation. Please contact our attorneys for legal advice. 


  • Denise 2017-02-06

    The article was very helpful. I was interested in finding out the main fields of commercial activity in this country. Thanks a lot!

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