Global company formation,accounting & associated services

When you’re setting up abroad, there’s a lot to handle. From registering offices or branches to accounting and establishing directorships - and even administrative support - PeoplePay can do it all.
The Solution

Global branch and business formation

When hiring abroad, some territories require a compliant legal entity to be in place to setup and run a payroll – whether that’s a brand-new company, a locally-registered limited company (GmbH, S.r.l, SAGL etc) or a new branch.

A legal entity gives you a local presence abroad that validates your company there. It allows you to decide how to pay your local employees, means you have registered with local authorities and demonstrates that you have the capital to open a local bank account, hire and pay staff compliantly. PeoplePay can do all of this for you.

We can also help you to decide whether you need to set up a branch or a subsidiary – and handle all of the administration for you.

Branch v subsidiary

A branch is created by a parent company to perform the same business at a different location. It is owned wholly by the parent company – as are its liabilities – and reports into it.

The controlling interest in a subsidiary is totally or partially held by another company (normally a holding company), with the parent company owning a stake. A subsidiary is responsible for its own accounts and may engage in different business to the parent company.

Our team of experts can guide you through the pros and cons of establishing either a branch or subsidiary in a foreign territory.

Accounting services

We can manage our clients’ invoices and accounting requirements including any quarterly tax filings or any other mandatory process required within their territories. We can consolidate this with our payroll service so it’s just another process you don’t have to worry about.

Directorships & secretarial

Some countries require companies to have a local director. PeoplePay can provide this across all of our territories as required. We work with a team of regional associates which means we present directorships as a single offering alongside company formation.

We can even offer regional secretarial services to help you manage a registered office in any location, and support our clients with administration duties for that company.

You're in good company

Who we work with

Working with PeoplePay feels like we have an extended HR and Payroll team in Portugal that is equally dedicated and meticulous about the work. They really made expanding our business to a new country seamless. The team there, and especially our Account Manager, consistently goes above and beyond.
Vivian Lee – SVP, People Innovation, Arkadium
Read the case study
PeoplePay have been a wonderful support for our international expansion. We partnered with them because we wanted a service provider for our payroll and HR compliance needs and they have been exactly that. Highly recommend.
Astrid & Miyu
PeoplePay made it easy for us convert contractors in a number of countries onto local payroll compliantly and quickly. In fact, they made the process so painless that we expanded our portfolio with them. Our international payroll is now a simple single, consolidated payment managed by our PeoplePay Account Manager.
Omniscient Neurotechnology
Read the case study
PeoplePay are extremely efficient and professional at all times. From the very start of our working relationship with them, they went beyond the call of duty to meet a tight set-up deadline. Their level of service is second to none and they have expertise in a vast range of employment issues.
Raspberry Pi
Read the case study

Our pedigree

We're here to help you scale.

Our global reach and experience allows us to support your workforce expansion.


employees paid


countries covered

0m +



currencies supported

Going global? Start here.

Talk to the experts about your international payroll challenge.
Talk to Us

Get your quote today!

Call us on

UK: +44 203 965 6700

US: +1 (212) 424 6015

Or provide your details and we will get back to you with a quote.
Request a quote

Your global expansion, simplified.

Complete the form and we'll be in touch to provide a quote and get you set up.