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Alison, Robert, and Catherine are British citizens who have

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Alison, Robert, and Catherine are British citizens who have recently
completed a drama therapy degree in France. They wish to start working in France
and decide to set up a limited company in the UK to take advantage of the
favourable company law requirements. France has recently begun to regulate drama
therapy and requires registered drama therapists to have a relevant degree, but
there are no specific listed qualifications. The friends apply to be entered onto the
register of drama therapists in France but are told that only companies which have
their formal incorporation in France can be registered. If they want to practice in
France without creating a French company they will have to each work as sole
practitioners with unlimited liability. A French official explains that this is so that
French law can be applied to the activities of the company as well as to the
individuals registered.
They also attract some clients from Belgium who see their website and they seek to
expand this business by placing adverts in Belgian Yellow Pages, but are told by the
directory company that it is against Belgian law to advertise drama therapy unless
you have a permanent place of business in Belgium. They are unable to find anyone
in Belgium who will confirm the precise requirements, or give any reasons for them.
Give them advice on the extent to which EU law can assist them.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law