Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Legal pledge

The removal of registrations for legal pledges is made to the clerk of the commercial court upon presentation of copy of the decision containing the withdrawal.

With respect to removal of a temporary registration

The decision containing the withdrawal can be:

- withdrawal upon contest of the debtor, for lack of notice, lack of commencement of a proceeding, or default in confirmation (final publication): order of the judge who authorised the measure; if the measure was taken without authorisation: order of the enforcement judge or the President of the commercial court (if the debt is commercial and before trial; Article D. 218 of the Commercial Code);

- withdrawal in the event of extinction of the authority introduced by the creditor or or rejection of its request: removal is ordered by the trial court judge or, in the absence thereof, by the enforcement judge.

With respect to removal of a final removal registration

The removal is made on:

  • presentation of a certified instrument (notarised instrument or judgement) containing the withdrawal;
  • presentation of an instrument under private seal containing the withdrawal.


(Prices with tax)


The formality is free of charge

PARTIAL REMOVAL (including postal costs)

Payment to the order of the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE.

For a debt of less than 20,800 euros: 17.11 euros.

For a debt equal to or exceeding 20,800 euros: 54.55 euros.