How to register
There are two legal forms of commercial activity in Switzerland - the
joint-stock company / corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) and the limited
liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung).
Foreign individuals or companies are entitled to choose any of these forms
of business that best suits their needs. The day-to-day management of these
companies is possible either directly or via professional management
companies, such as MB GROUP SWITZERLAND AG.
We offer turnkey solutions in Switzerland:
- set of incorporation documents
- registration formalities
- Lawyer and Notary fee
- Commercial Register fee
- corporate account in Swiss bank
- one-year support services (registered office,
maintenance, Swiss director)
Joint stock company or corporation (German abbreviation AG, French
abbreviation SA) is the most widespread type of company in Switzerland.
Foreign companies often choose this legal form for their Swiss subsidiary.
100,000 Swiss francs of registered capital, of which 50,000 francs must be
deposited at the moment of incorporation, required.
The term “offshore” is not used in Swiss legislation, however, there are a
number of specialized forms of the basic Stock Corporation, which offer
tax-privileged operation, equivalent to that usually obtainable in offshore
Service company and some others
AG company – CHF 2,900
Limited Liability Company
|A limited liability company
(German abbreviation GmbH, French abbreviation Sarl) is a legal entity, in
which one or more individuals or companies come together in a new company. The
company’s liability is limited to the amount of the registered capital that
must be at least 20,000 Swiss francs.
GmbH company – CHF 2,500
The process of
establishing a limited liability company is less expensive and less
complicated than establishing a corporation. The GmbH form of business is
preferred over the AG by small and medium-sized companies.
In order to create a company in Switzerland, only one founder / shareholder
is required, who can be individual or company, of Swiss nationality or not,
and residing in Switzerland or not.
In other words, for the founders / shareholders, nationality and residence
is not an issue.
First consultation – FREE OF CHARGE
As far as the board of directors is concerned, the rule is that at least
one member of the board of directors must reside in Switzerland, regardless
of his/her nationality.
Accordingly, a joint stock company can have only one board member, who
resides in Switzerland.
We are here to help you succeed in Switzerland. You can benefit from our
experience in setting up foreign-controlled companies under Swiss
jurisdiction and from our extensive knowledge in local rules and regulation.