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Company Types in Switzerland
A presentation brought to you by our
company formation specialists in Switzerland
1
Opening a company in Switzerland
• Switzerland is a country that offers great
investment opportunities for foreign
investo...
Choosing the Right Type of Company
in Switzerland
• Choosing the right company type is an
important decision every investo...
Types of Companies in Switzerland
• Switzerland offers a wide variety of business
forms:
 The Limited Liability Company (...
The Limited Liability Company
in Switzerland >>
• The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland
(GmbH) is usually formed by...
>> The Limited Liability Company
in Switzerland
• The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland
has legal personality and a...
• The Public Limited Company (AG) in
Switzerland is suitable for all business needs
and its simple requirements for the tr...
The Partnership in Switzerland
• Partnerships in Switzerland can be general or
limited.
• General partnerships are commonl...
• The Sole Proprietorship in Switzerland is a
one-man business generally involved in
manufacturing or commerce.
• It has n...
• Branches in Switzerland are suitable for
foreign companies abroad that want to expand
on the Swiss market.
• The mother ...
• Our company registration experts in
Switzerland can give you further details about
the requirements for each business ty...
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For more information please contact us at:
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Your Attention!
(+44)203-287 0408 (for international clients)
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A comprehensive look at the main types of companies in Switzerland and their advantages for foreign investors in the country. For more information about the legal structures available in Switzerland, please contact our team of Swiss company formation agents at: http://www.companyformationswitzerland.com

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Company Types in Switzerland

  1. 1. Company Types in Switzerland A presentation brought to you by our company formation specialists in Switzerland 1
  2. 2. Opening a company in Switzerland • Switzerland is a country that offers great investment opportunities for foreign investors. • Among the country’s greatest advantages we list the following:  a good geographical location;  highly qualified workforce;  excellent infrastructure. 2
  3. 3. Choosing the Right Type of Company in Switzerland • Choosing the right company type is an important decision every investor has to make. The selected business structure is important for the future development of a business. • The available types of Swiss companies allow for the formation of both large corporations and small and medium sized businesses. 3
  4. 4. Types of Companies in Switzerland • Switzerland offers a wide variety of business forms:  The Limited Liability Company (GmbH);  The Public Limited Company (AG);  The Partnership;  The Sole Proprietorship;  Branches of foreign companies. 4
  5. 5. The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland >> • The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland (GmbH) is usually formed by investors who open small and medium sized companies which cannot be listed on the Swiss stock exchange. • This type of company must have shareholders who are mentioned in the company documents and disclosed in the Swiss Commercial Register. 5
  6. 6. >> The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland • The Limited Liability Company in Switzerland has legal personality and a nominal capital. • A minimum share capital of 20,000 CHF is necessary to form a GmbH. 6 • The most important advantages of the GmbH in Switzerland are:  Limited shareholder liability;  Low minimum capital.
  7. 7. • The Public Limited Company (AG) in Switzerland is suitable for all business needs and its simple requirements for the transfer of shares make it a widely used business form. • The shareholders have limited liability and may remain anonymous. The AG requires a larger minimum share capital than the limited liability company: at least 100,000 CHF. 7 The Public Limited Company in Switzerland (AG)
  8. 8. The Partnership in Switzerland • Partnerships in Switzerland can be general or limited. • General partnerships are commonly used by small family businesses who carry out commercial activities. • The limited partnership in Switzerland is similar to the general one, however, the activities undertaken by the business partners do not need to be commercial. 8
  9. 9. • The Sole Proprietorship in Switzerland is a one-man business generally involved in manufacturing or commerce. • It has no legal personality and the investor is fully liable for the debts of the business. 9 The Sole Proprietorship in Switzerland
  10. 10. • Branches in Switzerland are suitable for foreign companies abroad that want to expand on the Swiss market. • The mother company abroad is liable for the debts of its branch in Switzerland. 10 The Branch in Switzerland
  11. 11. • Our company registration experts in Switzerland can give you further details about the requirements for each business type. • They can advise you upon the most suitable form of business to carry out your activities in the country. 11 Business Consultancy in Switzerland
  12. 12. 12 For more information please contact us at: Thank You for Your Attention! (+44)203-287 0408 (for international clients) office@lawyersswitzerland.com http://www.companyformationswitzerland.com/
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A comprehensive look at the main types of companies in Switzerland and their advantages for foreign investors in the country. For more information about the legal structures available in Switzerland, please contact our team of Swiss company formation agents at: http://www.companyformationswitzerland.com

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