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How to establish a company in switzerland

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www.companyformationswitzerland.com provides all necessary information regarding how to set up a company in Switzerland. Our clients can incorporate their company without traveling to Switzerland.
CompanyFormationSwitzerland is a section of BridgeWest team which is situated in Switzerland.
www.bridgewest.eu is an international company which provides services in company registration throughout the Europe and offshore jurisdictions. Our specialized team will help clients with all required information regarding how to establish a company in Europe.
Bridgewest.eu we also offer legal services in certain aspects of commercial and corporate law.

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How to establish a company in switzerland

  1. 1. How to set up a company in Switzerland A presentation brought to you by Bridgewest.eu
  2. 2. Types of companies in Switzerland • Stock Corporation • Limited Liability Company • General Partnership • Limited Partnership • Sole Proprietorship
  3. 3. Stock Corporation • This type of company can be established by at least three persons • The minimum share capital required is 100.000 Swiss Francs • The company should have a board of directors, they must be shareholders • The liability of the members is limited to company assets.
  4. 4. Limited Liability Company • The company can be established by at least two persons or by companies which provides at least 20.000 Swiss francs • The liability of the partners are limited to the amount of capital invested in the company • The company must be registered with the Register of Commerce • This type of company should have at least one director who is Swiss resident
  5. 5. General Partnership • This company can be established by at least two persons • This company must have an agreement between partners to work • The company must be registered with Commercial Register • The establishing this type of company do not require the minimal share capital
  6. 6. Limited Partnership • The company must be established by at least two partners, one general and one limited • The company must be registered with Commercial Register • This company must have an agreement between partners to function • The company do not require the minimal share capital
  7. 7. Sole Proprietorship • This company can be established by one person • The director of this type of company is fully liable for this legal entity • The company should be registered with the Register of Commerce if the annual turnover exceeds 100.000 Swiss francs
  8. 8. Steps for company formation in Switzerland • Providing a unique name for the company • Providing a set of identification documents • Drafting the registration documents • Opening a bank account • Submitting the company registration documents with the Commercial Register • Filling the Stampa Declaration Form and the Lex Friedrich Declaration Form which is a permit for foreigners to acquire real estate.
  9. 9. Necessary documentation and information • Providing passport copies of the shareholders and directors • Providing recent criminal records for the directors, issued by the authorities in the country of origin • Drafting the Power of Attorney and Specimen Signatures, necessary for the incorporation of the company • Setting-up a bank account for the injection of the share capital • Submitting the company registration file with the Commercial Register in Moldova
  10. 10. Requirements for Company  Formation in Switzerland • Any person of any nationality or residence can  be a shareholder in a Swiss company • The company can have at least one director  • The company must hold a local registered  office • At least one director must be Swiss resident
  11. 11. Services Provided for Company  Registration in Switzerland • drafting the Articles of Association  • offering a Registered Office in Switzerland • setting up a share capital bank account  • recommending a Swiss accountant
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention Please contact us for more information at office@bridgewest.eu www.companyformationswitzerland.com Ph./Fax: (+44)203-287 0408

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