When it comes to incorporating a Swiss company, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to comply with Swiss law. These requirements include the selection of a legal form, the appointment of directors, and the registration of the company with the appropriate authorities.
One of the first requirements for Swiss company incorporation is the selection of a legal form. Swiss law recognizes several types of legal entities, including the Aktiengesellschaft (AG), the Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), and the limited partnership. Each legal form has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to choose the one that best suits the needs of the company.
Another requirement for Swiss company incorporation is the appointment of directors. Swiss law requires that a Swiss company have at least one director who is a resident of Switzerland. The director must be an individual, and cannot be another legal entity. Additionally, the company must appoint a registered agent who will act as a liaison between the company and the Swiss authorities.
Swiss company incorporation also requires the registration of the company with the appropriate authorities. This includes registering the company with the Swiss Commercial Register, obtaining a business license, and obtaining any necessary permits or licenses for the specific type of business being conducted.
In addition to the above requirements, Swiss company incorporation also requires the payment of incorporation fees, and the deposit of authorized capital. The authorized capital must be at least CHF 100,000 for an AG (of which half, or CHF 50,000 must be paid in) and CHF 20,000 for a GmbH.
Another requirement for Swiss company incorporation is the preparation of the company’s articles of incorporation. The articles of incorporation must be written in one of the official Swiss languages (German, French, Italian) and must include certain information such as the company’s name, registered office, purpose of the company, authorized capital, and details of the shareholders and directors.
In conclusion, incorporating a Swiss company requires compliance with Swiss laws and regulations, including the selection of a legal form, the appointment of directors, the registration of the company with the appropriate authorities, payment of incorporation fees, and deposit of authorized capital. It is important to seek the help of a professional advisor to ensure that all requirements for Swiss company incorporation are met.
Contact Swiss AMF for more information about incorporating a company in Switzerland.
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