Company Formation in Switzerland


Establishment of companies in Switzerland
KGN are experts in establishing companies in Switzerland. We have many years of experience and are ready to help with everything quickly and efficiently, including everything related.

Share capital: GmbH min. 20,000
Registration of the fund
Name check
Preparation of a certificate regarding
2 shareholders included
1 shareholder must be Swiss or have a residence permit (B Ausweis)
1 director included
A Swiss bank account is required to open a company
Expected registration time: 14 – 20 days
Setting up a business in Switzerland Switzerland is a federal republic comprising 26 cantons in Western Europe. It shares borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Lichtenstein. The Swiss Confederation was established in 1291 and gained its independence from the Roman Empire in 1499. Due to its location, it is ethnically diverse and thus has included several official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh, the latter a language unique to Switzerland. It has a large and well-developed banking system. Establishing a company in Switzerland can be a good opportunity for various types of business activities and offers many advantages. Famous for maintaining neutrality in governmental or military affairs, Switzerland did not participate in either of the two world wars or any other war in modern times and only chose to join the United Nations in 2002. The standard of living there is particularly high, and it is considered one of the most stable countries in various respects. It is characterized by mountainous alpine landscapes that are particularly impressive along lakes and lush valleys. The capital of the state is Bern, which contains all national authorities, but the two largest cities in size and business are Zurich and Geneva. The population is 8 million. Four things you didn’t know about Switzerland:

Albert Einstein wrote his “relativity theory” in Bern.

The Swiss are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world – with an average of 9.5 kg per person. person. Person annually. Chocolate production began there in the 18th century and grew significantly in the 19th century with the invention of new processing technologies. Switzerland is the home of milk chocolate.

“Like a Swiss watch” is, as they say, not just an idiom. The cost of producing Swiss watches is 330 more expensive than in China.

The country has the densest network of train tracks in Europe with over 5,000 km of tracks and the amazing sum of 350 million train users annually. This number is especially surprising when you consider that the total population is only 8 million. Recently, a new and huge tunnel was opened, the third largest in the world, running through the Alps. It was built as part of the ambitious “Alp Transit” project to cross the Alps by train.

Switzerland’s economy

Switzerland has a stable, unpredictable and thriving economy that includes a skilled workforce specialized in several fields, from industry and tourism to banking and financial services. It offers a competitive and accessible business environment for investment and registration. Tax rates are low and its capital markets are efficient and highly developed. It is one of the richest countries on the planet and certainly the richest in Europe in terms of economic indicators. Its active sectors include banking and finance, ultra-advanced industry (chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, scientific and technical machinery and luxury goods), tourism and some agriculture. It still retains its local currency – the franc, which is consistently stable against other global currencies. GDP (adjusted purchasing power) is 362 billion USD and income per population among the highest in the world – 54,000 USD.

Further information on setting up companies in Switzerland:
Type of business
Relevant company law
Federal Law on Investment Funds, Federal Law on Private International Law
The legislation requires companies to provide a local office address
The language of the original founding documents
Romance English in some cantons
Financing and taxation
means of payment
Corporate tax rate
Each canton has its own prices
Standard share per capita
CHF 20,000
Office holders
Duty to employ a company secretary
Not required
Duty to appoint a local secretary
They are irrelevant
Type of entity that can act as a corporate secretary
They are irrelevant
Duty to employ a company director
Duty to appoint a local company director
Minimum number of directors
Type of entity that can act as a company director
Obligation to register shareholders
Obligation to register local shareholders
Not required
Minimum number of shareholders
Type of entity that can be registered as a shareholder
Person and/or company

Type of shares
registered shares
Availability of information
Company registrar
Information about officials is not available to the public
Annual meeting and reporting
Obligation to hold an annual meeting
Duty to prepare financial reports
Duty to submit accounts
Not required

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