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Switzerland is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However, the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.
|Company type||S.A. or S.A.R.L.|
|Governing corporate legislation||The Canton’s Register acts as a monitoring body. |
|Information published relating to company officers||The names of the directors appear in the public register (available on the Internet). For an S.A.R.L. the names of associates are also published.|
|Confidentiality||Switzerland offers a high level of confidentiality. For an S.A. the names of shareholders remain anonymous. |
|Accounting requirement||Annual accounts required. Audit is not mandatory.|
|Taxation||9% if the majority of turnover is made abroad. Otherwise between 20% and 30% on profits.|
|Legislation||Under Civil Law.|
|Time to form||Approximately 10 days.|
|Stability||Extremely stable jurisdiction, enjoying an excellent reputation.|
| Communication ||Highly developed means of communication.|
|Time zone||Convenient World Time Zone: GMT+1|
|Paid up capital requirement||To incorporate the company, the following amount should be deposited on the company's account: CHF 50,000 for an S.A. and CHF 20,000 for an S.A.R.L.|
|Minimum directors/shareholders||Minimum of 1 director/shareholder |
A director resident in Switzerland is mandatory. The price of the nominee director in Switzerland is 3,600 Euros
|Bearer shares||Bearer shares are authorized.|
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE CREATION OF THE COMPANY
A certified copy of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months.
Ideally located at the centre of Europe, Switzerland is an internationally renowned financial centre. Switzerland is a confederation with each canton (26) managed autonomously.
The current distribution of sectors between the Confederation and the cantons is laid out in the constitution fédérale, which specifies the limits of their respective governance. Due to their attractive tax system, Swiss companies are often used and are also a symbol of prestige.
We register two types of company: the Société Anonyme [public company] (S.A.) and the Société à Responsabilité Limitée [Limited Liability Company] (S.A.R.L.). Company registration in Switzerland can be processed in about 10 days.