Certain business activities, like managing an investment fund or conducting insurance, banking, finance or real estate businesses, are subject to special legal requirements. A company in these lines of business may require approval by the Federal authorities, either in general or in certain situations.
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A company wishing to trade, manufacture or do any other business in Switzerland on a commercial basis must generally be listed in the commercial register. Once registered, a company’s name enjoys legal protection. Corporations must be listed in the commercial register in order to be recognized as holders of rights and obligations.
In the Canton of Schwyz there is a single commercial register for the whole canton:
Amt für Wirtschaft
Telefon +41 (0)41 819 16 50
Telefax +41 (0)41 819 16 59
Corporate entities can take any of the following legal forms:
Corporation (Aktiengesellschaft, AG)
Limited Liability Company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, GmbH)
Branch Office / Permanent Establishment