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

 

Corporation (Aktiengesellschaft, AG)

Legal basis

Swiss Code of Obligations (OR) art. 620 – 763

Purpose

Trade, manufacturing or other activities pursued in accordance with commercial principles

Economic beneficiaries

Shareholders

Founder

Minimum 1 natural person or legal entity

Governing bodies

Shareholders’ meeting, board of directors*, auditing according to 3 step system: ordinary audit, shortened audit or no audit (opting-out)
* from January 2008 no citizenship or domicile requirements apply

Management

All members of the board of directors

The Management can be delegated to one or several members of the board of directors or to a third person, whereas this possibility must be foreseen in the articles of association and the organisation regulations, no citizenship requirement

Representation

Minimum 1 legal representative of the company (member of the board of directors or director with individual signature authority) has to be domiciled in Switzerland, no citizenship requirement

Liability

Company assets

Minimum capital

CHF 100 000, of which at least 20 % of the nominal share value respectively at least CHF 50 000 must be paid-up

 

Limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, GmbH)

Legal basis

Swiss Code of Obligations (OR) art. 772 – 827

Purpose

Trade, manufacturing or other activities pursued in accordance with commercial principles

Economic beneficiaries

Shareholders

Founder

Minimum 1 natural person or legal entity

Governing bodies

Shareholders’ meeting, director, auditing according to 3 step  system: ordinary audit, shortened audit or no audit (opting-out)

Management

By all shareholders

The management can be delegated to one shareholder or to a third person, whereas this possibility must be foreseen in the articles of association. No citizenship requirement

Representation

Minimum 1 legal representative of the company (chief executive officer or director with individual signature authority) has to be domiciled in Switzerland, no citizenship requirement

Liability

Company asset

Minimum capital

CHF 20 000, the minimum capital must be fully paid-up

 

Branch office / permanent establishment

Legal basis

Swiss Code of Obligations (OR)

Purpose

Business operation, which is legally a part of a principal company, but disposes a minor economical independence

Economic beneficiaries

Principal company

Founder

Principal company

Governing bodies

Governing bodies of principal company

Management

Own management

Representation

Authorised representative with domicile in Switzerland, no citizenship requirement

Liability

Principal company

Special requirements

Registration in the commercial register is compulsory

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