Company formation in Switzerland – SK Patodia

ADVANTAGES OF COMPANY FORMATION IN SWITZERLAND

Company formation in Switzerland is most sought after due to its reputation as one of the most stable economies in the world. Further, please be noted that Switzerland has strict allocation for foreign workers moving to Switzerland, hence one option is to set yourself up as a self-employed or freelance worker, or start a business in Switzerland. Included below are some key areas that can help you think to start your Swiss legal structure in Switzerland.

  • It boasts of political stability and long-term monetary security

  • It is one of the best countries to live in and offer's a high quality of life

  • The booming sectors in Switzerland include banking, micro-technology, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, among others.

  • It has a liberal tax system

  • It boasts of a state-of-the-art infrastructure

  • It is an important financial centre

REQUIREMENT TO OPEN A COMPANY

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 1 shareholder (Individual/ Corporate Entity).
  • Minimum 1 director.
  • A director or shareholder can be the same or different person.
  • There is a requirement of local / resident directors for Swiss Company.
  • 100% local or foreign shareholdings is also allowed.
  • Minimum paid‐up capital for registration of a Nigerian company is CHF 20,000 (200 shares of CHF 100 each).
  • A local registered office address is mandatory.
  • It is mandatory to appoint a Company Secretary.
  • There is no requirement to be physically present at the time of company registration, but banks in the Switzerland require the physical presence of the company principals at the time of account opening as part of their due diligence procedure.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Individual Shareholder:

  • Application forms duly signed by the authorized signatory.
  • Passport Copy of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Copy of National Identity Card/Aadhar Card of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Most Recent Utility Bill/ credit card statement/ bank statement with name and residential address of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) /Profile of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.

Corporate Shareholder:

  • Applications forms duly signed by the authorized signatory.
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the corporate shareholder (mother company).
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association of the mother company.
  • Board Resolution detailing the formation of the branch or the subsidiary nominating an authorized manager.
  • Passport Copy of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Copy of National Identity Card/Aadhar Card of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Most Recent Utility Bill/ credit card statement/ bank statement with name and residential address of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) /Profile of the UBOs/ Shareholders/ Directors.

OUR SERVICES

Incorporation Services:

  • Company Setup Administration (Trade Registry, Notary and Others).
  • Domiciliation Services for1st year.
  • Directorship Services for1st year.

Other Maintenance & Compliance Services:

  • Payroll Services.
  • Accounting Filing Services.
  • Tax Filing Services.
  • Domiciliation Services.
  • Directorship Services.
  • Advise on Corporate Taxation.

TIME PERIOD

The normal company setup takes around 4 weeks in Switzerland. With the possible compliance and analysis on behalf of the bank institutions, this can take additional 2 weeks.
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