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Swiss Company

Swiss societe offshore

Our Service

  • Your Company in Switzerland in 10 days.*
  • The most competitive price, in complete transparency.
  • Client private data protection via secured systems.
  • A dedicated manager available throughout the year.
  • Your company and its application for a bank account, including eBanking and credit card. Opening by correspondence.
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Swiss Company, ideal for:



Good to Know

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.


Swiss Company main characteristics:

Company type
S.A. or S.A.R.L.
Governing corporate legislationThe Canton’s Register acts as a monitoring body.
Information published relating to company officersThe 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.
ConfidentialitySwitzerland 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.
Standard currency
CHF
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
Secretary required
No
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 Certification of the passport can be made by a notary, bank, lawyer or accountant. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months.**

General information on Switzerland

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.

* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.



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