WORLD Law Direct can assist you in forming your company in 40 leading jurisdictions worldwide:

  • Australia, Austria
  • Bahamas, Belize, Brazil
  • Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India, Ireland, Israel, Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
  • Malta, Mexico, Monaco
  • Netherlands, New Zealand
  • Panama, Poland
  • Russia
  • Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland
  • Taiwan, Turkey
  • Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

In Switzerland for example, the following structures are available. Our lawyers can assist to:

  • Set up a partnership;
  • Set up a corporation, either a company limited by shares (“AG”) or a limited liability company (“GmbH”);
  • Set up a branch office;
  • Set up a joint venture (partnership or corporation);
  • Acquire an existing company in Switzerland (partnership or corporation);
  • Create a (Strategic) alliance with or without a capital investment.

NOTE: Limited liability company (“GmbH”)

The limited liability company (“GmbH”) is a smaller version of the “AG”, and is becoming increasingly popular for small and medium-sized companies. Each partner contributes to the company capital, and is liable only to the extent of the company’s registered capital.

Advantages of the limited liability company over the “AG”:

  • The company is a legal entity in which two or more persons or trading companies form a separate company with a predefined amount of capital (company capital).
  • Lower minimum capital (CHF 20,000) and structural costs.
  • Simple and brief articles of incorporation.
  • Only two founding members are required (persons or trading companies).
  • The “GmbH” company can later be managed as a sole proprietorship.
  • The founders can themselves act as the corporate bodies (i.e. no board of directors is required).
  • Auditors are optional.

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