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Local Name GMbH & SARL AG & SA Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung Succursale Bureau de Liaison
Company Setup Time 10 days 10 days 10 days 10 days 10 days
Bank Account Opening 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days
Government Grants Available Yes Yes Yes No No
Government Contracts Bidding Yes Yes Yes No No
Limited Liability Yes Yes Yes No No
Client Required to Travel No No No No No
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Corporate Structure Explained

Switzerland Limited Liability Company (GmbH/SARL)

  • A Swiss LLC can be incorporated with a single owner and a minimum share capital of CHF 20 000, 000 (USD 20 000). The company must appoint at least one resident director of any nationality who must reside in the country.
  • Annual financial statements must be filed to the local administration. The corporate tax rates are determined by the company registration province.
  • Auditing is not required if at least two conditions are reached. Less than 250 workers. Below CHF20 million assets. CHF 40 million turnover.

Switzerland Joint Stock Company (AG/SARL)

  • It requires a single owner with a minimum share capital of CHF 100 000, 20% must be deposited during the incorporation process. The financial statements are subject to audit. The Board of Administrators, can appoint directors and managers, it is possible to appoint only one individual for these functions, provided that the residence is in Switzerland.
  • This entity can be listed on the Swiss stock exchange. The Swiss joint stock company is the perfect vehicle for large Swiss investments and business owners seeking further management and supervision.

Switzerland Branch Office

  • The Parent company is legally liable for losses incurred by its Swiss branch. There is no paid-up capital requirement to register a branch in Switzerland. A foreign company is required to appoint a local representative.

Switzerland Representative office

  • The regulations of Switzerland do not distinguish between offices and branches.

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