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Switzerland is one of the most attractive jurisdictions for doing business in Europe. It benefits from a stable economic climate and has one of the most developed financial systems in the world. It is also known for its pharmaceutical, watchmaking or tourism industries, but it has also recently positioned itself as an important hub for startup businesses in the fields of fintech or cryptocurrency.
As a general rule, the registration of a business follows the same steps, regardless of the canton where the business is incorporated, but various differences may appear; thus, when starting the procedure of company formation in Switzerland it is recommended to address to a professional team of specialists, who can ease the process of starting a business in a new location.
In this sense, our company is prepared to assist foreign businessmen in any of the matters that are involved in the steps of opening a company in Switzerland, regardless of the canton selected for incorporation. The company can provide legal representation during the company formation process, but it can also assist investors in matters that have to be performed once the company becomes active (audit, tax advice, tax compliance, corporate administration).
The team representing SIG Fiduciaire also has the necessary expertise in helping investors apply for and obtain work permits in Switzerland. Investors can request the accounting services of the SIG Fiduciaire team; our services are available for both natural persons and companies wishing to start business activities in this country and currently, investors can contact our offices set up in Geneva, Zug, Zurich and Lugano.
The procedure of company formation in Switzerland consists of several steps that include drafting the articles of association, completing the forms required by the company registration office, specimen signatures, passport copies and other relevant documents. It is important to know that most of the procedures regarding company formation in Switzerland must be concluded through a public notary registered in this country. Finding a registered office, opening a bank account, registering for taxation purposes and hiring a local accountant are also part of the company formation process in Switzerland.
The Swiss company formation procedure is completed with the assistance of our team of consultants in company registration in Switzerland.
In order to obtain a legal personality every company registered in Switzerland must register with the Commercial Register. In order to do this, the founders must submit an application containing a wide set of legal documents, by providing in-depth information on the future business and its activities. These are the documents and information needed in the process of company formation in Switzerland: