Features of Swiss limited liability company (GmbH/SARL/SGL)

  • Minimum registered share capital is СНF 20,000.
  • The full amount of share capital should be paid in as of the date of company registration.
  • At least 1 individual or legal entity from any country is required for setting-up.
  • Only nominal shares are permitted (no bearer shares).
  • Names of all investors are published in the Trade and Companies Register.
  • 1 director is sufficient to manage the company.
  • The person representing the company must be resident of Switzerland. If there are several directors, the majority of them should be Swiss residents.
  • The company is obliged to maintain accounting records.
  • Delivery of the annual company operating reports to an independent supervising body (auditor) isn't required, unless the number of full-time work places exceeds 10.
  • Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is required.