Swiss company incorporation

Company formation including goverment filing fees, Apostille & documents legalisation
Registered Swiss office address for 1 year
Nominee director (a Swiss resident)
Courier shipping fees
VAT application
Bank account at AP Anlage & Privatbank
Total cost £12000 £15000
Annual service charge including accounting, monthly and annual reports, secretary, registered address. (Year 2 price onwards) £10000 £10000
Company audit (Year 2 price onwards) from £3000 from £3000
Nominee director service (Year 2 price onwards) £3000 £3000

General Information

Switzerland is a federal republic and is officially known as the Swiss Confederation. The total area is 41,295 sq km. Switzerland is divided in to 26 Cantons and every Canton and every community has a different taxation system.


The total estimated population is 7.3 million.

Political Structure

The two dominant principles of the Swiss Constitution of 1874 are federalism and democracy. The Constitution provides that the Cantons shall exercise all powers of government not delegated to the Federal Government. The three major sectors of the Swiss National government are the Federal Council, the Federal Assembly and the Federal Tribunal. The executive body is the seven-man collegiate Federal Council, which is elected for a four-year term by the national legislature.

Infrastructure and Economy

Switzerland has a prosperous and stable modern economy with a per capita GDP approximately 10% higher than other Western European countries.


Switzerland is one of the most multilingual countries in Europe. German, French, Italian and Romansh, a Rhaeto-Romance offshoot of Latin, are the official languages in Switzerland.


Swiss Franc (CHF)

Exchange Control


Type of Law

Civil Law.

Principal Corporate Legislation

Schweizerisches Obligationenrecht (Swiss Code of Obligations). Bundesgesetz uber Schuldbetreibung und Konkurs (Swiss Federal law on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy). Bundesgesetz uber die direkte Bundessteuer (Federal Law on Direct Taxation).

Bundesgesetz uber die Banken und Sparkassen (Swiss Federal Act on Banks and Savings Associations). Bundesgesetz uber die Anlagefonds (Federal Act on open ended Investment Companies). Bundesgesetz uber die Internationale Privatrecht (Federal Act on Private International Law).

Type of Company AG/SA/LTD
Political Stability Excellent
Common or Civil Law Civil
Disclosure of Beneficial Owner No
Migration of Domicile Permitted Yes
Corporate Taxation Yes / Varies
Language of Name Latin Alphabet
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders / Members 1
Minimum Number of Directors / Managers 1
Corporate Directors / Managers Permitted No
Company Secretary Required No
Usual Authorised Capital CHF 100,000
Minimum paid up CHF 100,000
Local Requirements
Registered Office/Agent Yes
Company Secretary No
Local Directors Yes
Local Meetings Yes
Government Register of Directors / Managers Yes
Government Register of Shareholders / Members No
Publicly accessible accounts Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Submit Accounts Yes
Annual Audit Varies
Recurring Government Costs
Minimum Annual Tax / Licence Fee No
Annual Return Filing Fee No
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