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Business Creation

Establishing a company in Switzerland: choice of name, banking arrangements, resident administrator, articles of association, notarial acts… AUDICONSULT advises and supports you through each phase of the start-up procedure.

  1. Assisting with the choice of potential names for the future company and a suitable brief description of its activities.
    Avoiding the word “international” in the company name.
    Intervenors: Client and AUDICONSULT
  2. A verification in the commercial register to establish whether or not the chosen name is available
    Intervenor: AUDICONSULT
  3. Establishing the necessary banking facilities, with an appropriate bank plus the associated procedures, guarantees and business plans. We recommend that clients use our known banking contacts. Banking procedures can prove to be complex, which should be handled by professionals.
    Intervenors: Client and AUDICONSULT
  4. Selection of a Swiss resident administrator, and establishment of the company domiciliation.
    Intervenors: Client and AUDICONSULT
  5. Drafting of Statutes with the designated notary.
    Intervenor: AUDICONSULT
  6. Deposition of the required sum in a capital payment account with a Swiss bank.
    Capital:
    For SA / AG:
    CHF 100,000, of which at least
    CHF 50,000 must be paid
    For Sàrl / GmbH:
    CHF 20’000, fully paid
    Intervenor: Client
  7. Notarial arrangements, for the act of incorporation.
    The presence of the client is not required. Once registered in the commercial register, the company can commence its activities.
    Intervenor: AUDICONSULT
  8. Preparation of contractual requirements with the Swiss resident administrator.
    Required by Swiss law; vital for the client’s protection.
    Intervenors: Client and AUDICONSULT
  9. The funds deposited will be released approx. ten days after the company’s constitution has been established.
    Intervenor: AUDICONSULT
  10. Establish an operating bank account.
    Due diligence research will have previously been done by the bank (see point 3 below).
    Intervenors: Client and AUDICONSULT
  11. Secure “special tax rulings”, registration for VAT and social insurance.
    Intervenor: AUDICONSULT
  12. Launch the business and reap the benefits – good luck!
    The entire process takes a minimum of ten days.
    Intervenor: Client