In order to open a company in Switzerland, the following steps are to be taken:
- Choice of the company name
The name of the company has to be unique. It can be chosen freely, however, it must contain a legal form.
After the name is chosen, a bank account for all future transactions has to be opened and the share capital is to be deposited in this account.
- Personal and corporate signatures have to be notarized.
Also, a notary has to certify the articles of association and public deed of the entity's incorporation in Switzerland.
There are different forms to be completed depending on the company type. It is advisable to consult a specialist in order to avoid any confusion with documentation.
- Obtaining legal personality
For this, every company that is formed in Switzerland has to register with the Commercial Register. This procedure requires submission of such documents as: articles of association, managing board's signatures, filled-in copies of the forms described above, social capital, registered office, etc.