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Our services for your business in Switzerland.

We your company in Switzerland.

Incorporation

Comprehensive support and bespoke services. For anybody planning to start a company in Switzerland.

Domiciliation

Providing you with a legal domicile in Switzerland.

Representation

Legally representing your company in Switzerland.

Administration

Doing all the legal due diligence and corporate housekeeping for your company in Switzerland.

Incorporation .

Starting a limited liability company (“GmbH”) or corporation (“AG”) in Switzerland has never been easier. Step-by-step, zeoh will see you through the formation period and provide you with all the services needed to set up your company in full compliance with Swiss regulations.

Our flat-fee company formation package includes all the following services:

  • Review of the business nameMaking sure the intended company name complies with the local laws on business name composition ("Firmengrundsätze", cf. Artt. 944, 951 Swiss Code of Obligations [OR]).
  • Review of the wording of the "company's objects" (business purpose)Cf. Artt. 944, 951 Swiss Code of Obligations (OR).
  • Drawing-up of all the necessary founding documentsDrafting the memorandum of association, the application to the commercial register and all other required founding documents (i.e. "Lex Friedrich", "Stampa" and audit waver declarations, if applicable).
  • Notarization of the founding documents This requires either personal presence of the company founders in Zug, Switzerland or a valid power of attorney (provided by zeoh).
  • Coverage of all fees and expenses for the aforementioned services
  • Filing the application for registration with the Commercial RegisterApplication fees not included.
  • Opening a bank account for statutory capital contribution ("Kapitaleinzahlungskonto")Necessary in case of the formation of a company on the basis of contributions in cash ("Bargründung"). Does not include bank commission.
  • Registration with the Cantonal Allowance Office ("Ausgleichskasse")
  • Monitoring of the entire application process on behalf of the client
  • Status updates to the client and support by phone and email

This offer is valid for:

  • Any number of founders
  • Any number of members of the highest management body
  • Additional authorized signatory
  • Formation of the company on the basis of contributions in cash ("Bargründung")
  • Formation of the company on the basis of contributions in kind ("Sachgründung")

Pricing:

  • When contributing in cash:as low as CHF 950.00
  • When contributing in kind:as low as CHF 1 250.00*
  • *Not including mandatory auditor's report ("Gründungsprüfung").

Including VAT where applicable. All offers subject to availability.

Domiciliation .

In order for a company to be incorporated in Switzerland, it must have a “legal domicile” in this country (cf. Artt. 2 Sect. c, 117 Sect. 2, 3 Swiss Commercial Register Ordinance [HRegV]). This domicile may be a so called “c/o” address (cf. Article 117 Section 3 HRegV) provided by a third-party. However, depending on possible tax considerations on part of its founders, the company might want to lease office space in order to acquire an “own legal domicile”.

zeoh can conveniently provide its clients, founders or not, with instantly available “c/o” addresses for business purposes. We can also arrange for founders and companies to lease shared or dedicated office space suitable as the legal domicile of a company. In both cases, zeoh can take care of all the clerical and secretarial duties necessary to main the legal status of the companies domicile.

The following packages are on offer:

“c/o”-domicile service:

  • Legal domicile provided by third party
  • Shared address In the low-tax canton of Zug, Switzerland
  • Including declaration of domicile holder(mandatory according to Article 117 Section 3 S. 2 Swiss Code of Obligations)
  • Handling of incoming mail and parcelsForwarding of incoming letters and documents once a week as a consolidated shipment
    (including postage within Switzerland, the EU and the US; forwarding of parcels not included)
  • Pricing:CHF 70.00 per month
    (plus expense allowance of CHF 15.00 according to price list)

Dedicated business address:

  • Shared office (own legal domicile) in Zug, Switzerland
  • Dedicated business address (without "c/o")
  • Company's own nameplate at main entry
  • Valid lease agreement
  • Handling of incoming mail and parcelsForwarding of incoming letters and documents once a week as a consolidated shipment
    (including postage within Switzerland, the EU and the US; forwarding of parcels not included)
  • Pricing:CHF 300.00 per month

Additional services:

  • Secretarial duties not included in the offers above(CHF 15.00 per 15 Minutes, not including expenses)
  • Telephone lines and forwardingUnlimited inbound calls and forwarding to EU/Swiss/US landlines; 500 minutes of outbound calls to EU/Swiss/US landlines (CHF 100.00 per line per month)
  • Telephone serviceAnswering calls in English and German, manual call transfer and minute-taking during business hours (pricing upon request)
  • Opening and faxing / securely emailing incoming letters upon request(CHF 3.00 per mailing plus CHF 1.00 per A4 page – no books and documents with binding)
  • Daily forwarding of all incoming letters by email, fax or mail(Pricing upon request)

Including VAT where applicable. All offers subject to availability. Full price list upon request.

Representation .

To ensure a company’s unlimited capacity to act, its shareholders or company members often have to appoint fiduciary board members or managing directors. zeoh gladly steps in and provides skilled professionals qualified for such delicate mandates.

  • Fiduciary managing director (GmbH)
  • Fiduciary board membership (AG)
  • Authorized signatory (GmbH or AG)According to Artt. 718 Section 4 and 814 Section 3 of the Swiss Law of Obligations (OR) each Swiss Limited Liability company and Corporation must be able to be represented by a person who is resident in Switzerland. This person "must be a managing director or a manager. They must have access to the register of capital contributions and to the register of beneficial owners under Article 697l."
  • Pricing:upon request

All offers subject to availability.

Administration .

  • Ensuring the company's compliance with the obligation to keep a register of bearer shareholders(for Corporations on bearer bonds – cf. Art. 697l OR)
  • Ensuring the company's compliance with the obligation to keep a register of capital contributions(for Limited Liability Companies – cf. Art. 790 OR)
  • Ensuring the company's compliance with the obligation to keep a register of beneficial owners(if applicable – cf. Artt. 718 Section 4 S. 2, 814 Section 3 S. 4, 697l OR)
  • Accounting and annual reporting(referral to partner firms)
  • Personal administration and payroll accounting(referral to partner firms)
  • Legal advice and tax consultancy(referral to partner firms)
  • Pricing:upon request

All offers subject to availability.

Contact .

zeoh | trust matters

Ms. Johanna Schütte |
  • Blegistrasse 15 | 6340 Baar | Switzerland
  • +41 41 511 51 85
  • +41 41 511 51 86