Competently and quickly to your joint stock corporation. We advise and provide you with all required steps - from drafting the articles of association to registration in the trade register including - if necessary - the representation during the notary's appointment for the incorporation to opening of a business account.
Since 2008 the incorporation of just a single shareholder is possible.
Details Incorporation of a joint stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) in Switzerland
The Aktiengesellschaft (AG) (French société anonyme (SA)) is according to Swiss company law a legal kind of a corporation in Switzerland. The legal basis of this corporation are stated in the law of obligations in Articles 620 to 771.
For establishing the stock corporation a minimum share capital of CHF 100,000 is required. At least 20% and in any case at least CHF 50,000 must be immediately available as cash or as non-cash contribution (= "qualified incorporation"). Since 2008 the incorporation of just a single shareholder is possible.
The share capital may be issued as bearer shares or as registered shares. The nominal value of a share must be at least one centime (CHF 0.01) amount. For the incorporation a public deed will be drafted. In this deed are stated the corporation’s statutes, the individual contribution values and the corporation’s bodies. Just with the entry in the trade register the corporation is actually formed. Previously it just exists as a simple company with respective liability conditions.
The bodies of the stock corporation are the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Auditors. Unlike in Germany, the management, which is similar to the German board of directors, is not a body organ of the corporation. However, other bodies can be appointed, e.g. supervisory board.