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Swiss Offshore Company Formation

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Swiss Offshore Company Registration Service
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Switzerland is often regarded as an offshore company location along with many other offshore jurisdictions. However unlike other “brass plate” jurisdictions it enjoys relatively low tax rates, a reputation for quality and security and is enviably located in the heart of Europe and, whilst not a member of the EU, enjoys many bilateral treaties with the EU as well as an extensive range of International Double Tax Treaties.

Many International Companies and Entrepreneurs decide to incorporate in Switzerland for these reasons and in some cases decide to take up the option of personal residency.

Switzerland-Forms of Business Organization
Swiss Corporation: Company with predetermined capital divided into bearer or registered shares. Shareholders liability limited to nominal capital invested in shares.
Limited Liability Company: Company with limited capital divided into quotas. Any change or transfer of quotas requires amendment of statutes.
General Partnership: Partnership of two or more individuals in which partners have unlimited liability.
Limited Partnership: Partnership of two or more persons or companies. One or more have unlimited liability while other partners may have limited liability.
Simple Partnership: Contractual relationship between two or more individuals or companies relating to a specific project.
Cooperative: Union of min seven persons (with no upper limit) organised as an entity mainly by agricultural and/or large retail organisations.

Switzerland-Types of Share Capital and Share Classes
Minimum Share Capital: For a Swiss Corporation (AG) the minimum capital is CHF 100'000 of which min CHF 50'000 must be paid-in. For a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) the minimum capital requirement is CHF 20'000.
Denomination: Minimum par value for an AG is CHF 0.01 per share. For a GmbH the min quotas are CHF 100.00 or multiples thereof.
Registered Shares: Registered Shares may be issues provided that 20% of the capital has been subscribed subject to a minimum of CHF 50'000. For an AG shareholders identity is not recorded in the Commercial Registry.
Bearer Shares: Bearer Shares may be issues only if fully paid up and not subject to any transfer restriction.
Dual-Class Common Stock: Shares may be issued with differing voting power and par values. Voting shares must be in Registered form.
Non-Voting Shares (Participation certificates): Swiss Corporations may issue Non-Voting Shares which convey rights etc. but do not permit the holders to vote at shareholders meetings.
Non-Equity Shares: Swiss Corporations may issue these shares, which have no par value or voting rights - but may confer on the holder certain rights to liquidation proceeds or rights to subscribe to new Shares.

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