Setting up a Company

When starting a business in Switzerland, you have several options for establishing a legal entity. 

The main options commonly utilised by newcomers before becoming operational in Switzerland include:

Sole Proprietorship(Einzelunternehmen)

Suitable for a single owner operating a small business. 

Partnership (Kollektivgesellschaft/KG) 

Suitable for two or more individuals or entities operating together. 

Third Limited Liability Company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung/GmbH)

A separate legal entity with limited liability for shareholders. 

Stock Corporation (Aktiengesellschaft/AG)

Suitable for larger companies with multiple shareholders. It offers more flexibility for raising capital through share issuance. 

Branch Office (Niederlassung)

Establishing a branch of an existing foreign company in Switzerland. 

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