Switzerland Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Lawyers in Switzerland


BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in Switzerland through our affiliated Swiss lawyers and Law Firms in Zurich and other major cities in Switzerland. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of Swiss Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Swiss Real Estate Law and certain areas of Intellectual Property Law (such as Trademark Registration for instance).

You can find some of our main areas of expertise below:

Company Formation in Switzerland

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in Switzerland in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both Swiss Limited  Liability or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in Switzerland

BridgeWest provides legal assistance for the recuperation of debts from Swiss companies through pre-trial proceedings (official notifications to the debtor, negotiations etc.) as well as trial representation.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Switzerland

Mergers and Acquisitions as well other corporate restructuring on the Swiss market.

Due Diligence in Switzerland

This refers to both corporate due diligence (performing certain verifications of Swiss business partners for instance) as well as real estate due diligence (offering a verification of a real estate property to be purchased in Switzerland).

Taxation Advice and Planning in Switzerland

Advice on any Swiss tax and taxation methods, planning for the minimization of taxes, taxes involved with ownership and transfer of real estate.

BridgeWest provides Company Formation in Switzerland

Articles on Law in Switzerland

Types of Swiss Companies

Switzerland offers an ideal combination of political and economical stability as well as a welcoming environment for foreign entrepreneurs. Corporate taxes are relatively low and there are opportunities for every need. These advantages make Switzerland a perfect choice for starting a new business. U ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Switzerland

There are various reasons for which entrepreneurs choose to invest in Switzerland, from qualified workforce, great incentives and a stable economic environment. Most of them choose to establish a company or set up a branch of their company in Switzerland. A Swiss branch is not considered a separate ...

Shelf Company in Switzerland

Due to the urgent need of business commencement, or the need of an easier incorporation process, entrepreneurs often choose to purchase shelf, or readymade companies inSwitzerland, rather then to start the process of establishment of a brand new company.There are various shelf companies, suited for ...

Paying Taxes in Switzerland

1. What is the corporate tax in Switzerland? Swedish corporations are taxed with both a federal tax and cantonal or communal tax. The federal income tax is levied at 8,5%. Cantonal corporate income tax varies, but on average its rate is around 13%. Taking in consideration both cantonal an ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Switzerland

1. What is the minimum share capital for a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) in Switzerland? In order to set up a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) in Switzerland, a minimum share capital of 20.000 CHF is required, which is about 16 500 EUR which must be paid up in a closed account at a Swiss bank bef ...

Doing Business in Switzerland

  Country profile Situated in the Western Europe, the official name of Switzerland is the Helvetic Confederation. The state is a federal parliamentary republic, divided in 26 cantons. The surface of the country extends on 41,300 kilometers square, with boundaries of Austria, France, Italy, Lich ...

Company Law in Switzerland

The Swiss Code of Obligations, integrated in the Civil Code, regulates the incorporation of companies as a federal law, which was inspired by the French Code Napoleon. As a civil law jurisdiction, it is a bit more bureaucratic. There is a separate Commercial Register in every Swiss canton and each r ...

Foreign Investments in Switzerland

General overview Switzerland is primarily a service economy. The main service sector industries are insurance, banking, trade and commerce, and tourism. Swiss banking system is among the strongest in the world, this feature offering an advantage in front of other options for foreign investments.&nbs ...

Why Invest in Switzerland

Switzerland is an open gateway to European, African and Middle-Eastern markets, due to its strategic location. Switzerland offers well-developed infrastructures, as well as a competitive business environment. The Swiss market is a good testing ground for the introduction of new high technology and s ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) in Switzerland

Limited Liability Companies are established in Switzerland for trade of goods or any other commercial activities that do not violate the Swiss corporate law. This type of business is known in Switzerland as Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH) or Société à Responsib ...

Setting up a Joint Stock Company (AG) in Switzerland

Joint stock companies, abbreviated as AG from Aktiengesellschaft or SA from Societe Anonyme, are the most popular type of businesses in Switzerland among foreign investors for both large corporations or small and medium-sized companies. The Swiss AG is a legal entity with limited liability to compan ...

Lawyer in Switzerland

Lawyers in Switzerland are not obligated to register with the Cantonal Bar Association in the region where they practise. All Cantonal Bar Associations are submitted to the Swiss Bar Association. Many lawyers join however the Swiss Bar Association for its benefits. The profession of lawyer in Switze ...

Swiss Public Notary

Public notaries in Switzerland can choose to work in any of the 26 Swiss cantons they prefer. The regulations and requirements in each canton are slightly different, though. The profession of public notary in Switzerland is supervised by the Swiss Notaries Association. As a matter of fact, each cant ...

Power of Attorney in Switzerland

A Swiss Power of Attorney grants a person to represent the donor and dispose over assets and income. The attorney’s responsibility is to complete business transactions or any other actions specified in the power of attorney in Switzerland. A power of attorney is known in Switzerland as a &ldqu ...

Business Start-up Costs in Switzerland

1. What is the minimum share capital? When deciding to set up a company in Switzerland, one must choose between two most popular types of company. For establishing a limited liability company (GmbH) in Switzerland, one must provide a minimum share capital of 20,000 CHF, the equivalent of around 16,5 ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Switzerland

A Swiss non-governmental organization is an entity created on private initiative in order to fulfill goals of public interest. Most NGO’s are established as non-profit associations or foundations. A foundation opened in Switzerland is an organization without membership, establis ...

Nominee Director in Switzerland

 Even though is possible to incorporate a company without giving the name of the beneficial owner, but the name of a person appointed by a bank, a lender or a major shareholder, the use of nominee directors in Switzerland is not granting the same advantages as in an offshore jurisdiction. In th ...

Meet us in Switzerland

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers and accountants in Switzerland. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Switzerland.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Switzerland.