Opening a company in a foreign country can be the most rewarding business decision you will ever make, but it must be done properly, with a comprehensive understanding of the country’s administrative systems, taxation and markets. Our international Company Formation Services are customised to your specific business needs to ensure competitive pricing and ideal turnaround times.
The teams of Company Registration Worldwide are very knowledgeable of the European markets. Our network of international partners ensures a comprehensive company formation service. Our team of experts are here to assist you every step of the way. With our knowledge and a designated team of professionals in every jurisdiction we operate in, we can ensure that the process runs smoothly from start to finish.
Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung or Limited liability company (GMBH)
• A limited liability company is a very common and the most ideal way to start business in Switzerland for a small number of shareholders.
• To set-up a Swiss GMBH, a minimum share capital of CHF 20,000 is required. The total capital is divided into “quotas”, each of which shall have a value equal to or more than CHF 100. Our experts can provide you further explanations on this matter to open a GMBH in Switzerland.
• There must be at least one (1) shareholder for establishing a GMBH, who can either be an individual or a legal entity. The liability of the founder is limited by the shares owned.
• Once the unique name is chosen, it is worth opening a bank account where the initial capital must be deposited. After these steps the process of registration is marked by getting a special certificate which reaffirms the legal character of the company.
• the articles of association – the main statutory documents of a Swiss company, which have to be notarized before registration;
• specimen signatures and passport copies of the managing board (company’s secretary, directors and company’s
shareholders/founders); • Stampa Declaration Form and Lex Friedrich Declaration Form and information on the registered office of the company;
• information on the type of the company and the main object and activities that will be carried out through the new legal entity;
• other documents may be required, depending on the type of business chosen for registration.
Our team of specialists based in Switzerland can assist you through the complex incorporation formalities of a Company in Switzerland. You may schedule an initial appointment to discuss the step-wise procedure to establish your company in Switzerland.
Over the years of our experience in the field, we have established a network of offices and agents all over the globe, enabling us to provide not only company registration services but other business and financial services such as registered office address, VAT registration, bank accounts, accountancy and payroll.
We provide the support, security and confidence from knowing you are dealing with a team of professionals, knowledgeable in doing successful global business. Our international specialists are familiar with every detail of company law. Our local lawyers and chartered accountants are the best in their field, carefully selected for their professional ability, reliability and integrity.
The private limited liability company
A Private limited liability Company is owned by a small business entity which limits the owner’s liability to the value of their shares, limits the number of shareholders to 50 and prohibits shareholders from inviting the public to subscribe to any of its shares.
• This is the most common type of employed business in Malta.
• The company is required to have at least two shareholders, one (1) director, (1) one company secretary, and a registered office. The incorporation of a single member company is permitted upon fulfilment of certain conditions. However, the Maltese legislation does not require the company’s directors to be Maltese residents.
• The Registered address of the Company must be an address in Malta.
• The Company must have an authorised share capital of a minimum EUR 1,165. If the share capital exceeds this amount, upon incorporation at least this minimum amount should be issued and allocated and 20% of the amount must be paid up. However, if the share capital does not exceed the minimum requirements, it must be fully subscribed upon incorporation.
The Steps for formation of a Private Limited Company are explained below.
The steps to set up a company in Malta can be done remotely or online without the need to travel. Our corporate service team is very well versed with the procedure and can therefore efficiently guide you through the whole process for a smooth registration of your Maltese company.
Once you have selected the country that suits your business, we can advise you on the requirements to open a company and get it ready to trade. Depending on the justification of choice there are various steps before and after company incorporation, our expert team will guide you through the process. More information on each country can be asked for by contacting us through our Contact Us page.