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When I set up a Company in Switzerland, What are company regulations should I know?

Updated time: Dec 19, 2017 , 10:10 (UTC+08:00)

  • All GmbH and publicly listed AG need to publicly disclose its shareholders;
  • Anti -trust laws prevent Swiss resident firms from entering into contracts which form cartels or monopolies; For M&A matters, approval must be obtained;
  • Switzerland mandates the majority of board members of a Swiss AG to either be residents or citizens;
  • A Swiss AG can issue bearer shares only if the entire share capital (US$ 110,000) is fully paid up.  A Switzerland LLC (GmbH) can’t issue bearer shares;
  • Swiss resident firm must ensure that an annual general meeting (AGM) be held within 6 months of the end of the year;
  • Swiss resident firms must pay payroll taxes for foreign employees who do not hold a permanent residence in the country.

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