The procedure of forming a LLC
The formation of a limited liability company in Switzerland is done in three steps. Among other things, you have to open a consignment account and pay a capital of CHF 20'000.
The advantages of forming a LLC
By opting for the legal form of an LLC, the amount of start-up capital required can be minimized.
No personal liability
Liability is limited to the (fully paid-in) share capital.
Relatively small share capital
To establish an LLC, relatively small share capital (CHF 20'000.-) and only one person are required.
Free choice of the company name
The business name can be freely chosen, but the suffix "LLC" must be included.
The requirements to form a LLC
To establish an LLC, one or more natural persons and/or legal entities are required. As with the AG/SA, the formation and operation of a "one-person LLC" is now possible.
Share capital: CHF 20'000.-
A capital of CHF 20'000.- is required for the formation of an LLC (the minimum value of a share in the capital is CHF 100.-).
One director in Switzerland
At least one managing director or one director must be resident in Switzerland.
Unique company name
The company name must be clearly distinguishable from any other company name already registered in Switzerland.