Switzerland is often regarded as an offshore company location along with many other offshore jurisdictions. However unlike other brass plate jurisdictions it enjoys relatively low tax rates, a reputation for quality and security and is enviably located in the heart of Europe and, whilst not a member of the EU, enjoys many bilateral treaties with the EU as well as an extensive range of International Double Tax Treaties.

Key Features

Swiss Offshore Company

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

SA

  • Registered Office in Switzerland

Yes

  • Shelf company availability

Yes

  • Corporate Taxation

20-30 %

  • Access to Double Taxation Treaties

No

  • Time to form

10 Days

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

CHF

  • Permitted currencies

Any

  • Usual authorized

CHF 50,000

  • Bearer shares¬†allowed

Yes

  • No par value shares allowed

Yes

Directors

  • Minimum number

One

  • Local required

Yes

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

Shareholders

  • Minimum number

One

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Corporate shareholder allowed

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

Company Secretary

  • Required

No

  • Local or qualified

No

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

Yes

  • Publicly accessible accounts

No

Other

  • Requirement to file annual return

Yes

  • Migration of domicile permitted

Yes

Advantages

  1. Privacy
  2. Asset protection
  • Reduced tax liability
  1. Protection against law suits
  2. Flexible business laws
  3. Ease of operation
  • Confidentiality

The Valsen Advantage

  • Speedy, Efficient and consistent Services.
  • Relentless effort to obtain bank accounts.
  • Expert advice on structuring options.
  • Dedicated ongoing compliance support.