Business Set-up in the Switzerland

Switzerland is a beautiful country not just for vacation or stay purposes but also from a business perspective. If you also want to set up business in Switzerland then connect with our team of professionals at Enterslice to make a global presence. We provide tailor-made solutions by following a holistic and integrated approach.

Benefits of establishing a business in Switzerland

The reasons to establish a business in Switzerland are as follows:

Favourable tax regime

Educated and qualified workforce

Stable Economy

Business-friendly environment

Good Quality of Life

Revenue generation by offering logistics and transportation services

Good quality banking services

Free trade with European and American countries

Good place for establishing a Fintech start-up

Crypto-friendly country

The government encourages international investments (FDI)

Laws on banking secrecy provide good protection to foreign businessmen and investors

Developed Infrastructure offers modern facilities to foster the growth of companies

The headquarters of several multinational companies are located in Switzerland

Business Structures in Switzerland

The following business structures are available for incorporation in Switzerland:

Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship business is managed by one individual. The sole owner is the sole recipient of all the profits and is also fully liable for all business liabilities. The owner of the sole proprietorship business should be a Swiss resident and his name should be listed in the company. The registration of a sole proprietorship with the Chambers of Commerce becomes mandatory if the annual revenue exceeds CHF 100,000.

General Partnership

A general partnership in Switzerland is a type of business where two or more partners are having unlimited liability. The partners have to be Swiss Residents and must be enrolled with the Chamber of Commerce.

Limited Partnership

Limited Partnership is similar to General Partnerships. The only difference is that general partners have unlimited liability whereas limited partners have limited liability.

Limited Liability Company (GmBH)

The term "Limited Liability Company" (LLC) refers to a limited liability establishment with a minimum of two shareholders. The liability of the shareholders is limited to the extent of their contribution to the company. The minimum amount required to form an LLC is CHF 20,000 equity.

Joint Stock Company

A minimum of three shareholders and an initial capital of CHF 100,000 is required for joint stock company registration in Switzerland. The liability of every shareholder is limited to the amount of contribution made by them to the capital of the company. Joint Stock companies operate as autonomous legal entities and have a Board comprised of Swiss and European citizens.

Public Shareholding Company

A public shareholding company is the most preferred legal entity in Switzerland. The purpose of forming a public sharing company is to acquire and manage the participation of other companies. Minimum capital of CHF 100,000,00 is required for forming this type of company.


This business structure is a legally independent entity of an affiliated company from another country. It operated as a Swiss company and it can be in the form is a limited liability company or corporation.

Branch Office

A branch office is a subsidiary office of a foreign company in Switzerland. A branch office is formed to increase the range of its products or services within the country.


A representative office is formed to serve the non-commercial needs. The main purpose of a representative office is to expand the market reach for research and other marketing activities.

Different Types of Taxes in Switzerland

Corporate Tax

Dividend Tax

Withholding Tax

Issuance Stamp Tax

Securities Transfer Tax

Real Estate Capital Gains Tax

About our Services

Enterslice is one of the leading management consultancy firms which offers end-to-end business set-up, financial, regulatory, taxation, legal, and advisory services to early-stage businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and large corporate houses across the globe.

Our Switzerland Entry Strategy services involve the following services:

About Switzerland Entry Strategy

Our Switzerland Entry Strategy is classified into the following:

Business Set-up Services

Our business set-up services include advisory related to the type of business structure a business should opt for while setting up a business in Switzerland. A business can choose from a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, joint stock company, public shareholding company, subsidiary, branch office, and representative office. Our team guides you in selecting the most suitable business structure for your business. We also assist in the registration of the business structure, opening a bank account for the business, and post-registration compliance.

Consultancy on Managing the Business

Our consultants formulate a strategic plan for establishing and operating a business depending on your business needs. We formulate a budget and develop cash flows for your business. We also review internal control processes and conduct business reviews.

Legal Advisory Services

Our legal experts provide legal advice on business operations, finances, IP protection, etc. We also draft legal Documents for your business and compile the required Paper works. We also ensure that all legal and regulatory compliance are duly complied with.

Taxation Advisory Services

Switzerland is a country that provides a low rate of taxes for companies as well as private individuals. The corporate income tax for companies is segregated into federal and cantonal or communal levels. Our team at Enterslice assists by advising on the different types of taxes in Switzerland. We assist in the Paper works, and tax filing process and guide various other compliance requirements.

Accounting and Audit Advisory Services

Enterslice Accounting and Audit Advisory Team is perfectly able to provide you with tailor-made solutions. Our team has expert accounting and audit knowledge along with practical experience which will help your business in meeting its industry-specific accounting challenges and financial reporting requirement.

Intellectual Property Advisory Services

Our IP Experts assist in IP Compliance. We assist in getting registration of the IP by filling application for registration and compiling relevant Documents. Our team of IP experts also advises on IP compliance and IP Protection. We also assist in enforcing IP rights against any infringement.

Fintech and Cryptocurrency Advisory Services

Fintech, cryptocurrency, and blockchain have great potential in reshaping the financial services industries. We provide extensive services from setting out a business plan to the nature and scale of fintech business activity. We assist in obtaining a license to conduct digital asset business. We support our clients throughout the process from developing the technology to financial services.

Employer on Record Services

An Employer of Record (EOR) is an entity that legally employs workers on behalf of another business. An EOR is fully responsible for all aspects of employment, including compliance, payroll, taxes, and benefits. Our team can act as an EOR and help in onboarding the employees for our clients with the best part being that you shall have control over the daily activities and responsibilities of the employees.


The process of company registration in Switzerland is as follows:

i. Choosing the Type of Company

ii. Reservation of the company name and trademark registration

iii.Opening a Bank account

iv. Preparation of essential Documents

v. Signature and Notarization of the Documents

vi. Filling of essential forms

vii.Submission of the Documents

The benefits of opting for Enterslice for your business set-up in Switzerland are as follows:

i. Professional Support

ii. 24*7 Customer Support

iii.Highly Integrated IT Team

iv. Competent Team of Lawyers, CAs, Cost Accountants, CSs, and CPAs.

Yes, Enterslice helps in choosing the type of business structure in Switzerland depending upon your business wants and the financial resources available.

The Swiss Code of Obligations also referred to as the Swiss GAAP is the accounting code followed for accounting and auditing in Switzerland. .

In Switzerland, Trademarks is governed by the Federal Act on Protection of Trade Marks and Indications of Source (Trademark Protection Act); Patents is governed by the Federal Act on Patents for Inventions (Patents Act); Copyright is governed by the Federal Act on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights; and Design is governed by the Federal Act on Protection of Designs (Designs Act).

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We register 100+ Companies every Month

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