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Full Name: Aktiengesellschaft
Minimum Capital: CHF 100,000 (at least 20% paid up, minimum CHF 50,000 paid up)
Minimum Nominal Value: CHF 0.01
No of Directors: 1 (Majority of board members must be Swiss residents)
Audit Exemption Available: Yes
Switzerland is a highly attractive business and holding location because of its network of free trade agreements, investment protections, well-developed financial and banking systems, and favourable tax regime.
A Swiss AG (Swiss “Aktiengesellschaft”) is the most popular company structure in the country due to its flexibility and versatility. Advantages include low income and capital gains tax, a safe and stable corporate environment and the strong global reputation of Swiss companies.
Foreigners and non-residents can form a Swiss AG since there are no restrictions regarding the nationality or residency status of the company’s directors.
Swiss AGs are excellent vehicles for the German-speaking market and UK companies that have found the European clearing system challenging post-Brexit.