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Open a Swiss Verein

Open a Swiss Verein

The Swiss verein represents an association, through which various types of legal entities can affiliate under one structure which allows them to keep their individual legal statute. Vereins in Switzerland represent a manner through which such entities can also maintain their own profits. Foreign investors who are interested in company formation in Switzerland can benefit from numerous legal advantages when setting up a verein and our team of company registration representatives can provide an in-depth presentation on this legal structure. 

Legal statute for Swiss vereins 

The verein is recognized under the regulations of the Swiss Civil Code and those who are interested in company registration in Switzerland should know that the legal structure must be registered with the Commercial Register only in the situation in which the respective association carries out commercial activities

In their original forms, vereins in Switzerland could be registered only for non-profit purposes. The regulation is still applicable at the moment, thus investors could also set up non-profit structures, such as non-governmental organizations

Through a verein, investors can establish a partnership with other legal entities, forming a single structure. However, it is important to know that this option for opening a company in Switzerland will avoid the regulations applicable in a state (including for tax purposes) as each company will be liable for such aspects in the country in which the business form was registered. Our team of company formation agents in Switzerland can offer more details on the tax regulations applicable to vereins

Advantages of Swiss vereins  

Partners associating in a Swiss verein can have several advantages if they will choose to be represented under this structure. One of the most important advantages related to the Swiss company formation under the form of a verein refers to the fact that the entities included in the association will avoid merger procedures. To a certain extent, a Swiss verein can represent a type of merger, without completing the legal aspects which are usually associated with this procedure, as each entity will retain the right to conduct business activities following the applicable legislation in country in which they are tax residents

Businessmen interested in receiving further information on the Swiss verein are invited to contact our team of company formation consultants in Switzerland.