Switzerland Company Documents

Federal Commercial Registry

As incorporation agents our experience with the Federal Commercial Registry in Switzerland means we can obtain copies of company documents from the registry. We are able to conduct a company name search and obtain company search reports and copies of official documents.

Swiss Company Search

A Swiss company report/company extract includes details of the company, confirms its existence and lists company information.

A Swiss company search report includes:

  • Full company name - (Raison Sociale)
  • Registered Company Number - (Fed. Nr)
  • Head Office - (Siège)
  • Registered Office address - (Adresse)
  • Legal Entity
  • Activity & Observations
  • Date of Incorporation - (Dates des Statuts)
  • Administration, review board & people having signing capability - (Administration, organe de révision et personnes ayant qualité pour signer)
  • Share Capital - nominal, released and shares - (Capital actions - nominal, libéré, actions)
  • Company Statutes (if available)
  • Statute updates (if available)
  • If the company is dissolved

In Switzerland the registry does not file any details on the shareholders, therefore this information is not available in the company search. The original shareholders of the company can be included in the constitution of the company, the company does not register any change to shareholders at the Registry.

Switzerland Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from Federal Commercial Registry and delivered by email in 3 - 5 days.

Copies of Company Documents

Copies of the official filed Swiss documents can be obtained for you from the Federal Commercial Registry.

This includes copies of:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Extract of the Commercial Register
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association / Statutes

Establishing the existence of a Swiss company and obtaining copies of official company documents held at the Federal Commercial Registry may be required for:

  • Due Diligence - confirmation of a Swiss company’s existence
  • Legal requirements - certified company documents

Certificate of Incorporation - Gründungsurkunde

We can provide an original certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for a registered company in Switzerland, under the Swiss Companies Act

Switzerland Certificate of Incorproation

Extract of the Commercial Register

We can supply a certified Extract of the Commercial Register from the Federal Commercial Registry in Switzerland certifying the current company details.

The certificate is provided from the Federal Commercial Registry with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an authorised officer.

We can provide an extract from the commercial register in German with the current company details, If there is not mentioned of liquidation due to bankruptcy, loss of domicile or lack of directors of company or auditors the company is good standing.

Public Information

The majority of company information is not available for public inspection which offers high levels of confidentiality for the business and its beneficiaries. Upon incorporation director and shareholder registers must be filed at the Commercial Registry, but are not available for public inspection. Furthermore, these registers do not have to be kept up to date with any subsequent changes to company directors or registers.

Financial Statements

Generally, companies incorporated in Switzerland are not required to file annual financial statements. The exception to this is for certain types of company, such as banks, finance institutions, publicly traded companies, etc. For these companies the financial statements must be filed within six months following the end of the reporting period.

Switzerland Company Documents

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